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post #31 of 39

There's been only one binding I know of that was really terrible with regard to ice buildup...  It was a even worse before they added the step in/on button and ski brakes.

 

700

 

Note the metal ^^^^^plate

 

700

post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

I thought you were going to say "then its not real powder".


I ski on Hood. Our powder sticks.

post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post


I'm not going to pretend that that didn't hurt.

 

Good thing nordic skiers have higher pain tolerance, eh?  wink.gif

 

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20120518/athletes-better-equipped-to-play-through-the-pain

post #34 of 39
Thread Starter 

For the record, I did buy a scraper and I have been "sucking it up".  I am buying bindings for my son and wanted to purchase him a better binding.  Again, I have been skiing for 40 years and the Squires are particularly finicky.  I wanted a better product for him.  If I had know about the problems with the Squires, I would not have bought that pair of Auras with the Squires.  Please forgive me for wanting the best for my son.  If you reread my original post, you will see I am asking an equipment question.

 

I am actually blown away by the disparaging and rude responses to a simple question.

post #35 of 39
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 Please forgive me for wanting the best for my son.  If you reread my original post, you will see I am asking an equipment question.

 

I am actually blown away by the disparaging and rude responses to a simple question.

Understood mustski;

 

There is quite a bit of other longevity and experience represented in this thread and on this forum.  We all want the best for our kids.  We also want our kids to learn what they need to and makes them better, more competent skiers.  Please read between the snarkyness (that comes with egos around here) and embrace the general message.  That message is that most bindings today are pretty good for the most part.  There are plenty of good ones and few very bad ones.  Also, the general consensus is that snow build up that prevents easily stepping in to bindings is most often due to the boot and not the binding.  You don't like the Squires?  Fair enough, try something else.  Plenty of other suggestions have been offered up.  However, don't expect folks to treat you with kit gloves like some kind of paying customer.  Nobody's trying to sell you anything around here.  We just like to shoot the breeze and talk about skiing and ski gear.  Hang around for awhile, loosen up, and try to turn up your sense of humor a little.  Life's a lot more fun and less stressful that waysmile.gif

post #36 of 39

Mutski,

 

No regular poster here means any disrespect, we all get "hungry and irritable" as the summer grows on and we long for the first sign of snow.  As you well know, any binding will require a clean interface "clean boot sole" to engage cleanly, given that, both the PX12 and the STH12 are long standing reliable products that would serve your son well.  Look for one or the other on closeout this time of year and go with it.

 

Here's hoping you and your son bump into some of us for some turns and a cold one in the coming winter.  This winter is going to make last years seem as lame as it was.

post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by mustski View Post

For the record, I did buy a scraper and I have been "sucking it up".  I am buying bindings for my son and wanted to purchase him a better binding.  Again, I have been skiing for 40 years and the Squires are particularly finicky.  I wanted a better product for him.  If I had know about the problems with the Squires, I would not have bought that pair of Auras with the Squires.  Please forgive me for wanting the best for my son.  If you reread my original post, you will see I am asking an equipment question.

 

I am actually blown away by the disparaging and rude responses to a simple question.

If you notice, you've also gotten a great deal of good advice.  I particularly like MOlson's post recommending spraying pam on your boot soles a couple times a season to keep snow from sticking.  

 

Also, notice my post about the Squires.  I actually like the Griffon's better, less issues than with the Squires. 

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

This is kind of funny, because I never had any issues with my Squires until Marker fixed them.  Now I have all kinds of issues getting into them unless I'm positioned juuuuuuust right. 

I guess you can say, they fixed them until they were broken. 

post #38 of 39

Other than the tele joke, I'm a little curious why we're not looking at any A/T binding options for a dedicated powder ski.  I thought that's what all the powder skiing kids wanted these days. 

post #39 of 39

shall we discuss Ice build up on AT bindings then?  

 

yeah. I have to say the Pam thing was cool, I spray the inside of the hopper and blades of my snowblower for the same reason.  Worth a try. if nothing else, it will serve as a nice non-stick surface for back country cooking? 

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