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    would it be massively stupid to take out said spring?
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    You could but I really don't think you would gain anything from it.

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    might give it a go on my urbans and see what happens...
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    Whats the point?? And on what bindings are you talking about removing the spring on?

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    I doubt the benefits will outweigh the pain in the butt they will become when you have to put them on and you have to hold the heel in centre each time to step in.

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    p12s, no point, bindings are ruined anyway, only used for stairs, and i'd like to take a pair apart
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    haha this is going to be funny..let us know.

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    Be careful if you alter or loose any of the parts you could get hurt, sure take a set apart to see how they work, but not if you intend using them again, the springs usually have a spacer, if that gets put back in the wrong place the DIN will read at a wrong setting.

    If I get time tomorrow I will take a set apart and post the photo's so you can see how simple but effective the Look system is, almost no moving parts yet very safe, just a spring pushing against a flat spot on a post.

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    thank you Paul, like i said, i only use them for stairs, for example the town hall, so i think inaccurate din is the least of my worries, but i appreciate your concern and wealth of knowledge. i wonder if there is much money in binding development? after all, one of the key developers of ski bindings was an aerospace engineer...
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    I often wonder what happened to the electronic one Marker developed.

    The one big advancement in bindings if someone could invent it, would be a binding that adjusted the DIN as a person skied at a different skier types.
    By this I mean a binding for a type 1 skier is set lower than for a type 2 or 3, as bindings are less likely to release the slower you go, so a real lot of great skiers get hurt when skiing at low speed while their bindings are set to type 3 or 3+, one of the greatest ski instructors in Canada Steve Smart is such a person, he did his knee at low speed.
    If a top end skier could set his bindings at type 3+ for when he needs it, but have them automatically readjust to a type 1 when he is going at that low speed, would be a winner and worth a lot of money.
    So all you inventive types out there, get inventing and become very wealthy, after you sell your patented binding to a binding company.

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    i'm on it
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    fks155 and 185 at altitude in melbourne.


    for a nice 500.


    silence, my chances of wrapping them round some goats?
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    You can definitely get them around goats if you know what you are doing. FKS brakes need to be bent with caution though (As i'm sure you know)

    In saying that, i've seen plenty of Hellbents rocking FKS'

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    hmmmmmmmm... tough decision to be made soon
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    solid clamps for that ski though - great setup

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    yehhh i know... i kinda think i have to. i want to do the ski justice.
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    Are you thinking the 155's?

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    yep
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    Does the shop know how to bend FKS brakes? Thats probably the most important thing, as you can't just go and buy spare brakes for the 155's..

    [size="1"][ 02.07.2008, 10:30 AM: Message edited by: Silence ][/size]

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    yehh i was going to ask them that, i reckon if i bought them from them they'd do it but if i walked in with my own...
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