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Need a little help picking the right binding and din range

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I finally started focusing on freestyle skiing again this season. I have a pair of 2005 K2 179 Public Enemy twin tips that I stored with a friend for a few seasons. They have terrible binding mounted on them now, Atomic CR-310. I want to mount either Look Pivot 18, Pivot 14, or Rossignol FKS 180. I just am not sure if the 9+ DIN setting is a little too agressive for me?

 

I'm 6'3", 180 lbs. I've had 2 unintentional binding releases in the last 3 days at a 9 with the CR-310s.

 

I do some rails, and reasonably sized kickers (15-30 foot jump to landing), no crazy spins but some grabs here and there.

 

Tips on bindings welcomed...

post #2 of 6

Unless I know for a fact that the lower DIN binding is as robust as the higher DIN binding, I go with the highest DIN binding that still has my preferred DIN setting (3+) on the scale.  Procedure has worked well for me.

post #3 of 6

The FKS / Pivot bindings will behave very different at a DIN of 9 than an Atomic CR-310...

 

I'd look at the 14/140, the 18/180 is SERIOUS overkill.

post #4 of 6

Look makes a jib binding. probably a good choice. 18 din is going to make a heavier binding and a spring that is engineered to skiing with high settings.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Ahh, one other thing. The Pivot 14 doesn't seem to have a narrow option. The K2 PE's are 80mm in the center. Is the 95mm break too wide for them?

 

The Pivot 18 has a narrow option which is 80mm breaks but I can't 

post #6 of 6

I have the Pivot 14 Wide brake (~95) on a set of 64 mm mogul skis.  They overhang a little more than I'd like so I'm swapping them out for some narrow FKS 120 or 150 if I can get my hands on them.  I would suspect that the 95 would not be a very big issue on something with an 80 waist.  I think I'll actually be switching my P14s to an 81 mm twintip and they looked to be a nice fit.

 

On a retention issue, I used to pre-release with my old Tyrolia's set to 9-10, but with the Pivot 14s I haven't had any issues at all with them at 7-8...and I'm pushing them harder than before.  Actually felt them "pull me back" once after an off balance landing near the end of a mogul field...couldn't believe they stayed on given how sideways I felt on landing.

 

Good luck.

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