A couple of people have contacted me about the Dynafit and tech pintech binding mount instructions here at Wildsnow.com. They work okay for most people, but I was placing too much emphasis on how the skis were positioned on the workbench. I did some editing work on the instructions to help with this, but here is more clarification:
Basically, for home mounting Dynafit backcountry skiing bindings without a mechanical jig it helps to have accurate marks on the skis showing the boot-center location and the Dynafit pivot location. These marks work best if they’re all the way across the ski (left/right), and square to the skis tip/tail axis. By laying the skis on your workbench parallel to the edge of the bench, it’s easy to make these marks with a framing square. That said, it’s not necessary to obsess on these marks. If they’re accurate in the tip/tail direction, and visibly not crooked, their fine.
After that, the other mark you need is a tip/tail center line drawn in the binding mount area of your backcountry skis, extending for and aft of the binding position by a few inches. This line is used to center the paper template, and thus must be accurate.
Department of travel: Heading out for a long weekend starting tomorrow, will blog on the road if possible. Back to full pace on Monday. Have new backcountry skiing pack from Backcountry Access to cover, and boot fitting will commence as well as some Dynafit mods. Also have our 1-year blogiversary coming up. Is there a way to celebrate that online? We shall see. Thanks all for visiting — it’s going to be an incredible winter!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.