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I just purchased to 2013 Atomic Bent Chetlers and I am really not sure of which bindings to put on them. I had the FFG 16's on my bent chetlers last year but they just didn't seem like the right fit for me. I have thought about The marker Jester pros but I have never used them. Any imput would be very helpful and I have a lot of time for a decision. Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Matt

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Originally Posted by foreverski24 View Post

I just purchased to 2013 Atomic Bent Chetlers and I am really not sure of which bindings to put on them. I had the FFG 16's on my bent chetlers last year but they just didn't seem like the right fit for me. I have thought about The marker Jester pros but I have never used them. Any imput would be very helpful and I have a lot of time for a decision. Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Matt

 

What was wrong with the FFGs? About the only binding factor which could be considered "fit" is the delta/ramp angle between toe and heel. Were you struggling finding a neutral stance? I believe the Jester has a lower delta, which may or may not suit you better - but that would be pure guesswork at  this stage.

 

The FFG16 is a rebranded Salomon STH16 Driver - a reliable and respected binding. Comes very highly recommended for its robustness and safety features.

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Maybe it is just me then. I had a problem with the bindings releasing all the time. I took them to a shop and they said they were in perfect conditions so I thought it must be the bindings are not suitable for me. Maybe it was just that set.
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Maybe it is just me then. I had a problem with the bindings releasing all the time. I took them to a shop and they said they were in perfect conditions so I thought it must be the bindings are not suitable for me. Maybe it was just that set.

 

Perfect condition is one thing, but there are a bunch of factors....

 

- forward pressure needs to be set correctly for your boots. this is probably the #1 contributing factor to pre-/unexpected release

- obviously the release settings must be suitable for you, based on height, weight, boot sole length and skiing style. If you ski very aggressively you'll need to crank them harder. Possibly harder than the shop is willing to go.

- toe wing adjustment to your boots. the driver toe is about the only toe out there with wing adjustment and the screws may work loose over time. a drop of superglue or threadlock will help

- toe height adjustment to your boots. again, the driver toe does not have automatic adjustment (neither do the Jesters you're thinking about) and needs to be set properly

 

Its not much help if the shop tell you they're in perfect condition if they don't adjust *all* the variables correctly.

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So 2013 Chetlers, that's cool.  I didn't think they'd be available this soon.  Where did you get 'em?  Your local shop? 

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So 2013 Chetlers, that's cool.  I didn't think they'd be available this soon.  Where did you get 'em?  Your local shop? 

 

I got them through my cousin who has some sponsorship with them. They are very sick. I could upload some photos if you guys would like.

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