Sitting in the mono-ski, and using your outriggers, find the balance point by putting a dowel under the binding foot of the mono. With someone else helping to move the dowel forward and backward, find your balance point. This can be a bit tricky if it is your first time. You want a kind of teeter-totter effect when you move your body weight a small amount fore and aft from the neutral position. Once you find this point, put a mark on the binding foot at the point of contact with the dowel. (See figure 1)
Now that you have the balance point of the mono, you are ready to take some measurements and lay out the hole placement on the ski.
1. Measure from the balance point mark on the binding foot to the center of the front bolt hole on the binding foot. (See figure 1) 2. Add one inch to the number you measured. (example 8 1/4 + 1 = 9 1/4) 3. Now take the binding "Drill Pattern Plate" and find the hole pattern which matches the bottom plate of the front binding. (See figure 2) Then find the second set of holes from the end. 4. From the second set of holes, measure toward the center of the drill pattern plate using the number found in step number 2. (example 9 1/4) At that point, put a mark on the pattern plate. 5. This mark on the binding "Drill Pattern Plate" now goes directly on top of the boot center line on your ski. 6. With the drill pattern plate in the correct place, center it on the ski, side to side, and use two C- clamps to hold it in place. The drill pattern plate which is provided for your use is to be used only for locating and starting the holes. Once you have prtially drilled all eight holes, remove the plate and complete the drilling process. 7. Mount the bindings as per figure 3. Now put the front binding cap on so the tensioning bolts are in the middle of the slots. Fine tuning you balance point is done from the front binding using the adjustment slots.
If you are mounting to a ski with a floating boot
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for mounting tips.