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Old February 9th 09, 08:07 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
jeff potter
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

I have a set of skis with the Salomon SNS Profil manual bindings on
them. Skate model.

What's a good way to remove them?

I see what looks like a plug at the rear of the heel plate but they're
not easily removed. I can keep trying.

I've removed the rubber bumpers. The plastic "S" snap-cover in the
front-center of the binding, over the front-center screw, doesn't seem
to want to come off. Do I just work a screwdriver under the front edge
somehow?

How do I expose the 2 side-screws? I don't see how to release the
"bail" so that it can flip out of the way.

Help? Links?

Thanks, JP
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Old February 9th 09, 10:43 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
ADK Skier
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

On Feb 9, 4:07*pm, jeff potter wrote:
I have a set of skis with the Salomon SNS Profil manual bindings on
them. Skate model.

What's a good way to remove them?

I see what looks like a plug at the rear of the heel plate but they're
not easily removed. I can keep trying.

I've removed the rubber bumpers. The plastic "S" snap-cover in the
front-center of the binding, over the front-center screw, doesn't seem
to want to come off. Do I just work a screwdriver under the front edge
somehow?

How do I expose the 2 side-screws? I don't see how to release the
"bail" so that it can flip out of the way.

Help? Links?

Thanks, JP


Jeff,
I've removed tons of these bindings. It really doesn't take rocket
science. Most of the time I can get my Swiss Army knife to remove the
plug in the back. Hold it vertically and run it around the plug as you
work it up. I have also used a real small drill bit and drilled a hole
in it and they ride up the drill bit. The S cap in the front comes up
really easy with the edge of my Swiss Army knife. Get the blade under
it and pry up. Than I take my knife and work it from the back of the
binding plate to the front. Be careful on this move with the knife.
Just get the knife under the plate and work free the glue tape. Don't
pry up but move the knife along. This works every time. Hard to
beleive you've never taken one of these off after all the knowlege and
experience you have.
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Old February 9th 09, 11:45 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

Snap off the plastic thing, and you will see the main screw.

Note that Solmon screws are not phillips, even though they look like a
regular cross, and they are made of hardenned steal. Cheapo
screwdriviers almost definitely will get stripped (if your ski shop
mounted the bindgins faithfully). I would get a badass screwdriver, or
better yet, get a specialized Salomon screwdriver
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Old February 10th 09, 12:34 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?


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Snap off the plastic thing, and you will see the main screw.

Note that Solmon screws are not phillips, even though they look like a
regular cross, and they are made of hardenned steal. Cheapo
screwdriviers almost definitely will get stripped (if your ski shop
mounted the bindgins faithfully). I would get a badass screwdriver, or
better yet, get a specialized Salomon screwdriver


I believe that's a pozi-drive screw head you're referring to;...maybe a
#3...if the screws are sealed with epoxy, warming them will soften the
epoxy's bond.


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Old February 10th 09, 12:56 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

Where do you find a posidrive? I looked around a few months ago and
failed.

Gene

"ED3" wrote:


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Snap off the plastic thing, and you will see the main screw.

Note that Solmon screws are not phillips, even though they look like a
regular cross, and they are made of hardenned steal. Cheapo
screwdriviers almost definitely will get stripped (if your ski shop
mounted the bindgins faithfully). I would get a badass screwdriver, or
better yet, get a specialized Salomon screwdriver


I believe that's a pozi-drive screw head you're referring to;...maybe a
#3...if the screws are sealed with epoxy, warming them will soften the
epoxy's bond.


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Old February 10th 09, 01:14 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

On Feb 9, 6:56*pm, wrote:
Where do you find a posidrive? *I looked around a few months ago and
failed.

Gene

"ED3" wrote:

wrote in message
....
Snap off the plastic thing, and you will see the main screw.


Note that Solmon screws are not phillips, even though they look like a
regular cross, and they are made of hardenned steal. Cheapo
screwdriviers almost definitely will get stripped (if your ski shop
mounted the bindgins faithfully). I would get a badass screwdriver, or
better yet, get a specialized Salomon screwdriver


I believe that's a pozi-drive screw head you're referring to;...maybe a
#3...if the screws are sealed with epoxy, warming them will soften the
epoxy's bond.


Tornar Toolworks: http://www.tognar.com
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Old February 10th 09, 02:05 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
John Forrest Tomlinson
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:56:35 -0700, wrote:

Where do you find a posidrive? I looked around a few months ago and
failed.


Alpine ski shops often sell them. And a few other places -- here's an
example

http://www.reliableracing.com/catego...S (POSIDRIVER)
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Old February 10th 09, 01:19 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
jeff potter
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

On Feb 9, 6:43*pm, ADK Skier wrote:
On Feb 9, 4:07*pm, jeff potter wrote:



I have a set of skis with the Salomon SNS Profil manual bindings on
them. Skate model.


What's a good way to remove them?


I see what looks like a plug at the rear of the heel plate but they're
not easily removed. I can keep trying.


I've removed the rubber bumpers. The plastic "S" snap-cover in the
front-center of the binding, over the front-center screw, doesn't seem
to want to come off. Do I just work a screwdriver under the front edge
somehow?


How do I expose the 2 side-screws? I don't see how to release the
"bail" so that it can flip out of the way.


Help? Links?


Thanks, JP


Jeff,
I've removed tons of these bindings. It really doesn't take rocket
science. Most of the time I can get my Swiss Army knife to remove the
plug in the back. Hold it vertically and run it around the plug as you
work it up. I have also used a real small drill bit and drilled a hole
in it and they ride up the drill bit. The S cap in the front comes up
really easy with the edge of my Swiss Army knife. Get the blade under
it and pry up. Than I take my knife and work it from the back of the
binding plate to the front. Be careful on this move with the knife.
Just get the knife under the plate and work free the glue tape. Don't
pry up but move the knife along. This works every time. Hard to
beleive you've never taken one of these off after all the knowlege and
experience you have.


I've only installed one set of SNS Profil autos (for my wife). Never
removed them. Used NNN otherwise for decades.

I still haven't heard about how to get at the 2 side-screws. I can't
even see them. ? They appear to be hidden under the pivoting metal
shell cover---I don't see how to pivot it to expose the heads.
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Old February 10th 09, 02:18 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
jeff potter
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

PS: Ah, ha. I dug into it. Here's what's really going on with this
binding type. The white "cap" over at the rear of the heel plate is
NOT a cap at all. It's a one-use barbed-plug-rivet thingy. There is NO
screw under it. So you do not really just pry it up. You pry at it but
your efforts are pulling it out of THE SKI. It has a "barb" on the end
to prevent you from doing this. So eventually this item BREAKS OFF,
leaving its barb inside the ski. Terrible design, so it seems. How to
reinstall the binding onto another ski? YOU CANNOT. You MUST acquire
another undamaged white plug-rivet. Where? Who knows. Nonstandard
item. I suppose a local shop might have some around. It might be
outdated for all I know. These are somewhat older bindings. I can't
imagine such a method lasting more than one design cycle. Ugh.

Anyway, then you lift off the heel plate section-chunk and pull it to
the rear and off of the front part of the binding and the side screws
are exposed. Now we're back in familiar territory and I expect no
further difficulties...

--JP
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Old February 10th 09, 02:53 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
jeff potter
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Default How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

PPS: I removed the other barbed-plug out without breaking it, but it's
a bit marred and "vexed". I'm not sure I'd want to re-use it (or
resell it). They don't appear designed to be reusable. Oh well! --JP
 




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