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Thread Starter 

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend what binding I should have fitted to a new pair of Line Celebrity 90's that I am buying my g/f? She is a light skier, not an expert but pretty good in terms of ability, and will use them on and off piste. She wants to keep the overall weight down as much as possible.The ski has a 90mm waist.

Thanks for any help.

Nigel

post #2 of 13

Salomon Z10Ti

Marker Squire

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Marker griffin
Salomon STH 12 driver
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Tyrolia or Look/Rossignol.... ha! 

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Knee 

 

There, that covers it.biggrin.gif

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Knee 

 

There, that covers it.biggrin.gif

 

Not quite...... Rottefella NTN!
 

 

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Thread Starter 

OK thanks guys that really narrows it down!! 

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Seriously though.... all modern bindings are pretty good and people sweat the binding choice far more than necessary.

 

The lightest options are probably the Marker Squire and Salomon Z10. Each of these come with a slight "buyer beware" though. There have been a few reports of cracked heels on the Solly Z-series so STHs are generally favoured even though they're a bit bulkier. The Squire heel is very plastic - the click-in isn't as confidence inspiring as the heel on its bigger brothers Griffon/Jester. The Squire is also a b*gger to get into with a bit of snow on your boots. Not that you should have snow on your boots of course, but there's theory and there's practice.

 

I'd probably go with a Look/Rossi NX/Nova/Axium style 10-DIN binding - they're pretty unremarkable and never get any glory, but in the low-DIN sector they just do the job.

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Originally Posted by Squawker View Post

Seriously though.... all modern bindings are pretty good and people sweat the binding choice far more than necessary.

 

The lightest options are probably the Marker Squire and Salomon Z10. Each of these come with a slight "buyer beware" though. There have been a few reports of cracked heels on the Solly Z-series so STHs are generally favoured even though they're a bit bulkier. The Squire heel is very plastic - the click-in isn't as confidence inspiring as the heel on its bigger brothers Griffon/Jester. The Squire is also a b*gger to get into with a bit of snow on your boots. Not that you should have snow on your boots of course, but there's theory and there's practice.

 

I'd probably go with a Look/Rossi NX/Nova/Axium style 10-DIN binding - they're pretty unremarkable and never get any glory, but in the low-DIN sector they just do the job.

Thanks Squawker, that sounds like good advice. I'm gonna go with your advice then and try for  Look/Rossi. Interestingly the Look NX and Nova womens bindings don't seem to come wide enough for the 90mm waist on these skis.
 

 

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Originally Posted by NigelS View Post

Thanks Squawker, that sounds like good advice. I'm gonna go with your advice then and try for  Look/Rossi. Interestingly the Look NX and Nova womens bindings don't seem to come wide enough for the 90mm waist on these skis.
 

 



Hmm, looks like you're right. Either you need to go to 11 or 12DIN, or else settle for an 85mm brake and tweak them out a few mms. Third option is to buy a set of wider brakes as well and swap them.

 

Advantages & disadvantages:

 

1) e.g. Rossi Axium 110 XL - correct brake, good availability, slightly higher DIN range (3.5-11) than you need but nowhere near scary, slightly higher price than a 10 DIN.

 

2) tweaking brakes - a nuisance, can be tricky, shop may or may not be happy to do it for you and may or may not want some €s for the service

 

3) buy brakes - correct brakes, extra cost, poor availablity

 

I'd go for #1 unless the gf was itsy, bitsy, tiny.

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I'm 185lbs and I ski hard on my griffon/s7 combo, defiantly an extremely light weight binding.
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I purchased some Z12's for myself to mount on my Mantras but had second thoughts as I am a fairly big unit. They looked a bit sus to me. I mounted them on my daughters Mai Tai's and she hasn't had any probs at all. Very liight, we travel to ski (Japan or NA) so this is useful. no probs with them so I would reccomend them for lighter skiiers.

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Salomon STH 12 Driver

Head/Tyrolia Mojo/Peak 11 or 12

Marker Squire

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