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Thread: Skiing: How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

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    jeff potter
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    Default Skiing: 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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    ADK Skier
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    Default Skiing: How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

    On Feb 9, 4:07.pm, jeff potter <j...@outyourbackdoor.com> 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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    highpeaksnordic
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    Default Skiing: How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

    On Feb 9, 4:07.pm, jeff potter <j...@outyourbackdoor.com> wrote:
    > I have a set of skis with the Salomon SNS Profil manual bindings
    > What's a good way to remove them?


    You've gotten a lot of good advice already. We have a more direct
    approach for the plastic cap at the tail end of the binding baseplate
    - take a very small straight-blade screwdriver and stand it straight
    up in the molded slot, rap sharply and drive the blade straight thru,
    then pry it up. You can reuse it, we throw it out and replace w/ a
    new one when the binding is remounted.

    The screws are # 3 Pozi-Drive, many shops sell the screwdrivers, many
    hardware stores also sell Vermont American bits for 1/4" magnetic bit
    holders which we chuck into battery operated drills and yes, we always
    adjust the clutch settings on them.

    One thing not mentioned is what happens to the holes left over in the
    ski. We always plug them w/ the proper sized plastic plug from an
    assortment we have. The hole is glued, plug tapped into the ski and
    lightly sanded flush w/ the topsheet. Of course, if the holes are re-
    used they are glued again before sending the screws home.

    - Bob

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    jeff potter
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    Default Skiing: 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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    runcyclexcski
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    Default Skiing: How to remove Salomon SNS Profil binding?

    On Feb 10, 7:53.am, jeff potter <j...@outyourbackdoor.com> wrote:
    > 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


    Jeff,

    When I install SNS bindings, I through that stupid white plug away and
    put a regular screw instead. So even if the plug got damaged when you
    pull it out, just repace it with a regular screw. The newer pilot
    bindings abandended the plug design altogether (I wonder what the
    rationale for using the stupid plug was...)

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