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Dec 3, 2010, 4:16 PM

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Re: [qwert] Mounting ski bindings? / Skiing in mountaineering boots?
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qwert wrote: wrote:
It is readily available on the used market and makes an excellent approach binding for use with mountaineering boots (to prevent injury with such use we recommend not latching your heels down as softer climbing boots will not reliably actuate the safety release.)
Anyone an idea what they could mean with that?

I think they simply mean "don't latch the heel piece".

I just mounted 404's on heavy touring skis for mostly flat approaches to ice climbs. I don't expect to do any snazzy downhill turning, just basic survival snowplows/stems/step turns, as one does with lightweight 3 pin gear. So, to save a bit of weight, I didn't even mount the heel pieces on the skis. I figured I'd need a block of something to locate the rearmost part of the binding, to minimize side-to-side play (just like any other binding system for touring). Here's a couple pics of what I did. Haven't used it yet (notice the GRASS?) The blocks are cut from a hockey puck - tough durable, easy to cut/drill.

(This post was edited by gunkiemike on Dec 9, 2010, 4:50 PM)

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