NNN BC Binding Slop

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Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Post by lowangle al » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:54 am

I have a LOT of slop in my 3pin/leather boot combos. In order to make my skis behave they need to be weighted and carving. Like was mentioned above keeping the ball of your trailing ski down will help you weight it, and those rails should help too.

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Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Post by Franz » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:52 am

Hmmm, how about mounting a new binding? Just a thought.

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Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Post by bgregoire » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:58 pm

Tom M wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:23 pm
If it hasn't moved, then you will need a stronger whack or several medium whacks.
I don't know about this Tom. That metal clamp is the critical component of the binding. Its made of an uber hard metal and I don't believe it is well suited to being bent as you suggest. I have had more than one NNN-BC binding fail in the past, in the field, because the clamp piece split into two pieces. Anyways, the fix might work, but you might also create a microfracture whacking away like that with a hammer. A failed binding in the field will be far far worse than a little play.
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Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Post by Tom M » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 pm

bgregoire wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Tom M wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:23 pm
If it hasn't moved, then you will need a stronger whack or several medium whacks.
I don't know about this Tom. That metal clamp is the critical component of the binding. Its made of an uber hard metal and I don't believe it is well suited to being bent as you suggest. I have had more than one NNN-BC binding fail in the past, in the field, because the clamp piece split into two pieces. Anyways, the fix might work, but you might also create a microfracture whacking away like that with a hammer. A failed binding in the field will be far far worse than a little play.
I think most would agree that a new binding would be the safest solution and I'm sure that Rossignol would agree. :) The bindings I have tweaked in the past were NNN bindings, used for skate skiing. They are not as beefy as the NNNBC, but use a similar mechanism. The metal camp was fairly easy to tweak. I hope he posts back to update his solution to the problem. Taping the bar each time would be a pita.

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Re: NNN BC Binding Slop

Post by WIPP3RMANN » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:32 am

Thank you to everyone who has commented with suggestions and personal experience, it helps a lot.

At this point, I think there are a couple of possibilities:

1. I may have a pair of bindings that are a bit off in terms of tolerance and durability. I'll ask my local retailer here in Summit County, CO once quarantine is over if they have any experience with this, and I'll write an email to Rotefella to see what they think.

2. I may have bent the hooks in my bindings, as Tom M suggests, and they might be repairable with some careful work with a hammer. I did try to bend them back, but I'm nervous about putting too much force on them. I weigh 175 pounds (~80kg) and ski several days per week. I also break parts on my xc mountain bike as if I can afford to do so, so I wouldn't be surprised if I had just torqued these bad boys out of alignment.

I am glad to hear that other people do not have the same sort of issues with their NNN BC bindings. I will see what I can do to remedy my situation.

In other news, i followed the advice of a responder to this thread and purchased some metallic, foil tape that is much more rigid and less malleable than duct tape. It is an improvement, for sure, but the tape still gets chewed up by the binding. Might last two sessions instead of one.

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