PLEASE NOTE: Due to current demand and understaffing we are not able to mount skis/bindings that were not bought from our shop. Thanks for your understanding and we will re-assess in spring
We have a simple rate chart for binding mounting:
$40 for a 'rail' style binding that requires no drilling.
$60 for a regular alpine binding mount on a flat ski.
$100 for an alpine remount. Please note with remounting we will only do a 2nd mount on a ski - i.e.: 1 remount, and only if we are 100% happy with the integrity of the ski. No swiss cheese please.
$150 for a tech touring binding mount
If you bought either your skis or bindings from us – mounting is free.
If you are bringing your own bindings (used, or new & purchased elsewhere) in to us please ensure that all the screws are present and accounted for and secured in a ziploc bag or similar. There is a huge variety of different screws over the various binding brands and models and it's likely we won't have the spare you need.
We can only mount the models of bindings that we also sell - please Contact Us first to confirm your binding model if you are unsure. We cannot accept bindings that we are not trained and certified to mount.
We reserve the right to turn away old/damaged skis, bindings, or skis that have been remounted many times where a new mount will be unsafe.
We only mount/adjust bindings that are on the various manufacturers' 'Indemnified Bindings' lists for liability reasons. The ages vary but as a rule bindings older than approx 8 years will not be indemnified and therefore we are unable to mount or adjust them.
We only use jigs, and will not mount with paper templates or freehand etc.
We also don’t mount inserts but we are happy to drill holes with a jig that you can then widen with the insert-specific drill bit and do the insert installation yourself.
Turnaround is typically 2 business days, and up to a week when busy.
Terms & Conditions for Binding Mounting:
I am aware that alpine skiing, snowboarding, x-country skiing, skiboarding, tobogganing and snowshoeing and all other snowsports (“snowsports”) involve inherent risks, dangers and hazards and that personal injury and sometimes death can occur as a result of my participation in these activities.
ALPINE SKIING: I understand that the ski boot/binding system will not release at all times or under all circumstances, that it is not possible to predict every situation in which the system will release, and that the system is no guarantee that the user will not be injured.
SKIBOARDING/USE OF SHORT SKIS: I understand that the boot/binding system for this type of equipment is not designed to release and will not release under normal circumstances. I understand that therefore this system will not reduce my risk of injury during a fall.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF RIGHT TO SUE AND INDEMNITY
aussieskier Pty Ltd, being the Supplier which supplies and sells all such goods including skiing equipment and services including mounting ski bindings to skis, and adjusting ski bindings to boots, subject to the following conditions:
1. I accept that I, and the user of the Equipment (“the user”) have agreed to and am bound by these conditions.
2. The Supplier is not liable to me, my dependants or legal representatives, or to the user for personal injury or death suffered by me, or by the user, due to the recreational activities not being supplied with due care and skill or not being reasonably fit for their purpose or for breach of any other of the consumer guarantees applied by the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), or due to the negligence, breach of contract or statute or statutory duty by the Supplier.
3. I acknowledge that the recreational activities are dangerous with many inherent risks and hazards and as a consequence personal injury and sometimes death can occur and I assume and accept all such risks and hereby waive the right to sue the Supplier for any personal injury or death in any way whatsoever caused by or arising from my use of or participation in such activities.
4. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Supplier from any and all liability for any personal injury to the user or to any third party, resulting from the use of the Equipment.
5. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed firstly in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and then in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia. If any provision of this Agreement should be determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted and the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall remain and continue to be valid, binding and enforceable.
If you choose for us to mount bindings without your boot present, and ship your skis to you, you also agree that:
1. I understand and agree that the ski bindings will be drilled and mounted on to the skis, or in the case of a rail-type binding they will be slid on to the ski, but these will not be adjusted to your boot and ready for immediate use.
2. I understand and agree that although the bindings are on the ski, this does not imply that they have been adjusted and does not imply that they are ready for use.
3. I understand and agree that ski bindings MUST be professionally adjusted by a certified ski technician prior to use.
4. I understand and agree that having the bindings mounted to the skis is separate from having the bindings adjusted to my boots and adjusted according to my skier information.
5. I understand and agree that mounting the bindings to the skis makes the ski sale final and excludes the skis and bindings from our standard return & exchange policy.
6. I understand that skis will be mounted at the manufacturers recommended position/line on the ski unless you specifically request otherwise - contact us if unsure.
I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SUBMITTING THIS FORM I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I, MY REPRESENTATIVES OR MY DEPENDANTS MAY HAVE AGAINST THE SUPPLIER.
Binding Mounting FAQs
Your Boot Sole Length (BSL) can be found printed on your boots. Often found on the inside heel of the boot.
It is measured in mm and ranges from 150-300mm for kids boots or 250-370mm for adults boots.
Note: your BSL is different to your Mondo Point size (24.5 25.5 etc.). When filling out any forms related to ski binding mounting the BSL is the important number
Your skier type, height, weight, age and ski boot sole length are used to determine the release/retention settings of your bindings. It is important to provide accurate information. Inaccurate information may increase your risk of injury.
Type 1 - Beginner
- Prefer slower speeds
- Prefer cautious skiing on smooth slopes or gentle to moderate pitch
- Entry level skier uncertain of their classification
- Prefer lower than average release/retention settings
- Prefer an increased risk of inadvertent binding release in order to gain increased releasability in a fall
Type 2 - Intermediate
- Prefer a variety of speeds
- Prefer to ski on varied terrain
- Skiers not classified at Type I or Type III
- Prefer average release retention settings, appropriate for most recreational skiing
Type 3 - Advanced
- Prefer faster speeds
- Prefer fast and aggressive skiing on slopes of moderate to steep pitch
- Prefer higher than average release/retention settings
- Prefer decreased releasability in a fall in order to gain decreased risk of inadvertent binding release
All skis come with a recommended mount point, that is a location along the ski as to where we will mount the bindings. Manufacturers will customise this point depending on the type of ski, length of ski & intended purpose.
Manufacturers spend a lot of time designing and testing their skis in relation to mount point and generally come up with the best point for the intended target of that ski.
The most common exception to this rule is Park skis. Often Park skiers want their skis to be mounted closer to centre to prioritise skiing backwards and have equal weight front and back.
Often if we are re-mounting a ski we need to move the mount point away from recommended in order to avoid hole conflicts.
Typically moving the mount point forward will make a ski turn easier and the ski feel slightly shorter. Moving the mount point back will make a ski float better & feel a bit more stable at speed.