How many times can you drill skis?
I have a pair of ski that I "found" at the shop I was working in at the time. They were drilled wrong. Thus the customer would not take them. I had them redrilled for my boots. Now I have to have them redrilled for my new boots. Any issues?
Some people say "3 times" as a general rule of thumb, but it really depends on how close together the holes are, and where the holes are. For instance, I would not drill any new holes closer than 2 diameters from the old holes. And I would be careful about having too many holes right in front of the toe-piece or right behind the heel piece.
If you can plug the old holes and the new holes are not too close, I think a third drilling should be no problem.
What kind of skis are they by the way?
Actually, it depends on the ski's construction and your skiing style and prefered terrain. A second mounting shouldn't hurt the ski too much, but personally, I wouldn't do a third. Most techs I know wouldn't recommend it. Nothing is worse than to be pounding bumps and have a ski break. Filling the holes really doesn't help the integrity of the core that has been compromised at it's flex points by remounts.
Thanks! Another excuse to shop for new gear! Ebay here I come!
Did you significantly change the size of your boots? If not by more than 1 size up or down you should be able to adjust the bindings where they are for the new boots.
Welcome, Mike C. Tell us about yourself: live, ski or board, where, and whatever else you will share. Lots of good info here on DCSki, and most of the regulars are always willing to try to help a fellow DCSkier with info, etc.
Hey Colonel MikeC has been a DCSKier since our big gathering at Blue Knob last February, nother Western PA guy. Good to hear from you Mike.