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Need help with what binding to buy. Griffon 13 vs Jester 18 Pro.

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Sorry about this question, but i need to call the company tomorrow morning if i need to change my order, and googling didn't help me much. Its about 02.00 over here, so need some quick help. 

 

So i got the Marker Griffon 13(DIN 4-13) on order, but i can choose the marker griffon 18 pro(Din 8-16) for a little more cash. The problem is that all the guides for din doesn't help me much because i weigh a bit more than the guides suggest. I weigh about 230lbs without ski gear/stuff , i don't wanna be an idiot with to much DIN and ruin my knees, but i still don't want the binding to prelease on stupid stuff. They are gonna be placed on a Line Opus Ski.

post #2 of 6

What is your BSL and skier level?

 

Overall, it seems like you should be fine with the Griffon. Unless you crank the din past the recommended range, it seems unlikely that you will be using a din over 11, so the Griffons should comfortably handle that.

 

Do they not have the regular Jester (DIN 6-16) available? If you wanted a little more heavily build binding, that seems a better choice than the Jester Pros as you'd be likely toward the bottom of the DIN range. DIN wise, though, the Griffons should hold you.

post #3 of 6

You aren't buying a higher DIN, you are buying a better housing. At 230lb you can put some torque on a binding. The Jester Pro has some metal parts (toe wings and heel stanchions) that are plastic on the Griffon. If you can afford the better binding, do so.

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317mm is my boot, im about 6,1 / 6,2(185cm) in height. unfortunately they didn't have the regular jester in this offer,the reason why i ordered to fast. It was an offer i couldn't refuse. I was only afraid that lowest jester pro din setting would be to heavy, but if that isn't the case i think i will call them tomorrow and change to jester pro. Thanks for fast answer! :) 

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317mm is my boot, im about 6,1 / 6,2(185cm) in height. unfortunately they didn't have the regular jester in this offer,the reason why i ordered to fast. It was an offer i couldn't refuse. I was only afraid that lowest jester pro din setting would be to heavy, but if that isn't the case i think i will call them tomorrow and change to jester pro. Thanks for fast answer! :) 

 

What do you generally run your bindings at? If you run them around 10, which is where you'd seem to be on the DIN chart if you're a level 3 skier, I wouldn't worry about it much at all and would get the heavier bindings if the price is right.

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What do you generally run your bindings at? If you run them around 10, which is where you'd seem to be on the DIN chart if you're a level 3 skier, I wouldn't worry about it much at all and would get the heavier bindings if the price is right.

binding is set on  8/9, this is set by a shop. 

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