These stainless steel inserts may actually expand your ski quiver instead of killing it. Properly installed in a ski, they allow you to mount bindings in a removable fashion. Thus you can have a huge quiver of skis that all use the same binding. Of course, you could also use several bindings on one ski, which may help kill a ski quiver, but just creates a binding quiver. These should be called Quiver Enhancers instead.
To operate a set of QKs, you’ll need to buy one Stainless Insert for each screw hole in your binding. Then make several trips to the hardware store to find metric screws that fit your binding. Alternately, you could buy the pre-packaged fastener kits already known to work with your model (inserts not included). We currently stock kits for Dynafit Superlite, Turn, Radical, Vertical, Comfort, and Beast bindings. We also have kits for other brands include the Plum Guide, Fristchi Vipec, Marker Kingpin, La Sportiva RT and G3 ION bindings. Each kit comes with the quantity of screws needed to mount a pair of bindings (2 toes and 2 heels). We’re also happy to try and assemble a kit for your needs.
Also available is a Pro Installation Kit that consists of three items: (1) a specially machined drill bit that stops at the proper depth for an insert, (2) a tap to cut a thread into the ski that matches the outer pitch of the inserts, and (3) an installation tool that allows you to screw the inserts in and then back the tool out. You can also buy each item individually, listed as "Step Drill Bit, Bottom Tap, and Installation Tool".
Finally, you can use Vibra-Tite thread locker if you don't plan on swapping bindings often. The 5ml bottles will lock the fasteners into the inserts.
Hi Nick, we are currently out of stock of the Superlite white kits, they have specially ground heads to seat well in the Superlite feet. You could likely get standard M5 screws to fit with some modification.
I was initially a big fan of QKs. Switching bindings around with a minimal weight penalty seemed like a great idea, and most importantly it allowed me to field a larger quiver for a similar cost.
I have been disappointed at how easily the screws work themselves loose as of late. Using the weakest of the three locktite strengths the screws still work themselves loose in tech toes pieces while skinning. Perhaps this is a matter of using a stronger locktite, but I'm wary of of this because the entire purpose is to remove and install the screws easily.
If you do end up installing quiver killers make sure to carry a leatherman, or some such capable of tightening the screws, on long days.
Given that we use lightweight gear in remote places, these are a no-brainer. Less likely to pull out than traditional screws, and easier to swap out a binding piece that is damaged. Buy a few extra to practice on with a 2x4. Definitely soak them in degreaser (then dry) before installing. And use epoxy rather than wood glue.
Hey Duncan! Here's the text copied from the description: Pro Installation Kit that consists of three items: (1) a specially machined drill bit that stops at the proper depth for an insert, (2) a tap to cut a thread into the ski that matches the outer pitch of the inserts, and (3) an installation tool that allows you to screw the inserts in and then back the tool out. You can also buy each item individually, listed as "Step Drill Bit, Bottom Tap, and Installation Tool".
Hey Eric! Thanks for reaching out! Nope, the inserts take a machine thread and the screws that shipped with the Griffon should be wood screws. If you're looking to buy a kit then you'll definitely have to get the inserts, machine screws for the toes and heels (keep in mind those are pretty regularly two different sizes), and also an installation kit unless you're going to have a shop do it!
Hey Cali. Absolutely, though you may run into some hole pattern issues depending on if the ski has been mounted before. If you got the installation kit, a Speed Turn Fastener kit, and 34 inserts (for the Duke's 9 hole pattern) that should do it. Keep in mind, putting 17 large holes into each ski has a lot of potential to weaken it and isn't necessarily recommended, but as long as there is enough space between each insert this could be a very fun project. What ski is this going on?
Hi Jon, the fastener kits are just the fasteners that hold the binding in the inserts. You will also need an insert for each hole. For the Speed Turn 2.0, there are 16 total holes for which you may want inserts.