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So went with some friends and the wife to see the newest Warren Miller Film about a month ago.  Hadn't seen our friends in a while so had a a little too much fun.  The following Tuesday a new set of skis showed up to my office.  I was excited to learn that there was a handmade ski in Michigan but didnt remember buying a set.  (Yea I did it with a car once off Ebay).

 

Anyhow I have a set of the Shaggy Custom Ski's in the Brockway 175.  I am 5'8" 185.  I used to ski really hard...I don't ski so hard anymore as my back and knees etc.  I mostly ski the front of the hill as there is really no other choices here.  I have skied 30 yrs and have been West, East, Canada.  I still don't know why I need a 94 under foot for here in MI.

 

Ok so can someone recommend an excellent choice for my new boards?  Looking for the best option available.  I will never hike the backside of Big Sky or jump out of a helicopter with them.  I might take them to a resort out West and follow my little ones around.

 

Thanks

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Take a look at the Marker Griffon, Tyrolia Peak 12, Salomon STH whatever, Look PX12... any of these will work great, you can pick the one that looks best and be happy.

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I'm 6-1, 175 and a Type III with a DIN of 8. I'm opting for Marker Squires over Griffons to save some $. I'm not sure of differences--retailers and Marker don't say much about that subject. Maybe more metal in the Griffons? $150 (for non-current year) to $190 (current) vs $229 for Griffons. We also saved some $ by putting Marker Junior bindings for $119 on my wife's skis as a 3.5 DIN is a 3.5 DIN.

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I'm 6-1, 175 and a Type III with a DIN of 8. I'm opting for Marker Squires over Griffons to save some $. I'm not sure of differences--retailers and Marker don't say much about that subject. Maybe more metal in the Griffons? $150 (for non-current year) to $190 (current) vs $229 for Griffons. We also saved some $ by putting Marker Junior bindings for $119 on my wife's skis as a 3.5 DIN is a 3.5 DIN.

 

Get a Griffon. It's a much more durable unit.  Also the larger toe unit makes for more precise steering.

 

If you know where to look, you could find 2011 Marker Griffon 12 bindings for $149.99.

 

Dennis

 

PS:  I hope that your ski tech switched out the junior binding screws to longer ones.  If he drilled for adult binding screws and used the stock screws, there could be issues.  She may be light enough not to cause any problems, but you never know.

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