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Choosing the right binding

post #1 of 5
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Hi,

I recently purchased my first set of ski's and need input on how to properly choose some bindings. I am not sure what I should be looking for.

Info:
6'5" - 195 cm
235lbs
Rossignol Sin 7's 180cm
Intermediate level skier

Looking to ski off piste, and occasional groomed runs.

I live in Calgary,AB and would be skiing at nearby resort's, kickinghorse, sunshine, lake Louise, fernie, etc.
post #2 of 5

Welcome to Epic!

 

People seem to be putting Saloman STHs on Soul 7s (the Sin's bigger brother).  It's a strong binding. Rossignol Axium seems common on the Sin, too, and I've seen the Salomon Z12.  I can't help you with comparisons (perhaps @Philpug can help you there).

 

At your weight, you might want to calculate your DIN setting (the setting that determines how & when your binding will release, when necessary) first.  Go here: http://www.mechanicsofsport.com/skiing/equipment/bindings/din-calculator.html  Enter your information, and find your DIN setting.

 

Then choose a binding that will provide a DIN setting comfortably higher than the setting you'll need.  If your setting is 8.5, for instance, you'll probably want a binding that goes higher than 10, perhaps a 12, or even higher.  The binding name often includes the number (STH 12, Z12, etc.).

 

Good luck.

post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by skiepic View Post

Hi,

I recently purchased my first set of ski's and need input on how to properly choose some bindings. I am not sure what I should be looking for.

Info:
6'5" - 195 cm
235lbs
Rossignol Sin 7's 180cm
Intermediate level skier

Looking to ski off piste, and occasional groomed runs.

 

Buy a Rossignol Axial2 120, get it mounted and go ski. Or a Rossi FKS 120, or a Tyrolia Attack 13, or a Marker Griffon, or a Salomon STH WTR 13... just buy a Rossi Axial2 120 keep it simple and cheap.

post #4 of 5
As above, but with an addition. Since you live in Calgary, why not go to see Lou @ Lou's Performance Centre?
post #5 of 5
Sportchek has axial2 for $137, at least at southcentre location but with 120mm brakes. Maybe use that as cost comparison with another shop. Or buy the correct brake width and still be cheaper than an sth2 or axial3.
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