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Yet anther "Ye olde binding question..."

post #1 of 16
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Not sure which way to go with bindings. Do I go pure period with the Spademans with Scott boots also, I have rental plates so I can use my current boots. Or do I go the safe route and use a modern binding that still looks pretty sweet on them. I do recall the FKS being available in blue (I do have purple though)

 

Choices....

 

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post #2 of 16

If you're going to ski those you've got to have the Scott boots to go with them, preferably with mixed colors.

post #3 of 16

Phil, do your knees a favor and go modern. There are some nice multi-color Mojo 15's (you know the ones, like three primary colors) around the web for silly low prices (can't imagine why). You'll blind everyone on the slopes. And, has the sell-out up/down Pro Heel, so no issues there for diagonal release haters.

 

^^^^But yeah, gotta go with the Scott boots for the right total look. Saw a guy the other day in the blue sided ones. Hard to believe their wonderfulness. 

post #4 of 16
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I have Scott boots and Spademans on these....

 

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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

Phil, do your knees a favor and go modern. There are some nice multi-color Mojo 15's (you know the ones, like three primary colors) around the web for silly low prices (can't imagine why). You'll blind everyone on the slopes. And, has the sell-out up/down Pro Heel, so no issues there for diagonal release haters.

 



I am real tempted by those Mojos..they ARE sweet. But I have the turntables so no $$ out. 

 

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Now to find some Flexons...Yellow....Blue... in 301 shells. 

post #6 of 16

Philpug

 

Spademan S4's w/plates and the Scott boots......this was just a rhetorical question, right  wink.gif

 

Besides if you want to do more than a couple runs you can always cheat with modern boots in the rental plates.....

post #7 of 16

Be careful about trying to mate Scott boots with modern bindings.  Very few modern bindings have toe height adjustment anymore, since boots are now built to the same DIN standard.  Scott boots pre-date the DIN standards for sole thickness, and, from what I recall, the sole thickness was quite thin and won't fit a modern binding properly (i.e. they will wobble like hell in the toe piece).  The Spademans might be your best option, or find a current binding with toe height adjustment.

 

I'm not saying I'm 100% right; just saying to confirm the boot dimensions before committing to anything.  If memory serves, the later year Scotts had thicker soles (but again, that era was a long time ago and my memory is a bit foggy on it).

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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

Be careful about trying to mate Scott boots with modern bindings.  Very few modern bindings have toe height adjustment anymore, since boots are now built to the same DIN standard.  Scott boots pre-date the DIN standards for sole thickness, and, from what I recall, the sole thickness was quite thin and won't fit a modern binding properly (i.e. they will wobble like hell in the toe piece).  The Spademans might be your best option, or find a current binding with toe height adjustment.

 

I'm not saying I'm 100% right; just saying to confirm the boot dimensions before committing to anything.  If memory serves, the later year Scotts had thicker soles (but again, that era was a long time ago and my memory is a bit foggy on it).

You are right. Quite frankly, the only way I would use the Scotts is with the Spademans...since they have butterflys already on them. 
 

post #9 of 16

So the options are pig-nose TTs or Spademans, not new FKS or Spademans?

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So the options are pig-nose TTs or Spademans, not new FKS or Spademans?



The Geze toe'd ones, not the Look toe'd ones and the S4's are the newest of all the spademan's. I usually ski these skis for 2 half days in the course of a season. Once each of the last two years, there were binding issues, once at Elk and once at Stowe. Stowe was the scary time with it happening on Goat. Out west here, they will see more time on longer trails..hence why I am leaning towards the Rossi's over the Spademans....sorry RS. 

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

So the options are pig-nose TTs or Spademans, not new FKS or Spademans?



The Geze toe'd ones, not the Look toe'd ones and the S4's are the newest of all the spademan's. I usually ski these skis for 2 half days in the course of a season. Once each of the last two years, there were binding issues, once at Elk and once at Stowe. Stowe was the scary time with it happening on Goat. Out west here, they will see more time on longer trails..hence why I am leaning towards the Rossi's over the Spademans....sorry RS. 



So, put the Spademan's on them and leave the skis with me........I'll ski'um  cool.gif

post #12 of 16

Bet you could tour with those Scotts. They look like they'd have a lot of travel.

post #13 of 16

Nava!

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post #15 of 16
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Nava!



 



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What, these?

http://www.navaski.com/prodotti/sci.html


no, these...

 

 

post #16 of 16

I would never use a binding developed by this guy.

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