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FKSs as powder bindings?

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I love FKS for hard or junky snow because of the elastic travel keeps my skis on better than other bindings at a low din, but in powder there are times when I think something that releases a bit more solidly would be nice. Anyone else notice this skiing on them?
post #2 of 6
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To be specific, the heels on them don't seem to release as well as conventional heel prices in forward falls.
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Have you been hurt by a non-release? The same elastic travel that makes the FKS's popular for hard and junky snow should make them a good binding for powder.

post #4 of 6
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My ankles a bit sore after a non release today. Deep snow drift, buried a tip. I wasn't going all that fast, so I realize thats probably a factor. Still, at standard din levels the fks seem to be a bit touchy about forward releases compared to the Solly or axial bindings .
Edited by clink83 - 3/27/14 at 7:04pm
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They're fab bindings. They're on my powder skis (Bodacious) because they provide great contact to the ski, have relatively little to no ramp angle issues, effect flex to a lesser extent than other bindings, and release when need.

If you prefer the Solly, then get the Solly. Pretty much any binding will go anywhere and do just fine.
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I love FKS for hard or junky snow because of the elastic travel keeps my skis on better than other bindings at a low din, but in powder there are times when I think something that releases a bit more solidly would be nice. Anyone else notice this skiing on them?

 

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