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post #31 of 44

Does anyone think the Duke will greatly affect the performance of the ski?

post #32 of 44

Thanks Whiteroom, that'll save me some money too.  I'm just intrigued by Phil's point that the Pivots are easier to put back on in deep snow, that would be a nice feature.  Never had to put the Markers back on in deep powder.

post #33 of 44

^^^^ Not clear what that means. A Duke's not an alpine binding. It will develop more slop over time, and be less efficient at transmitting force to the edges. It will not release quite as efficiently. OTOH, you get the ability to skin on a binding that is more alpine-like than a tech rig, and the only game in town if you want to skin but don't want a tech boot. But if you don't want to skin, don't put an AT on them. Period. Out. 

post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 

^^^^ Not clear what that means. A Duke's not an alpine binding. It will develop more slop over time, and be less efficient at transmitting force to the edges. It will not release quite as efficiently. OTOH, you get the ability to skin on a binding that is more alpine-like than a tech rig, and the only game in town if you want to skin but don't want a tech boot. But if you don't want to skin, don't put an AT on them. Period. Out. 

I have these for a few years and there's no slop and have no issues with them. They sit higher and weigh a bit more so I'm just wondering if they will take some of the liveliness out of the ski?

post #35 of 44

Changed my mind and went with the Griffons ...

post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

that's why god created binding shims. Look/ Rossi have a bunch of ramp, Marker royalty have almost none, I shim my FKS bindings with a 4mm gas pedal... but if you like the Griffon, why bother messing with something else?

 

No.. the Rossi's have very little.. The Axial's now have just about none. But I do agree with your last sentence. :)

post #37 of 44

Tyrolia Attack 13's mounted on Soul 7's

 

 

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Thanks Whiteroom, that'll save me some money too.  I'm just intrigued by Phil's point that the Pivots are easier to put back on in deep snow, that would be a nice feature.  Never had to put the Markers back on in deep powder.
I've never had a problem getting back into Griffons in deep powder. Maybe being in PNW the snow is always dense enough that you can pack out a platform to get back in.
post #39 of 44
I love my Soul 7's with pivot 14's on them. Great ski and y get that lemon/lime the going.
post #40 of 44
Anyone have recommendations on AT bindings for the Soul 7 light enough for touring but beefy enough to drive a ski this wide and good safety in resort? I posted elsewhere on this and some guys recommended binding plates and then swapping in and out alpine and tech bindings, but that sounded like to much hassle. I'm intrigued by the new Diamir Vipecs, light tech bindings but alpine like side release. Marker Tour F12s also look like candidates. I have some old Marker Barrons but too heavy for such a nice light ski.
post #41 of 44

Love my Marker Duke EFT's - just need some snow

post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by pthor View Post

I put my Soul 7 and Rossignol Freeski 120 XL binding (package deal via aspenskiandboard.com) to the test in powder yesterday -- entry and exit were fine in somewhat difficult conditions (not the worst, but definitely not the easiest).  And once there's snow flying, everything looks good (as long as the release and retention are good, and so far it is).


Is that dog WAG complient and indemnified?

In all seriousness I don't think the tyrolias or the griffons have upward toe release, where all rossignal bindings do. That would be the deciding factor for me.
Edited by clink83 - 2/4/15 at 7:54am
post #43 of 44

Don't you think that Marker Bayron or Duke will affect the flexibility of this skies compared to the Griffon one? 

post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by Manigod View Post

Anyone have recommendations on AT bindings for the Soul 7 light enough for touring but beefy enough to drive a ski this wide and good safety in resort? I posted elsewhere on this and some guys recommended binding plates and then swapping in and out alpine and tech bindings, but that sounded like to much hassle. I'm intrigued by the new Diamir Vipecs, light tech bindings but alpine like side release. Marker Tour F12s also look like candidates. I have some old Marker Barrons but too heavy for such a nice light ski.

 

I put Vipecs on my 188 Soul7.  I'm using a BD Factor MX130 boot.  The original alpine mount was on the center line.  The Vipec mount wound up being 2cm back from there on the back line.  I skied the last 2 days of the season inbounds at JHMR on this setup.  It was very solid all over the mountain.  I haven't toured or skied any BC with this setup yet.  I need to go in and get some bootwork done for the AT boot, new Intuition liners and a footbed.  I would expect to be skiing within the next 5 weeks.  The boots were pretty good out of the box.  The ski was a bit different with the moved mount point.  I couldn't decide which I liked better in two days of skiing.

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