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post #1 of 8
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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.  

 

 

So............ questions:

 

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. 

 

Link to Axium:

http://www.evo.com/shop/ski/bindings.aspx#/shop/ski/bindings/rossignol.aspx

 

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,

Kyle

 

post #2 of 8
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anyone?

post #3 of 8

They'll be fine. Sometimes the Look branded version is cheaper and sometimes the Rossi branded version is cheaper. YMMV.

post #4 of 8

I'm really not a fan of the Axium heel, if you ski at a DIN of 9 you probably should be on a higher performance binding (not a higher DIN a better heel). I'd take a look at Axial2 series or PX from look which cost much less than the FKS but perform better than the Axium.

 

... or go with something like the Peak Mojo 12, Marker Griffon, etc.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

I'm really not a fan of the Axium heel, if you ski at a DIN of 9 you probably should be on a higher performance binding (not a higher DIN a better heel). I'd take a look at Axial2 series or PX from look which cost much less than the FKS but perform better than the Axium.

 

... or go with something like the Peak Mojo 12, Marker Griffon, etc.



mojo 12, market griffon..... what else should I be looking at for this range?

post #6 of 8

Whiteroom probably knows better than me on this subject. Go with his advice, not mine.

post #7 of 8

Skiessentials have the S3 2011 for 559   and being 2011 ski you will get a firther 15% off  if you get in before thier offer ends

 

Free post in US and Free mounting.  

 

Hope this helps you out

 

Richo

post #8 of 8

oops just checked again and looks like its only in 168cm,  but maybe contact them and they might be able to  help in some way

 

Richo

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