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Need some advice on Marker comp 16 binding for my race skis.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi. I have been a lurker here for quite awhile now but finally need to ask my own question.

 

I picked up some new unmounted '12 Volkl Racetiger GS skis and piston plate for $400. I have a line on some NIB 2008 marker comp 16.0 IBC with 90mm brakes for under $100. So...

 

What are the differences between the '08 and '12 model?

 

Buy them now or forget about the '08 and find a newer model?

 

Opinions are appreciated.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 10

You are fine. Buy em. 

post #3 of 10

isn't the IBC a system binding?   (assume this is the one from EVO)  Does it mount to the comp piston plate?


Edited by ScotsSkier - 5/2/12 at 12:08pm
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Is it a complete system? Damn, then I might need to look elsewhere. 

 

Can anyone confirm this?

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

isn't the IBC a system binding?   (assume this is the one from EVO)  Does it mount to the comp piston plate?

 

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Originally Posted by weap0182 View Post

Is it a complete system? Damn, then I might need to look elsewhere. 

 

Can anyone confirm this?

I missed the IBC part. ABORT!!! ABORT!! they will not work with your plates. I had a friend run into that problem. 

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

That evo price is beautiful but alas I am foiled again. I will keep looking for a steal.

 

Thanks guys for such quick replies. 

post #7 of 10
Send a pm to l&cair. He had a good set of comp 20s available. I prefer the 20 on a gs ski
post #8 of 10

not so fast buckeroo.......

 

the binding that sits on the IBC plate looks to me ( http://www.evo.com/outlet/alpine-ski-bindings/marker-comp-160-ibc-90mm-brakes.aspx ) like it is intended to only be matched with the IBC plate. i would double check to see if the binding can be removed from the IBC plate and then be re- installed on the piston race plate. even for $100 i would not mount the IBC plate onto a racetiger GS ski. especially since you already have a piston plate that you paid for on the ski. there is a bit of rock and roll between the IBC plate and the binding, which would undermine the performance capability of the ski.

 

in the picture i found on line, it looks to me like the heel track was built to slide onto the plate, not be mounted directly to the ski or piston plate. could be that the heel mounts into the sliding carriage and can be removed and remounted as a flat binding, but i am not sure that is the case.

 

as a retailer i do not recall this binding plate with a 16 DIN binding being sold in the U.S. it looks to me like a sweep of the warehouse brought  these things up and they are being dumped into the market dirt cheap. good binding, suspect plate for a race ski.

 

just because i have not seen it does not mean that it does not exist, just trying to save you a dime instead of tripping over a dollar.

 

jim

post #9 of 10

Weap 0182,

 

As ScotsSkier stated, I have a used pair of Marker Comp 20.  I bought a pair of used Volkl Racetiger SL with them and a piston plate attached.  They're too beefy for me.  The range is 11-20.  PM me if you're interested.  I believe they are 08/09 vintage.

 

Ken

post #10 of 10

Just be glad you were smart enough to ask about it on the forum before pulling the trigger. I got the IBC bindings from EVO 3 months ago and just found out tonight they are not compatible with my WC plate. Too late for a no hassle return and now I have to spend another $300 on bindings that are compatible. But I'm looking on the bright side-- now I can pick up another set of skis and I already have the bindings. 

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