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Came up on a new pair of skis - what bindings should I get?

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So recently I was given a pair of brand new 2004 Volkl P60s. I normally ski on fatter skis - currently on a pair of Moment Bibbys, but I figure why not mount these up and ski them on those days when it hasnt snowed in 3 weeks.

 

I am not entirely sure of the dimensions, but I found this thread on here http://www.epicski.com/t/87721/volkl-p60-problem that suggests they are 104-65-88.

 

My question is what bindings to put on. I don't want to go top-of-the-line as I probably wont ski these all that often and they are 7 years old even if they havent been used. Getting a binding that is a few years old is just fine with me - so long as its new. 

 

Other info:

I am 5 foot 9, 160lbs

Skis are 180s

I ski exclusively at Tahoe

Advanced Skier looking to get to the expert level

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

The trend is for binding that are best for the fatter skis, so my guess is that you can find plenty of bindings suitable for carving skis at a great price.  Tyrolia/Head Freeflex or the older Railflex bindings can easily be found.  Same goes for the Marker Piston, any LOOK/Dynastar/whatever binding with an appropriate height, etc.  Check with the ski shops that sponsor this site, and enjoy those skis.  You will love them on the frozen-over spring snow (until it melts), and on those days where it has been weeks between decent dumps.

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I got Marker Comp 16.0 bindings for my P50 F1s and don't regret it.  Do yourself a favour and get some Marker Comp 16.0 bindings; you only need to ski them once and have something bad happen to regret not having a decent binding on them. 

post #4 of 10

We will have some good options at our consignment sale at The Start Haus. In fact, I am not sure what these skis are going to cost you but there are some complete GS set ups that you can get for around 200.00

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I got Marker Comp 16.0 bindings for my P50 F1s and don't regret it.  Do yourself a favour and get some Marker Comp 16.0 bindings; you only need to ski them once and have something bad happen to regret not having a decent binding on them. 


I think the Comp 16 is a 6-16 DIN range binding.  A 160 lb "advanced" skier (not racing) would be close to a 6 DIN.  I think a lighter spring is called for.

 

post #6 of 10

If your DIN is on the scale, the binding will work well for you.  If your DIN is not within that range, the get the Comp 14. (starts at 5). I'm told it's the same binding except for the spring weight (but haven't verified that, the 14 wasn't in stock when I bought).

 

My weight is in that range, and I chart out at 8.5 ( 5'9, 3+ with boot sole length of 311 to 330,), Type 2 would be 6.   If your DIN is below 5, you must be pretty short wink.gif.

 


Edited by Ghost - 8/20/11 at 11:59pm
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I usually have my DIN at 7.5 on my bigger skis just for harder landings. I dont know how that would change with a racing ski, but I would think it should be about the same..

 

Philpug- When is that sale you're talking about? I need to be in tahoe one of these next few weekends anyway. 

 

Thanks everyone for the responses, this was really helpful. (if you have other ideas let me know)


Edited by bspar87 - 8/22/11 at 9:13am
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Oh also, are those the correct measurements? I have had a hell of a time trying to figure it out. You would think volkl might list these things in some archive on their website, but I guess not. 

 

 

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Oh also, are those the correct measurements? I have had a hell of a time trying to figure it out. You would think volkl might list these things in some archive on their website, but I guess not. 

 

 


 

From 2004 reviews, P60 GC Race Stock in 183 is 104 - 65 - 88, P60 GC Racing in 183 is 108 - 65 - 94.  183 is as close to 180 as they listed in 2004.

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From 2004 reviews, P60 GC Race Stock in 183 is 104 - 65 - 88, P60 GC Racing in 183 is 108 - 65 - 94.  183 is as close to 180 as they listed in 2004.


Thanks. How wide a brake would you recommend given at 65mm waist?

 

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