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Different Atomic binding prices?

post #1 of 10
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I'm looking to replace my Atomic M:EXs with a pair of Atomic Crimson TI for skiing Japan, New Zealand and Australia.  I've got SL12s for the icey days.  As I live in South Australia (1,000km from nearest snow) it's much cheaper to buy online and I've found 2012 Atomic Nomad Crimson TI for sale on ebay with XTO14 bindings for $799 or with XTO12 Protrack for $949.  Does anyone know what the difference is (apart from the XTO14 having higher max DIN)?  If there's any significant difference, I'm happy to pay the extra but I'd really appreciate any advice about these.

 

2 of my ski mates have these skis and love them.

 

Cheers

 

Closh

post #2 of 10

the ones labeled xto14 may not actually be 2012,  that is my guess.  check the measurements and make sure they match up.

 

Otherwise, maybe the shop bought them flat and/or special ordered a bunch of xto14 bindings around and bundled that together.

post #3 of 10

I can't say WHY the price is higher on the XTO12, but the list price of the XTO14 is higher. All things being equal (model year, size, etc) get the XTO14.

post #4 of 10

only caveat is if your DIN calculates out to be lower than 6.

the xto14 goes from 6-14,   xto12 goes from 4-12.

 

If you needed a DIN of 5.5, you're out of luck on the xto14 and will have to risk your knees at 6.  

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

only caveat is if your DIN calculates out to be lower than 6.

the xto14 goes from 6-14,   xto12 goes from 4-12.

 

If you needed a DIN of 5.5, you're out of luck on the xto14 and will have to risk your knees at 6.  



Haha? Who actually skis @ 5.5?

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by flatlandr View Post



Haha? Who actually skis @ 5.5?


I do. Being 5'5" and only 130lbs.

 

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post


I do. Being 5'5" and only 130lbs.

 



Hope I didn't offend you, I'm a big guy, so I'm used to my DIN being much higher. Last time I skied at 5.5 was in a friends SL skis, and I blew out of them on the third turn. Not fun. Again, sorry. I usually assume a higher DIN for most people, at least around 7-8.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by flatlandr View Post



Hope I didn't offend you, I'm a big guy, so I'm used to my DIN being much higher. Last time I skied at 5.5 was in a friends SL skis, and I blew out of them on the third turn. Not fun. Again, sorry. I usually assume a higher DIN for most people, at least around 7-8.


No worry. I wasn't offended at all.

 

post #9 of 10

Lower DIN also means that even though he might be shorter and weigh less, he probably also has bigger feet, bigger boots at least, and if stereotypes about that hold true; then he is probably confident about himself, and not compensating for something else by comparing DINs.  roflmao.gif

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^Touche

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