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Griffon Bindings

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So i just bought the Line Prophet Flite 179 cmSkis , they are 90mm waists and I wanted your opinion on what bindings to get. I have the choice between The Marker Griffon 90mm or the Marker Griffon 110mm. I am an advancing intermediate skier, I ski mostly groomers but like to shred powder from time to time. 6''/210 pounds. All ur suggestions and opinions are welcomed. Thx

post #2 of 23

The only difference is the brake width. Get the 90 to fit your ski.

post #3 of 23

+1 on the Griffon

post #4 of 23

Freaking awesome binding. I've loved mine so far. Should be able to take about all the abuse you can throw at it. I also feel like they give great control with the really wide toe, but that could just be my perception. All in all, it's a great binding to drive just about any big ski.

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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

The only difference is the brake width. Get the 90 to fit your ski.



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Originally Posted by MTLski View Post

So i just bought the Line Prophet Flite 179 cmSkis , they are 90mm waists and I wanted your opinion on what bindings to get. I have the choice between The Marker Griffon 90mm or the Marker Griffon 110mm. I am an advancing intermediate skier, I ski mostly groomers but like to shred powder from time to time. 6''/210 pounds. All ur suggestions and opinions are welcomed. Thx

 

This is gotta be in the running for the "question of the year" award...  Never too early to enter.  
 

 

post #7 of 23

If you are 210# butt-naked, you need to go to a jester!  the Griffon is made for skinny-ass gapers like me!!!!!

post #8 of 23

+1
 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

If you are 210# butt-naked, you need to go to a jester!  the Griffon is made for skinny-ass gapers like me!!!!!



 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

If you are 210# butt-naked, you need to go to a jester!  the Griffon is made for skinny-ass gapers like me!!!!!



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post #10 of 23

Guys, I am going to call BS on that one.  People huck cliffs on Griffons, and Griffons do just fine.  I don't think he really needs DIN16 even at 210lb, does he?  

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Guys, I am going to call BS on that one.  People huck cliffs on Griffons, and Griffons do just fine.  I don't think he really needs DIN16 even at 210lb, does he?  



I don't disagree with you regarding the DIN, but the Jester does have magnesium in some major areas that the Griffon has composites. Personally, (at 190lb) I have skied both and don't notice a difference but I could see a bigger guy wanting a bit more. 

post #12 of 23

you can call it what you like but it won't change the facts... go ahead and take a chance... it's just the part that holds you into your skis..........   210 + boots+pack+clothes+helmet+breakfast burrito= >250#

Marker Griffon Bindings Specifications

    • Developed and manufactured by Marker Griffon, the 2009/2010 12 B110 bindings were given a utilitarian design that allows for use by park, pipe and mountain freeskiers. The B110s are similar in design to Griffon's Jester bindings from 2005 in their ability to accommodate young and lightweight skiers with a minimum weight, yet sturdy design.

    Weight Range Accommodation

    • B110 Marker Griffon bindings are designed for young, lightweight users, but they host a wide acceptable user weight range of 80 to 250 lbs.

 

post #13 of 23

Ah crap! I got the Griffons. I'm only 165lb, but I like to air it from 250-350ft cliffs... in the summer... while wearing a silver speedo.

 

Maybe I should have gotten the Jesters?

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PS. Before you all start jumping all over me: Yes I do wear a helmet!

post #15 of 23

Your good as long as you don't air cliffs over 400 feet - then you need the Jesters for sure.

post #16 of 23

I was 235lbs last year on my griffons and never had any problems.  It's actually quite a burly binding for such light weight.  I am 190lbs and muscle now. of course i had to point it out cause iIm proud of myself lol.  Hope it's a fantastic season again.

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EDIT:  elskier, I am just busting.  I want to see the picture of this huck, I am partial to speedos....

 

 

 

no one cares dude....
 

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Originally Posted by elskier View Post

Ah crap! I got the Griffons. I'm only 165lb, but I like to air it from 250-350ft cliffs... in the summer... while wearing a silver speedo.

 

Maybe I should have gotten the Jesters?



 



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PS. Before you all start jumping all over me: Yes I do wear a helmet!



 


Edited by Finndog - 10/9/11 at 4:43am
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

I was 235lbs last year on my griffons and never had any problems.  It's actually quite a burly binding for such light weight.  I am 190lbs and muscle now. of course i had to point it out cause iIm proud of myself lol.  Hope it's a fantastic season again.



Well, you are in Canada, with the exchange rate the Griffon is now like a 19DIN binding. beercheer.gif

post #19 of 23
They are mounted on S7's, not exactly a hard charging ski. If I had chosen the Super 7, I probably would have went with jesters.
post #20 of 23

in all likelihood, they will be fine. its just that the product's stability and structure can be weakened over time due to the materials used on the binding. The jester uses heavier weight/stronger  components.  Its not a matter of how hard you charge.  to each their own, just understand why the product is rated for lighter skiers. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Well, you are in Canada, with the exchange rate the Griffon is now like a 19DIN binding. beercheer.gif



And, since in Canada, he only weighed 106.6, the Giffons were beyond what he could ever needicon14.gif

 

post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

in all likelihood, they will be fine. its just that the product's stability and structure can be weakened over time due to the materials used on the binding. The jester uses heavier weight/stronger  components.  Its not a matter of how hard you charge.  to each their own, just understand why the product is rated for lighter skiers. 

I'm sure the heavier you are and the harder you charge would change the amount of force put on the bindings.  I knew i would be losing weight and at 190lbs I feel comfortable with the griffons.  I wanted the lightest pair of S7's i could put together, hiking for turns and exercise.  Can't wait to see what the difference will be with this dramatic weight loss.

 

Of course i could always switch over to Jesters if i find a deal since it's the same mounting pattern.
 

 

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

I'm sure the heavier you are and the harder you charge would change the amount of force put on the bindings.  I knew i would be losing weight and at 190lbs I feel comfortable with the griffons.  I wanted the lightest pair of S7's i could put together, hiking for turns and exercise.  Can't wait to see what the difference will be with this dramatic weight loss.

 

Of course i could always switch over to Jesters if i find a deal since it's the same mounting pattern. 

 

Your weight saving is a whopping 100grams per pair going from Jesters to Griffons.
 

 

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