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Good, Relatively Inexpensive 11-12 DIN Bindings

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Title says most of it.  Looking for recommendations for an 11-12 DIN binding (don't need more) that performs and holds up well but might be available for a low price.  Trying to make a few different purchases and, if there is a good, reliable binding that can usually be found for a lot cheaper than the STH 12 Driver or Griffon, that would be ideal. 

post #2 of 11

Salomon Z12 Binding has a DIN range 4-12, they are cheap, but I think the DIN is just to low for you.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by rubinio View Post

Salomon Z12 Binding has a DIN range 4-12, they are cheap, but I think the DIN is just to low for you.

Why is that DIN too low for him?  ..... just curious.

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

That DIN range is more than fine for me at 165lbs.

post #5 of 11
I've had good experience with Tyrolia/Head 12 DIN bindings. Actually have a mix of 15 and 12 DIN Tyrolia/Heads that all work fine around 8-9 DIN. Can find the 12 DINs new for ~$150
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Do you recommend the Mojo 12 or a different Tyrolia/Head model?

post #7 of 11

Rossi Axium series (various brake widths available) $129 normal, I've seen them down to $104 lately (after I bought mine, of course). 3.5 to 11 DIN. They're plain looking brushed gray. I like them as they actually use metal, not a bunch of polycarb on key parts. My DIN is 8: 165#, 6-1, over 50 y/o, Type III.

post #8 of 11

So, here's the deal. I am 36 years old, 6'3',  weigh 240lbs, and a strong intermediate. I ski mostly Northern Europe and the alps. I recently scored a great deal on a pair on 2012 Mantras, but they are without bindings...I also scored a pair of Shiros for the deeper powder days. The Mantras will be used for groomers, and some lift based off-piste (crud, and light pow). I don't do much jumping, more crusing at a decent clip.

 

I was looking at a set of Head Mojo 12 for the Mantras but reading the above, starting to think that they will not be enough. Is that the case? Currently, I have been on my trusty Head Peak 78's, and the DIN setting has been on 8.

 

so, my question is: will the Head Mojo 12 be enough for my needs on the Mantras?

post #9 of 11
Wen you are buying a binding, you are buying the housing as much as you are buying the spring (DIN) . You have a 98mm wide ski that you will create a good amount of lateral torque and a lesser binding will not be able to hold the edge angle you will be expecting. Spend the few extra bucks and get a good solid 12 DIN binder like a px12 or Salomon Sth driver, they are worth the extra couple of bucks.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Wen you are buying a binding, you are buying the housing as much as you are buying the spring (DIN) . You have a 98mm wide ski that you will create a good amount of lateral torque and a lesser binding will not be able to hold the edge angle you will be expecting. Spend the few extra bucks and get a good solid 12 DIN binder like a px12 or Salomon Sth driver, they are worth the extra couple of bucks.


I'm curious, are you saying that the Mojo 12 which he named is the lesser binding or that he needs a solid 12 din binding in general? I've had about equal luck with Mojo and PX series bindings, though I am a good bit lighter.

 

I'm just curious as I was considering some Mojo 15s for a future ski.

post #11 of 11

I like the Mojo 15s on my "serious" skis, and use the Mojo 12s on my "cruiser" skis.  Slight difference in feel (may just be in my head), and there is a difference in the release in the toe, but both work fine for me at 170-175#s.  They both seem solid to me. 

 

As for durability, I couldn't tell you about the newer Mojo 12s because the toe is relatively new, and I keep selling my skis after a year or two.  The Mojo 15s or older Mojo 12s have been durable for me.

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