Here it is, the definitive answer to the most important question of th 21st Century: How many times can you put screws in and take screws out of Dynaift ski binding screw inserts before they strip?
I’ve mounted my Manaslu bindings twice. I took them all the way off, put them back on, then started running one screw in and out multiple times, tightening each time to the point where I felt it had proper tension for a binding mount. I got six more times before the screw stripped. So a total of eight.
At any rate, 8 EIGHT times is what I got. This is with a set of first generation inserts. Later inserts are said to be able to take more cycles, but not much more. Perhaps a dozen, this depending on how aggressively you torque the screws each time (just a bit too much torque, and that’s it, you’ll have a stripper.) Thus, I’d say a conservative rule of thumb is you can get six binding mounts out of a set of inserts before you’ll get at least one stripper.
Everyone, please refer to this post when this question rises. I’ll link it in FAQ’s and elsewhere.