I recently bought the Nordica Soul Rider (Blem sale) 185 cm / 97 under foot and now I am on to bindings for my recent acquisition. The Start Haus guys (Phil & another one) have been very helpful (and I can easily recommend them if anyone is interested) and he has given me 3 bindings to choose from. He said there was little difference in the quality of the 3, and after reading a few reviews online, he seems to be correct.
I wanted to post the 3 choices here to help me decide which to get, but also, I am trying to learn about the gear and the differences between different features and I figured this was the best way to start learning about bindings. I have 4 kids that will all be skiers - 2 already are - so I want to know what I'm dealing with when it comes to their skis. Plus, its just interesting to me.
I am 6' 200 lbs - athletic build. When with kids, I'm on groomed blues. When not with kids I am trying to improve my back country / powder and moguls skiing. I've skied for almost 20 years, missing only a few years and going down blacks (poorly) from day 3.
The 3 bindings are:
1. Look PX
2. Salomon sth 12
3. Fisher x13 (I think this is a 2012 binding where the other 2 were 2013s - don't quote me on that).
Right now, I'm leaning towards the Look PX simply because of the color. I so feel like a girl for saying that as that's how my wife would pick her skis - or more importantly - her ski clothes to look cute in. But hey, if there is no difference, why not get the look you like!
Also, after I get the bindings, when / where should I take them to be mounted? I'm in the Austin, TX area and I ski Wolf Creek / Pagosa Springs, CO. I am uncomfortable doing this part myself.
Again, Thanks Phil and Start Haus. Hope to hear what everyone has to say.