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post #31 of 36

PX12 Wide (100mm) will be perfect for 98mm skis.

 

To give you an idea of how much brakes can be bent, my Super 7 (117mm width) bindings have 90mm brakes on them which were bent to fit. That is probably the limit as to how much you would want to bend a brake wider though. If you get too carried away, the brake can become too short after bending rendering it ineffective to stop a stray ski.

post #32 of 36
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Does a Look PX 12 Wide (100mm brake) work well for 98mm skis?

 

Perfectly. Great binding choice for many other reasons as well.

post #33 of 36

There are just so many good skis in that range!  I do like the Mantra, as long as I am not skiing bumps. I don't find it any more demanding than the Bonafide, or the Hell n' Back. That is a soft snow, off-piste size for me, and I want something I can flex and ski in tight spots, as well as mid-day bumps.  The E98 is super manageable, so I would probably look there first.  It depends on where you ski and what you ski.  Stiffish skis are fun (I loved my Stockli XXXL) when I had the room to let it run.  I am only 155lbs, and could care less about groomer performance in something 98mm.  

 

If you are looking for a versatile ski in that range, that is softer than the 3 I mentioned, the Head Rock n' Roll, or wider REV, is definitely worth a look.  

post #34 of 36
You'll be fine. 2mm is close enough to probably not do any bending at all. Most brakes will fit skis up to 10mm more than the break width by spending less than a minute just bending the brakes by hand. You can get around 15-20mm by bending using clamps and some form of leverage, but this will start to compromise the brake's ability to stop the ski (no big deal for a soft snow ski).
post #35 of 36
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Look PX12 vs Head Mojo 12 vs Salmon STH 12 Driver...

 

 

Which of these three works best with the 98 mm skis?

post #36 of 36

All of them. 

 

Most of us have our personal preferences, but they're all good bindings. You got my answer above.

 

(the mojo 12 is the only tyrolia/head/fisher/etc.... binding that has the lateral release heel)

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