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Quiver, How would you do it?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I recently broke 2 of the bindings, And am trying to look at this as an opprotunity to move my bindings around. So if these where your skis and bindings. How would you pair them up?

 

Skis: 

183 Line Blend - 100mm waist, older model, stiff with camber no rocker. short turning radius.

186 ON3P Billy Goat 116mm waist. Rocker tip/tail. Medium turing radius

190 DPS Lotus 120P 120mm waist. Rocker tip. Long turning radius. 

 

 

Binding:

Marker Baron

Dynafit FT12's

Rossignol FKS 140 

 

 

Also, the toe piece of the FKS broke and a shop remounted a different model 14din binding in the same holes so I could keep skiing. They said once they get the actual replacement shipped in, they'll remount it with the replacement toe. I run the DINS at 12 and the crash today was hard enough to break the metal in the toe piece and twist the toe 90*. Am I going to rip the binding out of the ski next big crash instead of breaking the binding?   I'd be really upset if the ski breaks. Just use lots of glue? Drill New holes?

 

 

Your thoughts?

post #2 of 8

I'd put the FKS on the Line, the Baron on the ON3P and the Dynafit on the Lotus.

 

I'd also try to ski smoother, breaking bindings is a sign of misplaced athleticism and aggression. If you are snapping FKS toes I shudder to think what you will do to the Dynafit.

post #3 of 8

Hard to say for sure...but what sometimes happens if the holes werent sealed with epoxy and water got in, and the skis have a wood core, the core will rought.  If the core is roughted....the skis are done.

post #4 of 8

I'd go Barons with the Blend, Dynas on the Lotus and The Billy Goats with the FKS. I've tried skinning with tip and tail rocker before, and while it's not impossible, i'd much rather have no tail rocker and minimal tip rocker.

post #5 of 8

Lines= Dynafits, probably the lighest, most versatile, great touring set up

ON3PS= Marker Barons, not familiar but would be a good inbounds/backcountry set up when you need a bigger bc ski

Lotus= Junk The Rossi's, I never hear of people having good luck with them, Salomon is what I prefer, or if you like Markers, i bet the Jesters would serve you well...

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for you input guys.

 

As far as touring goes. I've toured them all, and while they all have strengths/weakness on the skin track. I prefer the BGs. The lotus are the lightest, but the mount is pretty far back and the tips tend to rise, and the tails sink when breaking trail and it feels awkward. Also they are so wide so, steep sidehills on firm snow really torques the ski. The blends are a pain to tour with in soft snow since the tip wants to sink and you have to work harder to break trail and keep them up. Firm snow they are fine. The BGs are the heaviest, but I really like the centered stance, and it's the easiest stride in soft snow. Also handle switch backs better. Not great for sidehilling either.

 

 

"I'd also try to ski smoother, breaking bindings is a sign of misplaced athleticism and aggression." - this is basically the same thing a shop guy said to me. It's a true statement, but it's hardly fair. Of course my technique was off. I crashed. Hard enough to break the binding so it had to have been a forceful impact, call that aggressive.  Had my technique been right, I would have skied away. Unfortunately I misjudged the "kick" of the jump and lacked the athleticism to pull the landing off. It happened near the bottom of an open bowl, in a straight line - small air with lots of distance travel - straight line out situation. I think the small pillow I popped off, must have collapsed.

 

The Dynafit binding broke. After about 75 hard days of touring/inbounds use. It broke when I took a slow speed drop off a moderate sized pillow in soft snow. Except I landed with my tips on the up hill side of another pillow. This really bent the ski "reverse camber" So much so that the heel piece jammed against the boot and broke back. the mechanism to adjust the forward pressure exploded.

 

 

2 weeks, 2 broken bindings. In my 20+ years skiing experience I've never broken a binding before.

 

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by skiut420 View Post

Lines= Dynafits, probably the lighest, most versatile, great touring set up

ON3PS= Marker Barons, not familiar but would be a good inbounds/backcountry set up when you need a bigger bc ski

Lotus= Junk The Rossi's, I never hear of people having good luck with them, Salomon is what I prefer, or if you like Markers, i bet the Jesters would serve you well...

You've never hear of any one having good luck with some of the most popular bindings of all times? The FKS/Pivot series is one of the most solid out there.
 

 

post #8 of 8

well thats like your opinion man... i think they suck!   nonono2.gif

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