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Affordable Wide Brake Ski Binding Suggestions?

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Well...its time for some new gear, I really dont mind skiing on my out of date skis and I absolutley love my rossignol bandit xXx's. However, the bindings on the old rossis are shot, and the skis have been drilled three times. This year I plan on buying a pair of 2010 coreupt candid pow's (unless any of you have any objections, please list them and your reason below) which are a 100 or 105 waist ski (can't remember). Anyway a little bit about my skiing, my usual din is 8, im 6' even, and an advanced skier. I plan on using these skis for all mountain use as long as its not icy. Basically they will be used for alot of powder if this winters like the last, a little park without the rails, and some tree skiing. Two hundred and fifty dollars or under is the price range im looking for.

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What is your weight and BSL (boot sole length) posted on the side of you boot. Also what DIN do you usually ski at now?

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Apologies - didn't see the '8 din' you posted. Lots of cheapish bindings online. Check out Levelnine Look PX 15 for $159, Look PX 12 for $139.

Not that it's important but these bindings also have the Coreupt graphics. The 100 mm brake should work just fine if you end up with 105 mm skis. 

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My weight is 215 (hopefully down to 205-200 by ski season). I am definantly considering the look bindings, found a pair of px12's last night for 139 just as you posted. Anyone else have a suggestion?

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boot sole lenght is 325

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Under $250 and 100mm brakes is an easy price point.

 

Level Nine also has good deals on Tyrolia/Head/Fischer 12-15 DIN bindings that would do the trick for you.  But Look/Rossi/Coreupt are strong choices.

 

One thing to check is whether Coreupt -- like many ski manufacturers -- extend their warranty if you mount with "their" bindings.  If they do, it's a no-brainer.

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A word of caution, a lot of the new bindings have very high DIN ranges that may exceed what will safely work for you.  Even at a weight of 215, if the lowest DIN setting on the bindings is 12, they may not work for you unless you are planning on hucking a lot of cliffs.  I am your weight and recently bought some Look Pivots, but in my search I found that a lot of the Internet deals on good binding models were because they had super high DIN springs.

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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

A word of caution, a lot of the new bindings have very high DIN ranges that may exceed what will safely work for you.  Even at a weight of 215, if the lowest DIN setting on the bindings is 12, they may not work for you unless you are planning on hucking a lot of cliffs.  I am your weight and recently bought some Look Pivots, but in my search I found that a lot of the Internet deals on good binding models were because they had super high DIN springs.



Dont worry, I will only be buying a binding with a known din range. 6-12 or 6-15, not too much higher. The highest I set my bindings (cliff hucking (25>ft usually about 10-15ft) and high speed icy groomers is 11.

 

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