Bindings

JigaRex™ Universal Ski Binding Mount Jig System

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The Pliny Equipment JigaRex Binding Jig System clamps to the side of skis and helps you quickly align the boot sole center on the ski mount point. JigaRex interchangeable binding plates are purchased separately for specific binding types and are easily seated on the Universal Jig for your favorite alpine, backcountry and telemark bindings.   Click…

Boot Sole Center Gauge

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The old adage “Measure Thrice, drill once” is applied to measuring, drilling and mounting bindings. A necessary part of the process is to double check ski mounting lines on both skis to verify accuracy. This step is typically overlooked when considering Boot Sole Centers. Manufacturing errors, wear and tear and other factors may create an…

Paper or Clear Plastic Ski Binding Templates

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A very useful resource for DIY binding mounting and comparisons is paper (or clear plastic) binding templates. Not only are they great aids for accurately laying out binding holes for drilling new holes, but you can also use them to compare existing hole clearances relative to new bindings, binding combinations and discovering unknown original bindings…

Binding Freedom & Quiver Killer Stainless Steel Threaded Insert Installation

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For all intents and purposes, regarding materials, tools, screws and installation procedures, Binding Freedom & Quiver Killer stainless steel threaded inserts are virtually interchangeable. (Click on the adjacent images to enlarge.) The main difference between the two is that the Binding Freedom inserts have a notch across the top. This allows for the use of a slotted driver…

Drilling Skis to Mount Bindings

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Drilling your precious skis to mount your bindings is very straight forward and similar to drilling a multitude of materials like woods, plastics and composites. Take your time, measure thrice and drill once. You’ll soon learn how easy and undaunted you will become. If you haven’t done so, please also check out the following topics before…

Finding Your Ski’s Centerline

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One of the few things consistent between all of the various shapes, sizes, side wall and top sheet shapes, binding locations, and camber/rocker, etc of skis and snowboards is that they are symmetrical relative to their longitudinal centerline. Finding the centerline with accurate measuring and layout tools is critical when drilling for and mounting bindings…