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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

Could you guys recommend bindings for me? I am 6'4", 200lbs advanced skier. I can ski green to double black and have over 30+ years of skiing experience but mostly recreational skiing. I am not a pro or a racer. The skis I have are K2 Sidewinder and I need bindings for them. I am not going to push them hard as I am teaching my kid to ski now. By the time I get back on double black, I will most likely get new equipment anyway. So bindings that will not break the budget would be preferred.

 

Any recommendations?

 

Thanks.


Edited by drabina - 11/7/11 at 10:23am
post #2 of 27
Thread Starter 

Anybody?

post #3 of 27

Either Marker Jester(DIN up to 16) or Griffon(DIN up to 12) will work, depending on how you need the DIN set.  If you're pushing the limit of the Griffon get the Jester.  Look and Salomon also have models that will work.  Or you could try the Knee Binding.

 

Unless your "kid" is extremely young or you're actually an instructor, get him/her lessons.  When our son started, quite a few years ago, we bundled him off to the school.  He had a great time, partly because he has remarkable balance and often ended up getting a private lesson.  When he skied with us he could show us what he had learned and he really enjoyed that.  The only times I have offered him advice have been when he has asked.  At 21 he is now close to being my favorite ski partner although he has trouble keeping up because he's in college and not skiing much.  It may seem like you're saving money now, but in the long run, you will all enjoy it a lot more.  There are definite tricks to teaching little kids to ski and I have always been amazed that our children's specialists can get them stopping and turning in such a short time, even kids that are only 4-5 years old.

post #4 of 27

FKS14/Pivot 14 bindings are bullet-proof.  Small footprint, no fear of pre-release, and better elasticity in the heel than others.

post #5 of 27

look Px12's or Px15's.  I'm not sure the difference.  Maybe the DIN.

post #6 of 27

this may be a little off topic, but what are the lightest bindings that are for alpine skiing without the touring function?

post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by thekidd326 View Post

this may be a little off topic, but what are the lightest bindings that are for alpine skiing without the touring function?



What is the intended use? There are some very light 10DIN bindings that won't really hold up to much abuse. 

post #8 of 27

Look/Rossi PX12 bindings can be found for around $120 without much trouble.

 

You can't get more bang for the buck than that!

 

here's some for $95 through the 20th of the month (code;   firstsnow)

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/alpine-ski-bindings/dynastar-px-12.aspx

post #9 of 27

no intention for heavy abuse.  My DIN is at 8.5 right now.  I am not slamming my skis in the park.  Just once in a while.  Mostly for on piste an the occasional powder day in the east.

post #10 of 27


That was a buy. Picked up 2 pair. Opened up box they sent wrong bindings,PX-14 oh well.

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Look/Rossi PX12 bindings can be found for around $120 without much trouble.

 

You can't get more bang for the buck than that!

 

here's some for $95 through the 20th of the month (code;   firstsnow)

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/alpine-ski-bindings/dynastar-px-12.aspx



 

post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by slider View Post


That was a buy. Picked up 2 pair. Opened up box they sent wrong bindings,PX-14 oh well.



 



Were they PX14 race? I ordered plain PX14s and ended up with the race version instead.

post #12 of 27

marker makes a low end binding that is mostly plastic, designed for on piste skiing, and works very well. Dont bomb and cliffs with them, but as far as cheap, easy, and used to teach your kids with= great choice

post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Were they PX14 race? I ordered plain PX14s and ended up with the race version instead.



That's only a good thing!

 

You ordered "good" and recieved "better", all for the same low, low price!   biggrin.gif

 

btw....the race is the "short wheelbase heel", the std PX is the "normal wheelbase" and the demo is the "extended wheelbase" as in heel track length.

The 20mm on the PX race is bestest  wink.gif

post #14 of 27

PX-14 Race,Dark Blue w/ narrow brakes. A delima, no skis to mount them on.biggrin.gif

post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post



That's only a good thing!

 

You ordered "good" and recieved "better", all for the same low, low price!   biggrin.gif

 

btw....the race is the "short wheelbase heel", the std PX is the "normal wheelbase" and the demo is the "extended wheelbase" as in heel track length.

The 20mm on the PX race is bestest  wink.gif



Yeah, I know ... I bought some wider brakes for them (and yes, I know the racing version requires different brake than the others) for $25 off ebay ... now I just need some skis. 

post #16 of 27
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PX-14 Race,Dark Blue w/ narrow brakes. A delima, no skis to mount them on.biggrin.gif



I bought 4 pair of those for "a snowy day"

 

slider, hardly a problem at all and EASILY fixed! snowfalling.gif

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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Yeah, I know ... I bought some wider brakes for them (and yes, I know the racing version requires different brake than the others) for $25 off ebay ... now I just need some skis. 



I stock pile PX racing brakes in 80, 100 and 120mm widths to go with the box pyramid I have of bindings held "in reserve"

 

So segbrown, did you buy 100 or 120 brakes? That will "narrow" down what type of skis you are shopping for, or do you have a candidate in mind already???

post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post



 



I stock pile PX racing brakes in 80, 100 and 120mm widths to go with the box pyramid I have of bindings held "in reserve"

 

So segbrown, did you buy 100 or 120 brakes? That will "narrow" down what type of skis you are shopping for, or do you have a candidate in mind already???


120. Yes, they will either go on some 112s I have on order, or on a similarly sized ski for my son, tbd. Hmmm ... sounds like I need another pair of bindings....

 

post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post


120. Yes, they will either go on some 112s I have on order, or on a similarly sized ski for my son, tbd. Hmmm ... sounds like I need another pair of bindings....

 


Sale ends on the 20th   eek.gif
 

 

post #20 of 27

i bought a pair of those px14 race from evo outlet as well when they were $80. Great deal, I have too many bindings lying around right now though -- 3 sets of railflex, 1 atomic and now these... no skis to put them on yet. cannot beat the deal.

 

post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by shoal007 View Post

i bought a pair of those px14 race from evo outlet as well when they were $80. Great deal, I have too many bindings lying around right now though -- 3 sets of railflex, 1 atomic and now these... no skis to put them on yet. cannot beat the deal.

 



can't have too many good bindings for that price  wink.gif

 

besides, with the current treads, even the crappy bindings are @ $150+ and further cost reductions in materials in the future still to come  nonono2.gif

 

post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the recommendations guys. I went with Dynastar PX 12 Lifters. Looks like the PX 12 bindings are highly recommended here.

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

Look/Rossi PX12 bindings can be found for around $120 without much trouble.

 

You can't get more bang for the buck than that!

 

here's some for $95 through the 20th of the month (code;   firstsnow)

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/alpine-ski-bindings/dynastar-px-12.aspx


 Thanks Rossi great tip!
 

 

post #24 of 27

There are also px14s for 80

post #25 of 27

the last pair of PX 15's I bought have the one piece toe. any opinions on advantages and disadvantages? not seen it before. (they use it with the new, very pricey Pivots also. )

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

the last pair of PX 15's I bought have the one piece toe. any opinions on advantages and disadvantages? not seen it before. (they use it with the new, very pricey Pivots also. )



That is the Geze toe, been around for quite a while, was the toe on the FKS 155 (one of my all time favorites). All the current 15/18 DIN's use this one piece metal toe. It is virtually indestructible, simplicity in action! 45mm of lateral elastic travel!

 

The 12/14's use the Full drive toe with 180 degree multi-directional release capabilities eek.gif  wink.gif

They are both solid performers

 

post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rauch View Post

There are also px14s for 80



just make sure you need a 80mm brake. If not factor in another $25-30 for a wider set......

 

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