Voile 3p binding question

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Voile 3p binding question

Postby Johnny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

For the first time in my life, I bought a pair of NEW bindings. (Woooaaaah!) I've had dozens of different 3p bindings in the past, (most of them exactly like this one too) but I never bought them new. I just got a cool deal on two NIB pairs at 30$ each with cables... But they won't fit my boots.

Even all the way down, that thing (Please excuse my poor english, the zebra thing), is not locking my boot to the pins completely. There's still like a 1-2mm leeway in between.

So obviously, I'll just use pliers and try to change the shape of it... But my question is, do you really have to shape that thing everytime you buy a new 3p binding? Never had to do that before...

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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby BillyFromTheHills » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 am

If there is a bit of play in the boot/binding interface it shouldn't be a problem, as long as the binding is holding the boot in place. It's probably due to the upward curve of the boot sole (rocker) as it approaches the duckbill.
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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby teledance » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:21 pm

Ducttape, it adds volume. Option two add smiley plates to the boots.

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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Johnny » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:55 am

Tape! How could I have forgotten tape?!?

The problem, besides lacking control, is that the boot actually gets into the top of the binding when I turn... And it's wearing the pinholes too... (See pic #1)

Hummm... That metal stuff is harder to bend than what I expected... I will need more serious tools...

The duckbill of the Alaskas is about 1/4" thinner than any other 75mm ducksbills... But again, they fit all my other used 3p bindings perfectly... Only the brand new Voiles are problematic... (And the telebulldogz...)

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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Raventele » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:10 pm

You could use several hardened layers of Shoe Goo..on top
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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Raventele » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Johnny, I am sure you know that the plates really should be countersunk for
them to work effectively ..which means they are not meant to be spacers at all..
laying Shoe goo or epoxy between plastic strips on top the duckbills might actually work..
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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby teledance » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:59 pm

Adding smiley plates to my snowpines added years of use, no dremel tool required. Old worn pins and holes meant I would kick them off on flats when XC the plates fixed that problem. Ducttape till then, sometimes you don't follow the rules.

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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Raventele » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:02 pm

No doubt , TD.. just depends ..
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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Johnny » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:32 pm

They might not look like it, but they are countersunk in my picture... Yeah I need to install plates on the Alaskas too, I'm just too lazy...

I guess the guys at Voile are assuming that people will only use their bindings with plastic boots...

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Re: Voile 3p binding question

Postby Raventele » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:10 pm

Really LJ, my odd shoe Goo method works..
You just smear a light layer around the pin holes to the front and sides..
And then you know your boots in terms of when they are "in" and not..
Works like a champ to protect from marring..Now and then you clean and add a new layer..
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