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Kids bindings or adult bindings with low DIN for a 12 year-old?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

My 12 year-old daughter needs new bindings. She's 103 pounds, 5' tall, wears an adult size 7.5 shoe (so maybe mondo 24.5 - 25.5).

 

Would it be preferable to use a kids' binding such as this one: 

http://www.skis.com/Salomon-L7-Junior-Ski-Bindings-2014/318467P,default,pd.html

 

or an adult binding with a low DIN such as this one:

http://www.skis.com/Salomon-STH-10-Ski-Bindings-2014/276854P,default,pd.html

post #2 of 10

Probably adult. It would depend on the size of the lugs on her ski boots. But, from your description, she likely has adult (although small) boots.

 

Karl

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Karl.

 

She has Line Sir Francis Bacon Shorty skis, if that makes any difference on binding choice.

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/line-sir-francis-bacon-shorty-youth.aspx#image=57973/291363/line-skis-sir-francis-bacon-shorty-skis-youth-2013.jpg

post #4 of 10

Your daughter is more or less my size, although 15 pounds lighter and 45 years younger.  Needless to say, I use adult bindings as a petite woman.  My 12yo daughter is just a little bit shorter than I am, but as of last season skis better than I do.  We can ski off the High T at Alta.  Her next skis will be women's skis with adult bindings.

 

What type of skier is your daughter?

post #5 of 10
A 24.5 is an adult lug boot. A few bindings come to mind...
Head attack 11
Look nx11
Salomon sth10
All those have a heel that does not require a lot of force to step in and yet are light weight and are available with a wide brake option for the Bacon bits.
post #6 of 10

BTW, that kid binding in the link advertises "Automatic wing adjustment makes this binding fit both junior and adult boot sole norms."

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thank you everyone for your input and binding suggestions. My daughter has the skills to ski the whole mountain but she doesn't exactly attack it. It's peculiar, I've seen her do tricks off jumps, hit boxes in the park, ride switch, but most of the time she looks as if she wants to go as slow as humanly possible. I don't quite get it but I'm happy that she'll still ski with me.

 

At this point I'm thinking I'll get the STH 10 since I really like my Salomons.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

One more question: do you think I can bend a 100mm brake to fit a 107mm ski waist?

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
 

One more question: do you think I can bend a 100mm brake to fit a 107mm ski waist?

 

Of all the brakes, Salomon's are the easiest to bend. The arms come out of the housing easily and can be bent without worry of breaking them. Other choice is to put a 115mm brake on. 

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Phil.

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