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Binding recommendation for old K2 Apache X's?

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Getting back into skiing after a long layoff.  Dusting off some old Apache X's and wondering what new bindings to put on them.  I believe they're 115-68-99.  Any recommendations?  looking at griffons, but not sure what size I need.  I have an old set of marker m1100's, is it worth upgrading to "newer" technology on these older skis from '05?

post #2 of 4

You can have a ski shop test your current bindings, and if they work, then just use them.  If you do buy a new pair of bindings, just make sure they're not too wide for your skis.

 

Have you thought of just getting a newer replacement pair of skis and bindings?

 

T. - www.wasatchreport.com

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There are indemnified and nonindemnified bindings. There is a list of indemnified bindings put out by every manufacturer every year. These are bindings that the manufacturer will support--if a user is hurt using these bindings and they have been properly installed and adjusted the manufacturer will defend any lawsuit and pay any judgement. If a binding is not on the list a shop that adjusts them will have to bear the cost of any lawsuit, so shops will rarely adjust, test, or otherwise work on the bindings. As of the 2012-2013 list I found on line there were two models of the m1100 still indemnified. My advice would be to check with a shop--if they are still on the list this year and if they test ok there is no reason not to use them.  Bindings have not really improved significantly since 2005. Testing means making sure they release with an amount of force appropriate for whatever binding setting (DIN) you require-testing requires equipment only a shop will have.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies, I will definitely have the bindings checked to make sure they're working properly.

 

I'll definitely be in the market for some newer skis when the end of season sales start.  I like these skis and will probably use them for the rest of this season.  Looking to demo Fischer progressors or Volkl RTM 77's 

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