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Help me find a light binding with a positive delta angle for Kastle FX 94s

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I know, it's a mind-numbing title.

 

I think I've narrowed it down to Marker Griffons, Look Pivots, and Salomon STH 12 Drivers.  Does anyone know their Delta angles?  These are for new Kastle FX 94s.

 

After poring over too many links here, TGR, etc I get the sense Griffons may be flat, ie no angle.  However the Marker website refers to a height adjustable AFD which I would assume means the toe could be lower than the heel unless adjusted up.  Furthermore, I have 6 year old Jesters on my old Mantras and by my measurement the heel is 2 or 3 mm higher than the toe.  And I thought the Griffons were just a lighter/lower DIN version of the Jester.  Of course the design may be different now.  I've no Griffons lying around and want some info before I purchase.  I do like the fact that Griffons are exceptionally light at 1890g per pair.

 

As far as I can tell the Pivot and STH have positive Delta, maybe a few mms. No info on website. I have found their weights: 2160g for the Pivot and 2120g for the STH. 

 

It really bugs me that most binding companies do not post 1. Delta angle  2. Weight  3. Stand height.  Why is it such a pain in the ass to get this info??

 

Here's why I care:  

http://www.epicski.com/t/81332/nobody-wants-to-hear-this-an-observation-on-binding-delta

And:

 http://www.epicski.com/t/111126/heavy-bindings-can-ruin-your-day-a-cautionary-tale-of-marker-barons#post_1495039

 

The bottom line is that I had a rotten experience on Marker Barons after enjoying the same skis with lighter bindings that had a lower stand height and I assume a positive delta.  I felt totally off balance, was working hard, etc

 

I'm convinced I'm one of those people who for whatever reason can't dance with "flat" bindings.  The fact that my other skis (Volkl Speedwall SLs) have a 3 mm delta amplifies the problem, ie a change in stance from one day to the next can't be good.  (I know...who the heck notices?)  I'm also convinced that for a light weight like me, binding weight makes a big difference.  Not quite as sure about stand height, but some responders to my post above felt that high stand heights are awkward on a 94 mm ski, esp in soft snow.

 

So I'm looking for bindings that are 1. light 2. low (around 20mm will do)  3. and have a positive delta.

 

I'm 145 pounds and ski aggressively.  Boots are Technica Inferno 130s. I set my DIN around 8.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  I don't want to repeat last year's headache.  Also any general opinions on these or other choices I haven't considered would be great.

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The tyrolia and head tech manual posts stand height for their bindings (found easily on the web)

 

but from your post salomons tend to be about 2mm higher heel than toe

 

and i have some new fks 140 in a box (same as pivots), so measured it and  heel was 2.74mm higher than toe, the heel height total is just under 19mm

 

not sure about griffons

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