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2012 Blizzard Magnum 8.1 with IQ max binding system or mounting plate

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Looking at purchasing the 2012 Blizzard Magnum 8.1; my local ski shop only carries this ski with the mounting plate and not the system ski with binding included.  My question is will i still get the same performance by adding a Marker binding to the ski or should i look for another shop that sells the ski with binding system?  Thanks.

 

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Best part about the MAX slider is you can put ANY binding you want on it. Doesn't have to be a Marker unless that is your preference.

 

Ski performance will be the same (maybe better!)

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Thanks for the info.  Does anyone know if there are durability issues with the slider and one screw?

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I haven't tryed the Slider plate but just borrowed a pair of Blizzard 8.1's with the system IQ Max (Marker) binding, it worked great! My boot sole length was different and only required that I remove the screw, slide out the binding, lift a tab, select my boot sole length and slide back in and insert the screw (slight forward pressure adjustment made). A great feature that never requires remounting of the binding. A big plus if you resell the skis, borrow them out or switch boots. As far as the bindings, they are higher end markers, as good or better than something you would buy and then have to mount anyways, probably cheaper too?. Unless you already own a pair of bindings, that you really like, and want to re-use, I would opt for the system.

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Thanks for the info.  Does anyone know if there are durability issues with the slider and one screw?



I've had zeoro problems with the few pair I own. I think it's a really good system, which is probably why Blizzard has left it behind for 2013 nonono2.gif

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