I'm ready to replace my atomics and have demoed a few skis the last two seasons and really loved the S3's and S7's. I've decided on the S3's because they are a blast to ski, are super versitile and IMO a very respectable powder ski.
1) What binding to put them with?
All I care about is safety. I don't care too much about weight (within reason) and other than that I don't know what else I should be looking for other than DIN. I only weight 155 lbs and have never had a problem with 9 pulling out on me when its not supposed to and 9 pulls out when I eat it. Based on those two data points the 110XL Axium is the right width brake, I trust Rossignol and their weight seems fine. Is there any reason to pay more for the FKS? Since I started paying for skis I've never had the ski not come with bindings so I really don't know what else I should care about.
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2) Is anyone seeing the S3 for sale anywhere in 186 for less than $599? I don't mind buying last year's model I just don't want used.
Thanks in advance,