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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for bindings to put on my new Enforcers. Realistically what Din range do I need?

 

I've been looking at 3-10,  3-11 or 4-12

 

Will any of these work, or because of my weight, do I need a different Din range?

 

The shop set my old bindings to a 6th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

 

My stats are:

 

5-10

220 Lbs

Level 6-7 Skier, Closer to 6

post #2 of 12

What is the sole length of your ski boot?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

311mm

post #4 of 12

For your weight, ability, & boot sole, DIN 6 sounds light.  If you're over age 50, the shop will take the DIN down a notch.  Keep in mind, the shop should set the bindings via torque testing, not by what the numbers scale on the binding says.  Could be the bindings torque test different from what they read.  More to your question, though -- DIN charts put you more in the DIN 7.5-8 range w/out age adjustment (don't crank 'em down based on what I say, though).  Regardless of your DIN, typically a DIN 12 binding has more going for it than just a stiffer spring, vs. DIN 10 or 11 bindings.  DIN 12 bindings usually have a better build, stronger, more durable components, more elasticity, etc.  That's why they cost more.  Whether you're a DIN 6 or 8, you can fit into any of the DIN ranges you mention, but if I would buy a DIN 12 model for the better build.  

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

I've found some good deals on

 

Rossignol Axial 120 XL

Look PX 12 Wide

Salomon Z12ti

 

Are these three bindings pretty comparible to each other?

post #6 of 12

I used to have some Salomons w/ driver toe.  Looks like the Z12ti has the same toe, & they were great.  Good build & absolutely no pre-release -- great elasticity.

 

Lately I've been on Marker Piston Controls.  They have a bit of free flex built in, and have a bit more forward ramp angle than some (heel plate higher than toe plate for a more forward stance set-up).  Some folks here complain about Markers pre-releasing, but I have not experienced this.

 

If you're looking for deals, go to evo.com.  20% all outlet items right now.  That brings their Looks & Markers down to around $100 +.

Just picked up a pair of Markers.  Have bought from them before & they're reputable.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

I just picked up a pair of Look PX 12 Ti 100mm, for 130.00 new

post #8 of 12
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I just picked up a pair of Look PX 12 Ti 100mm, for 130.00 new


Where did you manage that?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Malazan View Post

I just picked up a pair of Look PX 12 Ti 100mm, for 130.00 new



Excellent choice.  Good score.

post #10 of 12
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Where did you manage that?


One Stop Ski Shop, in Steamboat Springs. All his bindings are 50% off. These were listed at 260.00, got em' for 130.00yahoo.gif

 

post #11 of 12

One Stop are great guys. Is that where you got the Enforcers that matched our price? Because you DID say you would buy bindings from them if they matched the 299 price of the Enforcers. 

post #12 of 12
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One Stop are great guys. Is that where you got the Enforcers that matched our price? Because you DID say you would buy bindings from them if they matched the 299 price of the Enforcers. 



Yes I know, I felt kinda like a douchebagfrown.gif, but I couldn't pass up those bindings at 130.00.

 

So.....I went back to the other store and bought my wife's skis, Fischer Koa 84'ssmile.gif

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