Posted on May 08 2013
The "Quiver Killer" became an important tool at our shop this year. One of our major issues was how to have a demo fleet that fits a full size run of boots. Most alpine touring bindings only offer a 3 cm range of adjustability if any at all. The Quiver Killer offered a solution; two different whole sets that cover a much wider range of boot sizes and the ability to easily move the toe, heal, or both without damaging the ski.
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The Problem: A normal ski to binding interface relies on a perfectly perpendicular hole drilled in the ski, with intact threads, and glue to seal it for moisture. Every time a screw is fired in and out of this whole it jeopardizes this interface and can result in binding pull outs.
The Quiver Killer Solution: The Quiver Killer drills a much bigger hole and then fires in a threaded, capped, metal insert properly sealed against moisture. Then a machine screw is used to fix the binding to the Quiver Killer.
Pros: This worked great for our demo fleet all year, but we also provided this service for many of our customers. It is particularly useful if you have a favorite pair of planks that you like to ski Alpine and Telemark. Two different hole patterns on the same pair of skis. Or for those of you that have a closet full of of arrows and don't want to buy 5 pairs of PLUM Bindings to have them all ready for the backcountry.
Cons: Although they sell many different mounting screws, Quiver killer has not quite caught up to the dozens of varieties of AT and Tele bindings on the market. If you have a big selection of machine screws this is not much of a problem, but it does make it harder than just ordering the perfect set. Remember you only get one chance when you mount these. If you strip a hole it is going to be a crater in your ski that a Heli-coil will not plug. I highly encourage you to bring it to a shop that performs this service on a regular basis.