A pair of roller skis consists of two platforms with attached rollers. The rollers are equipped with mudguards. Mounting on new skis often go separately and come in classic or free style. Self-installation of fixtures starts with the layout. Ski bracket Assembly attach to the platform so that the widest part of the sole of the mount aligns with the middle of the platform roller. If mount classic binding for classic races, mounts attach the butt to the rear mudguard. Then mark the place of screwing the front fixing screw.
Some models of skis sold is already marked for installation fasteners. They usually contain two sets of marks for screws. The first is for boots big size (more than 40), the second – for the little shoes (size less than 40. Installation of fasteners is better done using a special template to ensure maximum accuracy.
Before screwing the screws pre-drill the holes for them. For drilling use a drill with adjustable speed and drill bits, providing the desired diameter and the hole depth. If you have access to specialized equipment, use a special drill bit with extension. It ensures centering of the drill bit in the drill and stop at the desired depth. When using standard drills use drill bits with a diameter of 3.4 to 3.6 mm. If the drilling takes place by means of rotation, the use of the conductor is obligatory: without it, the drill is often distracting at times.
For mounting, use the screws supplied with the bracket. Though they are spun with difficulty, but hold securely and firmly. Before screwing the screws can be moistened with lubricating oil to reduce the efforts of the screwdriver. Unlike skis, drilling holes in rollers should be done with maximum accuracy. If an erroneous hole in the ski can be repaired with a plug, the rollers do not work. To tighten screws, you can use the screwdrivers with the bits PH 3 or PZ 3.
Many athletes use an alternative method of screw fasteners using screws with countersunk head type М4х25. Place mounting are marked with a stencil, the lower part of the reams under the steel hollow T-shaped caps. Caps are inserted from below and are threaded screws with countersunk head. Unlike screws, this method though more time consuming but much more accurate and reliable with heavy use of the roller. Also, this option is ideal for those who have already unsuccessfully drilled the holes for the screws.