How to Mount & Adjust Marker Ski Bindings

How to Mount & Adjust Marker Ski Bindings
Marker is a manufacturer of high-quality ski bindings, in particular its Jester and Griffon Schizo bindings that come on sliding mounts and offer some flexibility in standing position for different conditions. When working with such expensive and specialized components, its important to get the assembly right. Fortunately, mounting and adjusting Marker's ski bindings are pretty straightforward tasks, involving only a handful of easy steps.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pencil or marker
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Paper bowl
  • Popsicle stick
  • Epoxy kit (such as JB Weld)
  • Screwdriver
Step 1
Look along the side of your skis to see if they have a center-point marking. Unless the skis are very old, this ought to be the case. If not, measure the skis and mark that point yourself on both skis.
Step 2
Clip on the toe part of your Marker bindings to one of your boots. Put the boot on the ski so the center-point marking sits next to the middle of the boot. Note where the boot heel and front of the toe binding are on the ski by marking it with a pencil or marker.
Step 3
Detach the toe binding and put both it and the heel of your Marker binding onto the ski. Note where to drill in the ski through the ski holes with a pencil or marker.
Step 4
Drill holes in the space you marked to a depth that is about halfway through the ski. Take extreme care to not drill all the way through the ski, since punching a hole out the other side will ruin it.
Step 5
Stir together epoxy hardener and resin in a paper bowl with a Popsicle stick. Apply the epoxy to each screw before you use it to fasten the Marker bindings onto the ski. Drive screws through every screw hole and mount the bindings on the ski.
Step 6
Repeat steps 2 through 5 on the other ski.
Step 7
Put on your ski boots, clip them into the skis and insert the screw control into its mounting in the front of your toe bindings if you own Marker's Jester or Griffin Schizo bindings. These two Marker models have twist-controlled sliding mounts that allow you to make adjustments to your standing position. Turn the screw control forwards for a better freestyle spot, and backwards for a better power spot. Tinker with this until you find your normal standing position, then remove the screw control and repeat on the other ski. Bring the screw control on ski trips and readjust as necessary on the slopes.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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