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Bindings for all mountain skis

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I have a couple questions about ski bindings on an all mountain ski.  What is the number in the name of the bindings? For example Axium 110 XL but a 100mm brake.  What is the 110 mean?  Also is their a limit to how big the brake should be?  So if I were to get a pair of Rossignol Experience 78s with Axium 110 XL 100mm brake would this work?  If not why?  Thanks looking forward to your responses!

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Axium 110 is a DIN 11 binding, and yes, a 100mm brake is too wide for a Rossi E-78. Your local dealer should have a narrower brake.
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Thanks for the response.  So if I were to get this, I would just need to exchange the brake and keep the binding itself?  How much does just a brake cost?

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If you're talking about buying new the dealer should swap out the brakes for free. If they're already mounted with those brakes--seems unlikely given how wide the brakes are, maybe someone else will know the cost.

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We replace brakes for free at my shop...well we swap out... I keep whatever you're switching from.  If you get charged, find a new shop...that might be a little extreme but when I request brakes from a manufacturer I get them from the warranty dept and never have to pay a dime, so we don't gouge the customer for a measly $5 or $10.  It's just good business.  And yes, that brake is too wide, when you lay the ski over on edge while you're turning, the brake will drag, certainly with a 100mm brake on a ski that is 78mm underfoot.  

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Thanks for the replies!  I'm going to go with the Axium 100 bindings with an 85mm brake.  I don't even need the 11 DIN settings anyway because I don't weigh too much and I'm still an advanced beginnerish skier.

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Originally Posted by DrHockey View Post

Thanks for the replies!  I'm going to go with the Axium 100 bindings with an 85mm brake.  I don't even need the 11 DIN settings anyway because I don't weigh too much and I'm still an advanced beginnerish skier.

Bindings are more thn just a DIN window. They are your connection to the ski. The NX is a fine interface but I will say as you get better and your skills increase, you will want to step up to more laterally rigid bindings, a binding can help you get more performance out of a ski.
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