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Can any brake go to any binding? Do bindings effect sking performance

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone, I was wondering if bindings were built for only certain brake sizes or if I could take any binding and and put it to any brake.

Also are there any opinions out there on bindings making a difference while skiing?

thanks

post #2 of 10

You need brakes that are made for a specific binding, as brakes are not generic between brands and typically not between models in the same brand.

Sure bindings will make a performance difference. Some people prefer a flat binding, other prefer some heel lift or a plate under the binding. Some people say Markers pre release more than other brands and on and on.

Just give us an idea of yourself and your skis and we can recommend some good ones to you.

I just bought a pair of lightly used px14's for $50 for my next pair of skis. You don't have to spend hundreds if you know what to look for.

post #3 of 10

wow $50 for px14... good deal

 

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well I am in the market for some Volkl Katanas (111), but most if not all that I have seen new or used come without bindings. so I was looking for some bindings without spending an arm and a leg (who is not) but I wanted to be sure to find some that worked for me. I am an intermediat skier, maybe just starting to ender that expert range and would be using the Katanas mainly in Washington and Utah on everything from groomers to back country. Thanks for all the help. 


Edited by Vasudeva - 9/29/11 at 3:52pm
post #5 of 10

Need your height and weight and BSL to be precise but you will probably need a binding with atleast a 4-12 din and a 110 mm brake.  Hope this helps.  Dave

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

oops sorry, my height is 6' 160 lb.

what is BSL?

post #7 of 10


 

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Originally Posted by Vasudeva View Post

oops sorry, my height is 6' 160 lb.

what is BSL?


 

boot sole length

post #8 of 10

BSL = Boot Sole Length.  The length of the boot in the binding determines (in part) the leverage that can be applied to the binding through the boot (and vice versa).  It's one of a number of factors thrown into the mix to determine the appropriate DIN setting for your binding.

post #9 of 10

A 4-12 din binding will definitely suffice

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