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"Leaps and Bounds" - Need Binding Advice

post #1 of 5
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My son and I have both made significant advances since the beginning of last season when both became "Piste Off" junkies. Now we are looking for some new equipment to play in new territory. He is 13 years old, 120 lbs, 5 foot tall, just finished his second year of multiweek lessons at Crystal Mountain, and is now pulling away from me on the advanced bowls (Powder and Paradise). I am 42 years old, 190 lbs, 6 foot tall, re-learned how to turn more efficiently at the start of this year, and finally got back off-piste this last weekend. We both love skiing off-piste, steep, and trees.

 

He is looking to buy a pair of Line Francis Bacon shorty's, and I am looking at the Prophet 98, the Bonafide, and the Cham 97. What bindings would work well with these?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 5
Take your pick.
Market Griffon
Salomon STH12 Driver
Look PX 12
Rossignol Axial 2 120

I'd ski any of these bindings.

Dennis
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Thanks. I would too, but I'm looking for suggestions based upon the type of skiing, type of skis, binding profile, etc.

post #4 of 5
Seriously do not over think this. All three will hold you I when they are supposed to and release you when they are supposed to. They all fit into the intermediate to advanced category. The quality of builds are very high.

Here's how you may want to break it down.

Simple and reliable - Look PX, Rossi Axial 2
Overengineered - Marker Griffon
Most durable - Salomon STH 12 Driver

I ski all three types (Look and Rossi are the same). I can't say that one is better than the other.

If it means anything, I mounted my fatties last year with a set of Marker Griffons because I was able to get them obscenely cheap.

I have a pair of new frontside skis that are unmounted in my office. I'll probably mount a Rossi or or Look with the old school FKS/Pivot heel because I love the performance of that old school race stock system.

Dennis
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Originally Posted by lateskier2012 View Post

Thanks. I would too, but I'm looking for suggestions based upon the type of skiing, type of skis, binding profile, etc.

 

What he said above. You could also add the Look Pivot 14/Rossi FKS 14 to the list if you want. 

 

Since you're at Crystal and getting dropped by your son, you should look into the Wednesday/Saturday 'pro clinic' series for yourself. It's a screaming deal taught by some great folks. 

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