Originally Posted by Philpug
Z12's are great for kids and light women and will fall apart on any skis over 90mm, they just cannot handle the lateral stress. So not ANY cheap 12 DIN binder. Marker 12's are not too off from the Z12s in build and application. Peak 12's are OK but worth the step up to the new Attack 13. Personally, I don't shortcut on bindings, when buying a better binding, you aren't just buying a bigger spring, you are buying a better housing.
Phil, I just put Z10s on some 97mm Shoguns because they're relatively light and were pretty inexpensive, and they seem OK on my 87mm Kenjas. I'm not a lightweight and fairly aggressive (at least assertive
). Could the Z12s be a problem? I've gotten this far in life without serious knee trouble and am pretty safety conscious, so I'd switch them out in a heartbeat if there were a question about their performance.
I'm glad the OP asked the question.This short thread already has more info on bindings than anything I've read yet. All I remember seeing the last time I poked around is that modern bindings are all pretty much reliable, and you only need to worry about beefy construction if you're a big burly expert skier. Obviously I failed to do my due diligence on the issue.