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Which bindings for 2004 Rossignol B1?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I have a brand new (still in shrink-wrap) pair of 176cm Rossignol Bandit B1 skis (70mm sidecut), and I have a pair of 2010 Marker Griffon bindings (used) with 90mm brakes (seemingly too large).

 

Are these bindings OK, for these skis, or should I look for something else and maybe sell the Marker Griffons or give them to a friend?

 

Being that the skis dimensions resemble today's "carving skis", should I look for a binding setup with a baseplate instead of the Griffons, which mount directly on?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 13
I'm your friend. Please give me your Griffons.

Honest- you're over thinking it- just glue the griffons on and be done with it.
post #3 of 13
I'm your friend. Please give me your Griffons.

Honest- you're over thinking it- just glue the griffons on and be done with it.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

I appreciate the response, but I was hoping for a better answer than "stop thinking about it and just do it'. :)

post #5 of 13

The are fine for that ski. There are bump skiers that are putting Griffons on narrower skis and they work. You have them, they are paid for, go for it. 

post #6 of 13
Paraphrasing Phil, stop thinking about it and just do it.

What kind of " better answer" could you possibly want?
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Maybe I should've phrased my question differently.

 

I have unmounted Rossignol B1s and unmounted Marker Griffons. Should I match them up, or look for either new skis to mount the Griffons on, or new bindings to put on the B1s?

 

I came across an old unmounted pair of B1s and was hoping they'd be serviceable with the bindings that I already have. If not, then I am willing to spend the money on newer technology.

 

I don't see this as over-thinking this, and if you think I am, I'd like an explanation.

post #8 of 13

Okee Dokee.

 

Spend the money on a new set of skis.  You will find how versatile the newer shapes are.  By today's standards, you may want to look at skis that are in the 85 to 90 mm in the waist.  You will find how well that they hold an edge on the groomed surfaces and how well they ski when the conditions get mixed.

 

Here are some skis to look at:

Rossignol E88

Volkl Kendo

K2 AMP Aftershock (flat)

Line Prophet 90

Blizzard Bushwacker

 

I'm sure others can suggest other skis.

 

Dennis

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by PsiBlast View Post

I don't see this as over-thinking this, and if you think I am, I'd like an explanation.

 

You asked if the bindings would be "ok" on those skis.  The answer is "yes."  So, anything beyond that is over-thinking it.  You said nothing about whether we thought it would be a waste of a decent set of bindings to put them on that particular ski.  That is a different question.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

 

You asked if the bindings would be "ok" on those skis.  The answer is "yes."  So, anything beyond that is over-thinking it.  You said nothing about whether we thought it would be a waste of a decent set of bindings to put them on that particular ski.  That is a different question.

 

You are right, which is why I said I should have phrased the question differently.

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

Okee Dokee.

 

Spend the money on a new set of skis.  You will find how versatile the newer shapes are.  By today's standards, you may want to look at skis that are in the 85 to 90 mm in the waist.  You will find how well that they hold an edge on the groomed surfaces and how well they ski when the conditions get mixed.

 

Here are some skis to look at:

Rossignol E88

Volkl Kendo

K2 AMP Aftershock (flat)

Line Prophet 90

Blizzard Bushwacker

 

I'm sure others can suggest other skis.

 

Dennis

 

 

Thanks Dennis.I am just getting back into this after a 3 year hiatus. My previous skis were a 177mm Rossignol Bandit X from 2003, which performed nicely for me, but are no longer usable due to some chemical damage (freak accident...don't ask).

 

I am 5'10", 175lbs, Lower New England skier mostly (CT, MA, occasionally lower VT). Conservatively, I'd rate myself a solid advanced-intermediate. I stay on groomers at least 95% of the time, and I try to avoid moguls whenever I can (I just don't know how to ski them). I don't do park skiing or any air tricks of any kind. Occasionally, I'll get air going over a bump, that's about it.

 

I'm looking for something that will not only excel doing carving runs on the groomers, but be able to rip nicely through crud and uneven terrain.

 

I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable with any ski over 85mm waist.

 

I was also looking at these:

 

Head Rev Pro 80 or 85

Line Prophet 85 or Flite 85

Blizzard Magnum 8.0

post #12 of 13
I'm a Sierra region skier, so I kind of default to wider skis. My choice for a daily driver for the drier months is a Blizzard Mag 8.5 Ti. It turns well for both long and short turns on groomers and mixed snow conditions. I have skied the Mag 8.0 Ti and found that it to be a better groomer zoomer. It has some mixed snow performance, but it doesn't shine like the 8.5 Ti.

I do not have any experience with the Blizzard Mag 8.0 CA model or the Head skis that you mentioned.

I made a couple of runs on the Line P85. I found it to be to be very springy. It wasn't quite as grippy as a Blizzard.

Dennis
post #13 of 13
Good bindings, mediocre skis, even when new.

Save the bindings for better skis. Lots of threads here on least coast skis to consider.
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