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I've been away from skiing for several years and just purchased a new set of pow skis. I am 6'3" and about 220lb. I need a good binding for all around. A lot of pow, big drops and air. Something I won't fall out of. What are the best bindings out right now for someone my size?
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If I were you I would get some Look PX 14's or even 12's.  Inexpensive, flat mount, excellent retention and well withing your din of around 9. They can be found for 100 or even less on sale.  70 bucks for 14's at Evo recently. YMMV.

 

 

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From your screen name, it reads if you were or are in the military.  If so, thank you for your service.

 

With your size and aggro level, you will need a higher DIN binding.  Something that maxes out at least at 13 or 14.

 

In my opinion, the major brands have good bindings.  They all do a good job of holding you when they are supposed to and releasing when they are supposed to.

 

If you are really hard on your gear, I'd recommend a Salomon STH 14 or 16.

 

If you want to something lighter, think Marker Griffon or Jester or Look PX14 or the Rossignol equivalents.

 

I haven't seen the current Tyrolia line up, but I am sure it still makes a quality high end binding.

 

Dennis

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Thanks guys. I have been looking at the sth 14 and 16. Also the Rossi fks bindings. I plan on skiing pretty aggressively so I think the higher din would be a good thing as I can dial those binding back a bit if needed. would you recommend the salomons over the rossignol? Or are they pretty comparative? Thanks for the help.

Dennis, I was in the Marine corps for several years. Not a whole lot of skiing in Iraq and Afghanistan unfortunately
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AAnother issue I'm looking at is break width, and I can't remember width of my ski. They are quite wide though
post #6 of 8
Marker jester. Bomber light binding.
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Originally Posted by KillerUSMC View Post

Thanks guys. I have been looking at the sth 14 and 16. Also the Rossi fks bindings. I plan on skiing pretty aggressively so I think the higher din would be a good thing as I can dial those binding back a bit if needed. would you recommend the salomons over the rossignol? Or are they pretty comparative? Thanks for the help.


I keep forgetting about the Rossi FKS and the Look Pivot versions.  I believe both have DIN 14, 15, and 18 options.  They are wonderful bindings that do their jobs well.

 

If I recall, the Rossi FKS/Look Pivot models have a touch more metal in them for extra durability.

 

I really don't have a preference of one over the other.  I ski on just about every brand of bindings on the market.  I'm one of those lucky guys who can ski any binding at his recommended settings and be safe.  Plus I weigh 50 pounds less than you do.

 

Dennis

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Good deal. Thanks again for the advice
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