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Used bindings on new skis, good or bad idea?

post #1 of 7
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I'm thinking about getting the new Line Sir Francis Bacons and I'm trying to sell my old skis to help pay for them.  I'm wondering, should I sell my bindings with my skis and purchase new bindings, or take off the bindings and use them on the new skis?  My current skis are the 08/09 Head Supermojo 105's mounted with 08/09 Marker Jesters.  I've probably only skied a total of 25 days on them over the past 2 1/2 seasons, with some occasional terrain park wear and tear as well. 

 

It would save money to keep my old bindings, but is it a bad idea to use old bindings on new skis?  Do they have a tendency to wear out or break sooner than the skis?  Or will they hold up just fine for the next 5 years or so that I'm hoping to use the skis for?  If anyone has experience with mounting used bindings on new skis I could use the advice.   

post #2 of 7

Sounds like they should be fine with that little time on them.  I often end up putting bindings on 2-3 pairs of skis before I finally sell them on the last pair I mounted them on.  My skis are lucky to get 40 days before I sell them for something else.  Bindings will last a lot longer than that.

post #3 of 7

Should be fine. As ^^^^ says, binders haven't evolved at the same speed as skis. 

post #4 of 7

given ur old pair of skis are 08/09... i doubt the lines will last you 5 years either. but they might and the bindings will likely last that long too. keep the bindings and some change in your pocket :-)

 

post #5 of 7

I'm likely to get skis with a 90mm waist and was hoping to use Markers from my widest skis.

 

No deal. frown.gif      The brakes were only 82mm wide.

 

Anyone know if wider brakes can be purchased for existing bindings (marker etc) ?

 

post #6 of 7

OP:  Yes, you can mount them.  Have them torque tested once mounted (but they should do that regardless).
 

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Anyone know if wider brakes can be purchased for existing bindings (marker etc) ?

 

Yes.  Everything you need to know is here.

post #7 of 7
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I'm likely to get skis with a 90mm waist and was hoping to use Markers from my widest skis.

 

No deal. frown.gif      The brakes were only 82mm wide.

 

Anyone know if wider brakes can be purchased for existing bindings (marker etc) ?

 

Doubt you would have much issue with 82mm brakes on a 90m ski. Currenty have 110 brakes on a 120 ski. There's more tolerance there than you might expect.
 

 

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