I have a pair of unmounted 2009 Gotama's that I'm planning on mounting up with some new bindings, and I'm leaning towards a pair of Axl's. I'm also thinking that I may invest in an AT / Tech binding/boot setup next year for some variety, and given I'm getting older and I'll be getting out less consistently. Most of the time will be area skiing in CO, though like to keep backcountry options open.
Is anyone using inserts so that you have the flexibility of swapping skis between Tele and AT bindings? Similarly, I have some thoughts of wanting to go from 75mm to NTN or Tele Tech (need to learn more), partially due to some knee issues, but for this season or maybe 2 seasons, would like to avoid the cost of new boots.
I'm not sure if swapping bindings is a practical option, but before I go mounting the skis, want to check into that.
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But: you'd want to confirm there's adequate clearance between the holes for the 2 mounts ( minimum 1cm from another hole). And, the rule of thumb is a maximum of 3 mounts per ski... though in reality you MAY get away with more, depending... there are variables.
Phoenix -- I assume you mean by 3 mounts, you mean mounting three separate bindings.
I just read the article at https://www.telemarkskier.com/installin ... -bindings/
I think I'll go for it, with the hopes that another binding such as AT will have a somewhat different mounting pattern, so the ski can be used with different bindings.
Now I just need to figure out how to find the proper mounting location And, of course, locate some bindings.
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for my next potential skis myself, but, like you, cant afford boots yet, plus I like keeping my options open. Quick swap out with the impact driver, some thread lock, instant attitude adjuster.
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As far as I know you'd be limited to just the one boot brand, it'd be expensive to get set up, and it might be difficult to find much on the used market. But it's a route that would save from having to buy two bindings and two sets of boots to get that flexibility. So it might be more cost effective in the end.
The local sports consignment has a pair of those Gotamas with 7tm bindings I’m hoping to demo this week (snow at last). Kinda concerned that they’ll be a bit short for me (they’re 176cm) but just gotta try them.
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Traditionally, people always said 1 cm spacing for clearance, but with the SS inserts epoxied in the ski there's lots of evidence that you can close that gap a little. I've got several years on some pairs that have inserts ~0.5 cm between, and there's a huge thread on TGR about inserts in general with lots of the same.
Just make sure you tap straight and use a good slow cure expoxy like G-flex.