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Binding advice / squad 7 questions

post #1 of 7
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Hey epic skiers

So I got a new pair of squad 7s that came with axial pro 12 bindings .

I went out west for the first time (big sky ) and realized I wanted a bigger ski to compliment my experience 88s and my tiger sharks .

I was going to get the soul 7s because I rented Gotamas 107 mm volkls and they were nice but I figured why not get the largest most powder oriented ski for those dump days. Rather than have 2 middle of the road skis

The squad 7s are 120 mm underfoot . The axial pro 12s are heavy I read . Should I buy some lighter marker bindings to keep the weight down .

I figured I would pack my 88s and the squads when I fly out and for regular days use the 88s and for large powder days use the squads or for car trips .

Also I read the turning radius is 29 meters . Will that mean I will be completely out of luck if I hit some moguls ? Or will I still be able to get them through with alittle more effort and foot raise ?


Aka how much does the weight matter in order for me to know if I should try and get a lighter binding
post #2 of 7

the Axial2 120 is a very good binding, it's not 'light' but the weight is directly at your foot, it just doesn't matter that much when skiing unless you are picking your feet up... in which case, take a lesson and learn to use gravity to do all the work. Binding weight for anything other than touring is MASSIVELY over stated. 

 

The 29m turn radius won't be bad in bumps, you aren't carving turns in bumps, a longer tr pivots easier and feels less hooky. Where it will matter is arcing turns on firm snow, they'll want to make longer, higher speed turns or skid.

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

the Axial2 120 is a very good binding, it's not 'light' but the weight is directly at your foot, it just doesn't matter that much when skiing unless you are picking your feet up... in which case, take a lesson and learn to use gravity to do all the work. Binding weight for anything other than touring is MASSIVELY over stated. 

The 29m turn radius won't be bad in bumps, you aren't carving turns in bumps, a longer tr pivots easier and feels less hooky. Where it will matter is arcing turns on firm snow, they'll want to make longer, higher speed turns or skid.
thanks white . What is touring ? Is that like park skiing ? Haven't heard the term touring much
post #4 of 7
Touring is not park skiing at all.
post #5 of 7

Axial 120 is an all plastic binding, it's not a dynafit but it is feather light compared to its higher din cousins. I wouldn't worry about the weight.

post #6 of 7
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Thanks again guys
post #7 of 7

Axial 12 is hardly a heavy binding. A heavy binding is something like all-metal Axial2 200's (boat anchors), which weight at least twice as much.

 

Ignore the binding weight and go skiing.

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