How to establish bindings on skis for skating stride

How to establish bindings on skis for skating stride

Upon purchase of new skis it is necessary to face installation of bindings on them. Shops, of course, suggest to establish bindings on the bought skis, but it is connected with additional expenses. To put bindings most – not such the difficult task, the main thing is to calculate carefully all parameters and in details to follow the instruction attached to the bought bindings.

It is required to you

  • - template for the marking of openings;
  • - ruler;
  • - marker;
  • - drill with the drill;
  • - glue;
  • - screw-driver.


1. Study the instruction which is attached to the bought bindings. Be guided by it when performing further work. Find the ski center of gravity, having put it on the back of the chair or any other rather thin subject the sliding surface up.

2. Arrange the ski on the chair back so that it without your support kept horizontally. The place of contact of the ski and back of the chair will also be the center of gravity. Draw the marker the cross line on outer side of the ski. In the presence complete with bindings of the special template for drilling of openings, combine the template with the center of gravity of skis and plan the place for fixture.

3. If there is no template, be verified with the instruction to bindings and make the space from the ski center of gravity at length specified in the instruction. On the skis intended only for skating stride, bindings are displaced a little back concerning the center of gravity. Standard length is from 9 to 13 centimeters.

4. Drill openings on depth slightly less than length of self-tapping screws on which bindings will be installed (self-tapping screws are usually applied in the set). In openings fill in a little glue, it is applied in set with bindings too. If you have no such glue, use epoxy resin or PVA glue. Apply the binding to the ski and spin self-tapping screws.

5. If in your model of ski bindings the thrust bearing is located separately, mark its situation depending on the boot size. Fasten the heel the self-tapping screw or paste special glue depending on recommendations in the instruction. After installation of bindings leave skis at the room temperature for day that the glue holding self-tapping screws finally dried. After that it is possible to ski.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team