How to install ski fasteners?

How to install ski fasteners?

Ski mounts – one of the most important parts of the skier’s equipment, which will depend on the life and safety of an athlete. Therefore, they must be properly positioned and fixed. This will be discussed in this article.

How to determine the center of gravity?

First of all, it is necessary to locate the point of application of the total gravity. This is notable. Wooden or plastic ruler put an edge on any horizontal surface. Then you need to put a skiing on it to the sliding side up, the ruler needs to move over the surface until the balance between the heel and the ski toe is established.

When it is possible to achieve such a position, the site is marked with a pencil or marker. It is important that the line coincides with the place through which the axial fixation of the bracket passes.

You can use another method of determining the center of gravity:

  • Ski lift, placing my finger at about her center+
  • It is necessary to find a point on it so that the skiing was parallel to the floor or table and did not lean.

The center of gravity must be determined to ensure the convenience of movement and in order not to have a “advantage” during movement.


After resolved the question of finding the center of gravity, the stage of labeling holes is. To do this, it will be good to use the conductor, it is easy to determine the location of the holes for fasteners. If this device is not available, then take a template made of cardboard. Most often he comes with inventory. And if it was not found, you can search the template in electronic form and print yourself. Nothing terrible if there is no paper, because the markup can be done using the usual sequila. To do this, apply fasteners in such a way that the exact location of the center of the masses agrees with the strip where shoes are fixed. In the SNS system, the axis point is exactly under fastening. Holes are located in front of the axis of the center of gravity (in NNN). Through the holes fasteners make a bright marker tags.

Installation Instructions

Parameters of cross-country skiing fasteners depend on the features of the skiing on which they will be used. When driving on the tracks located on the plains, important conditions are the simple design and small weight. To understand which attachments are suitable for the skate stroke, you should get acquainted with their main species. On fasteners that are designed for ski ski, rubber band (flexor) tougher, and for classic – softer. In the first case, if the flexor is mild, then skis will hang out. In the classic course, the flexor is needed soft, so as not to interfere.

Fastenings are 3 species:

  • Systemic: NN Rotofella (and modern version of NORDIC INTEGRATED SYSTEM)), SNS SALOMON+
  • Hard – Nordic Norm 75 mm, they are also called the RANT, this is a standard fastening system+
  • semi-rigid – straps, buckles, gum.

Hard and semi-rigid fasteners are met less. Hard – these are fasteners consisting of 3 spikes, which are located on a metal plate. She has a spring hand. The advantages of rigid fasteners include: a low price, an ideal option for teaching children. Of the disadvantages, it is possible to note difficulties when equipped, the left and right fasteners are poorly divided, a very many poor-quality fakes are sold, and the shoes that fit the fasteners are now producing less and less.

Among the positive features of SNS fasteners, you can call the following: reliability, quality of models, you can choose any models not only for adult, but also for a teenager or child. Among the disadvantages it should be noted the need to use special shoes – Boots with a rod that comes into the fixation groove intended for this. In addition, this shoe is difficult to find on sale. These attachments are suitable for use on the ski access, which was processed by a special machine to prepare the track. This tracked car is called random.

The most popular models, the convenience of which were appreciated by skiers, are NNN. On such fixation occurs with the help of screws or puts on with a “Salazok” kit. Among the advantages of such models are the following: Easy selection of suitable shoes, the ability to select fasteners (automatic or manual), low price with good quality, you can choose models for adolescents. Unfortunately, water falls inside, the mount freezes at a minus temperature.

These 2 fastening systems have a groove in order to fix the metal rod in the front. It needs to be fixed with the axis of the center of gravity. In the center under this groove is another – longitudinal. Here it is necessary to make the coinciding with the line on the upper side of the skis.

Much to facilitate the process of locating fasteners made it possible to use the new NIS system – this method is the easiest. Skis with a special platform. To set the mount, you need to start it on the guides until the characteristic click sounds. The backbone is also installed on the guides. Fix it with the key included in the product.

This system allows Find the best attachment position for any ski depending on the eventful weather and the status of the ski run. You can adjust it as needed, you can even directly during training. To do this, use the same key. With it, it turns out to shift the mount on the required number “click” and fix in a convenient position.

Mountain ski consist of two separate parts and a plate under the sock, thanks to which the friction of the boot significantly decreases. The front part is responsible for disconnecting on the side, and the rear – for the discharge when moving vertically. In all models, the indicators of the front and rear coverage are the same. So the boots of any firms will fit.

Depending on the body weight of the athlete, the mount marker is regulated. Also need to focus on skier’s experience and how he drives. If a person during skating aggressively slides, then the ski should be in a stationary state in the place of attachment.

The weight of the athlete is divided into 10 to determine the time of the protective trigger. If the skier is a novice, then the obtained private need to subtract more 1-2 units. The largest level of ski mounting – approximately 3-4 units from the initially obtained numbers.

Maximum effort Some manufacturers indicate kilograms. Then it is necessary to subtract 20-30 kg.

In order to find out the right side of the ski fastening, you need to learn the scheme presented on the manufacturer’s website. This information also happens in the instructions that goes together with the fastener. If there is no experience in choosing and buying sports shells for skiing, you should not make a purchase alone, and it is better to ask the advice of the seller-consultant.

To install fasteners, you need to take into account many factors. If creating a device on ski skiing, they need to be shifted forward or backward relative to the balance line. If shifted to the front part, the course stability increases, and if to the rear – can be improved.

Some modern models have an axis that is shifted back from the nose of the boot. This must be taken into account by installing fasteners.

If there is no confidence in your abilities and there is a fear of spoiling the notable fastenings or skis, then it is better to seek help from specialists. In stores selling sports goods, and workshops can help cope with this problem.

If it is decided to fix yourself, then you need to prepare:

  • Adhesive composition+
  • awl+
  • alcohol felt-tip+
  • Screwdriver+
  • ruler+
  • drill.

Drilling holes

Before starting to drill a deepening, you need to relate the gap between the holes located on the fastener, with the distance between the notes that were applied at the previous stage (markup). Most often in the instructions indicate in detail, for what distance to the depth must be screwed screws. What length will need a drill, there is also written. The drill for SNS is used 3.6 mm for nnn – 3.4 mm. As for the depth of the holes, in both cases – 10 mm. If you use the bar when drilling, you can achieve perfect verticality when creating holes.

If the corresponding length of the rotational cutting tool was not found, then you can take any other. Its upper part can be wrapped with a tape, leaving the protruding length. After that, set a small speed on which drill runs, and in places where there are markups, drill holes. When the holes are ready, you need to remove all dust. After that, they need to pour through the joinery glue. This will help securely fix the screws and ensure waterproofing and strength. It should not use the epoxy resin, since the solvent that contains in it can damage the ski material.


After that you need to attach the device to the obtained holes. Screws uniformly spinning with a screwdriver or cross screwdriver. It is necessary to carefully monitor the displacement of the longitudinal axis. Before screwing for NN 75, you must make sure that the centering accuracy should be accurate.

You can go to ride after the adhesive dry well. No need to use the product at least a day.

Next Watch the video on how to install running skiing.

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