Last year I skied with Salomon Instinct 100 boots, salomon S912ti bindings, and Salomon Lady skis. IYO, are these skis and boots well suited to each other? Could skiing this combo make it difficult in steep or deep conditions?
I bought the new skis and boots separately, and there wasn't really a point where anyone talked to me about the aggressiveness of the boots and what skis would be appropriate. I had them mounted with my old bindings at yet a different shop.
All season I felt I wasn't skiing as well as usual. Then I fell and fractured my Tibial Plateau. I'll skip that story... although it is why I'm re-assessing my gear.
I'm ready to ski again but I can't shake a suspicion that my equipment might partially be at fault. Obviously the binding didn't release, but why did I fall in the first place? I fell several times over the winter - usually I only fall once or twice a season.
Also, could the older bindings be an issue? Or the placement of the bindings slightly fwd of the center line?
(And yes if I do keep them I will get them release tested and adjusted.)
FYI - I am an advanced skier and ski the whole mountain though still somewhat challenged by more extreme situations.
I bought the boots at a high end store with excellent bootfitters. I demo'd the skis on slope and loved them, then bought online at discount. Then I had a local shop mount my 7 yr old bindings from my previous skis.
Edited by parashakti - 11/7/13 at 1:35pm