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looking for a light weight alpine binding with 1" stand height at the toe

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Is there such a thing?

I'm used to system bindings with that height, and don't want to lose the feel of being up that high.

But most after market bindings are lower, or high with a heavy rail of some sort.


Does any manufacturer make such a binding that remains low in weight?

 

On the other hand, I've been told I'm crazy to even think of putting a race plate under the binding on these skis (Kastle FX84).

Am I?

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Is there such a thing?

I'm used to system bindings with that height, and don't want to lose the feel of being up that high.

But most after market bindings are lower, or high with a heavy rail of some sort.


Does any manufacturer make such a binding that remains low in weight?

 

On the other hand, I've been told I'm crazy to even think of putting a race plate under the binding on these skis (Kastle FX84).

Am I?

 

Yes!..................................:D

 

Wellllll................sorta.

 

You can probably still get a set of light plastic lifters for Rossi/LOOK Axium/Nova bindings. These are both light bindings with DIN ranges that max out at 10 or 11. The lifters are a bit obscure but can probably be ordered direct from Rossi/LOOK by your local dealer. (assuming they still have some around)

 

SJ

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Will it make that much of a difference if I lose a half inch of rise?  

I'm replacing daily drivers that are 82mm underfoot with new skis 84mm underfoot.

I ski pretty well.  I think 1/2 inch is a lot and I'll feel it, but maybe compensation is easy.  I'm not going to be racing on these things.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Will it make that much of a difference if I lose a half inch of rise?  

I'm replacing daily drivers that are 82mm underfoot with new skis 84mm underfoot.

I ski pretty well.  I think 1/2 inch is a lot and I'll feel it, but maybe compensation is easy.  I'm not going to be racing on these things.

 

To me?.............no. To you?................maybe.

 

The thing is, if you think it'll make a big difference then it probably will. Besides, you can get pretty close to what you want with the binding I mentioned before.

 

SJ

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I've been looking at these:

AXIAL² 120 L (FLUO)

with 90mm brakes.  My din is 6, so they will do.

Weight is 1180 gms, about 2.5 lbs.  

The total will be light enough for me to easily carry them up to Tuckerman Ravine, which is the only reason I want light weight stuff.

Otherwise, it doesn't matter.

 

I'll ask around to find these lightweight lifters made by Rossi.  
Hope I'm getting this right.  

 

How do Axium and Axial differ?  Did you mean the Axial L bindings, which I think are marketed as lightweight?

 

Thanks, Jim.

post #6 of 7

The difference is in the heelpiece which is a different style and notably lighter on the Axium than the Axial. The Axial is a much heavier housing and has notably greater shock absorption at the heel. However, for your needs, the Axium would do nicely and save weight.

 

SJ

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

OK, thanks a bunch. You know your stuff.

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