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Tyrolia? Salomon? Oh dear - too many choices

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After posting up my question about which bindings to mount on my new Bonafides in this thread - http://www.epicski.com/t/120023/better-binding-for-blizzard-bonafide-sth-vs-look-pivot - and then continuing to search/read threads on this board, I've been steered toward the Salomon STH2 WTR13 (man, that makes Harley model nomenclature look easy) and the Tyrolia Attack series bindings. @Philpug, and a host of others appear to have a wealth of knowledge about the pros and cons of all these different models; so thanks to all for sharing so generously.

 

From the other thread:

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I'm 160lbs, advanced/expert (III+), mostly in bounds, some trees, some bumps, some pow. Like steeps, cruisers, big gs turns and short tight turns. I'm an old guy (>50). DIN 7/8 (I ask for 8 when I rent)

Looking for bindings for my new pair of Bonafides 2014 model - 180cm, 98mm waist.

 

Questions:

1. Have the Salomons changed from 2014 to 2015  - some shops are advertising the new 2015s; other 2014s. I don't really care about color much, although green would definitely serve to make my orangey Bonafides a bit more gaudy. Which is good. 

 

2. I always like trying new stuff as long as it's been a bit proven out - which is where the Tyrolias seem to be (at least to me). My first pair of new bindings ever (right after cables) was a pair of Tyrolias, so I do know the brand - but sure haven't seen much of them for the last, oh, 20 years or so. 

 

3. I don't do any hiking/skinning, so am I looking at the wrong binding with the WTR-type bindings?

 

Anyway, having only demo'd skis for the last 15 years or so, I find the array of choices pretty daunting. Thanks for your input! 

post #2 of 4

You are fine with any of the upper 12/13DIN bindings

 

Look/Rossi:

AXL3120/SPX120

FKS120/Pivot12

 

Salomon:

Sth2 13

Sth 12 O/S

 

Tyrolia:

Attack 13

 

Marker:

Griffon 13

 

You can go on color, you can go on past history or confidence, you can go on getting a deal, you can go on rolling some dice. Any of the above bindings will be sufficient. There are no right or wrong ones. 

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Thanks, Philpug, for your input here. Based on this, plus comments from you and several others about them in other threads, I'm going to go with the Salomon Sth2WTR13.

Let's hope for some snow up at Tahoe this year!
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Thanks, Philpug, for your input here. Based on this, plus comments from you and several others about them in other threads, I'm going to go with the Salomon Sth2WTR13.

Let's hope for some snow up at Tahoe this year!

I am running them on most of my skis for numerous reasons and am happy with them. 

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