Originally Posted by Finndog
where is he skiing that he's having issues staying in his bindings? Are you sure his boots aren't worn to the point they need to be replaced? Have you had a shop test them? His size and skiing ability doesn't indicate there are any special needs here.
I have been on marker griff's for several seasons with no issues, but I now prefer FKS's. However for basic powder skiing there shouldn't be any issues with any major brand/model binding.
Like I said, my personal experience with Marker is just that and others have not had issues. My boots are fine (newish). Bindings initially set in shop (which always sets the din too low - I lose one din level because of my age in shop set-up -so I put them higher to what I normally ski at). The suggestions for forward pressure tweeks on bindings made by shop tec with many many years experience. The tech suggested that others occasionally have had same issue. Heel release, for me, with these bindings often occurred when ski flexes sharply and releases quickly, sometimes even when crossing an undulating trail at slowish speed leading from one side of a bowl to the other. Haven't had that with Rossi, Salomon, or Look Pivot bindings. Didn't intend
to attack the binding and tried to phrase in terms of personal experience. Might be related to some small problem with the installation of the binding, a faulty spring in the binding, or perhaps something that I'm doing. Part of my point is that once these things happen, it affects equipment trust, even though it might not be fully rational.
It doesn't surprise me that others like the Griffs.
Your questions regarding how the boots and binding set-up are legit and can contribute to issues.
Edited by canadianskier - 8/9/12 at 10:28am