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Any bindings I should avoid?

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I plan on buying a 88-ish all-mountain ski next fall. I am looking at the E88, Steadfast, Kendo or Brahma at the moment (I'll try to demo these and probably a few others at Sölden in November) for 80/20 on/off piste use in Europe. 

 

So, I hope to have a choice of alpine bindings when I buy a pair. Since I have no experience in binding-selection, I hope you can point me in the right direction. Are there any bindings I should definately avoid, because they dissapoint or simply are not very good?

 

I'm an advanced skier, fairly fast (I overtake other people more often than others overtake me), 1,82 and 85 kg.

 

Any advice is very welcome. Thanks.

post #2 of 3

Some ski brands, and I have no idea if any of the models you are considering apply, offer a better warranty with a certain brand of binding--not that the binding works any better but it's from the same company or an affiliate and they give you an incentive to buy it.   

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I'm not as critical when it comes to bindings.  I have almost every major brand of bindings on my quiver of skis (including Vist).  At your body size and ability level, you could ski DIN 12 or higher rated binding with confidence.

 

I would not recommend Salomon Z series bindings for you but are great for more casual skiers.  Many claim that they do not have the hold down as the Driver toes in the STH line up.  Some of the Z binding models have aluminum base plates which are not suitable for aggressive skiers.

 

Dennis

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