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Besides demo bindings what are some of the better choices in bindings that offer some foreward and backward adjustments - especially in the toepiece. I'd prefer a binding that did not have any or very little height (lift). I may go with the Marker CTI K14's I have on my Kastle MX88 as I have really enjoyed and benefited from moving forward 1-1.5cm's. Are there other similar choices?

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Marker Schizo Squire, Griffon and Jester or Head/Tyrolia Railflex are all adjustable fore/aft.  I have the Schizo Griffon on my Shamans and like them, although I only used the adjustment last season until I found where the ski felt best.  The demo bindings I've seen are only adjustable for a wide range of boot sizes, not fore/aft.

post #3 of 8

Bachelor, I agree with you that minimizing "stand height" is desirable, and all bindings that allow the boot to be moved fore and aft have more stand height than other binding without such flexibility.

 

Mtcyclist is not correct about demo bindings.  Most allow fore and aft positioning, with the limitation that their calibration for boot size would no longer be accurate.

 

I have some nearly new Salomon demo bindings for sale for $80.  They are basically Z12's with sliding rails.  They have the lowest stand height of any demo binding that I've seen, and are easily adjusted on the hill just with your fingers.

 

 

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post #4 of 8

I use Maker M16s on Piston plates. I can move them forward and back as well as change the delta with shims. You can get some Tyrolia plates a la carte that will also let you do the same. VIST plate and binding is also super easy. Schizo is the easiest for sure though.

 

post #5 of 8

Another vote for the Vist Speedlock system, now have it on 3 pairs of skis.

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Marker Schizo Squire, Griffon and Jester or Head/Tyrolia Railflex are all adjustable fore/aft.  I have the Schizo Griffon on my Shamans and like them, although I only used the adjustment last season until I found where the ski felt best.  The demo bindings I've seen are only adjustable for a wide range of boot sizes, not fore/aft.


I also have the Marker Jester Schizo mounted on my Rossi E98's.  I went with them primarily because I had read a few reviews where the reviewers liked the 98's better when mounted 1-2 cm behind the factory line.  I have only been on my 98's once so far, but I did like the binding back better than at the factory line in rough snow.  I figure I will play with it untill I find my sweet spot and probably just leave it there.

 

I leave for Mammoth on Saturday for a week and am looking forward to skiing my new 98's and dialing them in,

 

Rick G

 

PS  Mtcyclist, I assume you are into motorcycles.  I love them as well.  What do you ride?  I currently have a BMW 1150 GS  a new Triumph Bonnieville and a Sym scooter. 

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I know you're not crazy about demo bindings, but I find that Looks and Tyrolias ski well enough that I'm willing to mount them on my own skis.  And with Evo blowing out PX12 demos for $62, they are almost certainly the cheapest option.

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PS  Mtcyclist, I assume you are into motorcycles.  I love them as well.  What do you ride?  I currently have a BMW 1150 GS  a new Triumph Bonnieville and a Sym scooter. 


I ride a Scott CR1 and a Scott Scale 29, bicycles those are.biggrin.gif

 

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