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post #1 of 6
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I bought my 23 year old daughter some Volkl Kenja 163 cm skis for all mountain skiing in Park City.  All of the skis she has now are from her racing days and she thinks that she should use some old bindings on the new skis.  My son even suggested that she mount them with the piston plates from her old race skis.  Of course, she would need new brakes for the 88 mm waist on the Kenjas.

 

I thought that a new set of lighter bindings would make more sense and let the all mountain skis flex better than the heavy bindings and plates on her race skis.  She is 5'9'' maybe 130 lbs.

 

Does anyone have any experience one way or the other?

post #2 of 6

I put the older Marker Piston plate on my Auras and the piston switch really helps to dull the weird vibration the older Aura is known for. That said, though, putting race plates on the Kenja wouldn't be my first choice (or second, or third). The Kenja doesn't need the stiffening or lifting inherent in the race plates.

 

New skis (especially something SO different from her race skis) deserve new bindings. Pick up the Salomon Z10 or Z12 (or whatever) and be happy.

post #3 of 6
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Thanks volklgirl. That's very helpful. I was looking at the Salomon STH2 13 bindings.

post #4 of 6
look at evo, good price on last year's sth 12 driver, good solid binding! probably local shops will match a price to $150 as well
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Originally Posted by kpflueg View Post
 

Thanks volklgirl. That's very helpful. I was looking at the Salomon STH2 13 bindings.

One of the best options for this coming season. Laterally rigid, light weight, tremendous elasticity and a lot of travel all at a very good price. 

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Saw some Head Mojo 12s on sale recently for about $125. Those would be a good choice, too.
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