How To Mount Cross Country Ski Bindings
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to mount cross country ski bindings. Failing to mount your cross country ski bindings properly can result in serious damage to both your skis and your body, and could even cause death. Be sure to start with high quality bindings in order to achieve optimal results.
- Make sure that you have the right type of binding for your boot. There are three basic type of cross country bindings and if you don't have the right type of boot to fit into these bindings, they won't work. Be sure to check your boots and select the right type of binding before making a final purchase.
- Decide where the cross country ski bindings will be installed. While there are three possible locations to which you can mount your ski bindings, they typically are placed in the middle position. Later you might decide to change the position of your ski bindings if you find you want a different location for your center of gravity.
- Place one of the bindings flat on the surface of the ski, and mark the position of the screw holes on the ski with a permanent marker. Use a small drill to create holes halfway through the skis. Be sure to follow the marks created earlier.
- Place a small amount of epoxy or another similar adhesive into each of the screw holes. Place the toe pieces onto the ski, and screw them into place.
- Allow the epoxy to dry completely before making any adjustments on the ski bindings.