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My 20 year old son just bought new skis-Line Sick Day. I think the length is 176.   His Xmas gift this year are the bindings.  He is 5-9 and about 160-165 pounds.  He goes to college in Vermont and skis at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush with a trip (or two if he is lucky) out west every year.  Any suggestions?  Does he need a binding with a DIN over 12?  I wouldn't think so but can't tell by what research  I have done.  Appreciate the help

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My 20 year old son just bought new skis-Line Sick Day. I think the length is 176.   His Xmas gift this year are the bindings.  He is 5-9 and about 160-165 pounds.  He goes to college in Vermont and skis at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush with a trip (or two if he is lucky) out west every year.  Any suggestions?  Does he need a binding with a DIN over 12?  I wouldn't think so but can't tell by what research  I have done.  Appreciate the help

When you are buying a binding, you are buying more than just a DIL level, when spending more, you are getting a better housing which makes a more structurally sound interface between the boot and the ski. So a good solid 12/13DIN binding will perform better and more efficiently that a 10 DIN version. 

post #3 of 7

Any typical 12 DIN binding will be the most appropriate binding for your son. 

 

A few suggestions off the top of the head:

 

-Rossi FKS 120

-Salomon/Atomic STH2 13

-Marker Griffon

 

Any of those will be excellent options.  If I had to choose a 12 DIN option that may be my order as well. 

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Originally Posted by gray81 View Post
 

My 20 year old son just bought new skis-Line Sick Day. I think the length is 176.   His Xmas gift this year are the bindings.  He is 5-9 and about 160-165 pounds.  He goes to college in Vermont and skis at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush with a trip (or two if he is lucky) out west every year.  Any suggestions?  Does he need a binding with a DIN over 12?  I wouldn't think so but can't tell by what research  I have done.  Appreciate the help

I'm more or less the same profile as your son. About the same type of ski, same height, little heavier, ski northern VT. My go to binding is the Rossi Axial 120 (the Look PX12 and Dynastar PX12 are the same exact binding with different badging). Of the 4 skis in my quiver, that binding is on 3 of them. The only one not fitted with the PX12's my AT ski. It's a great binding, relatively inexpensive, light, works great, has excellent elasticity, never prereleases on me. 

 

If your son is going to school in Burlington, you can order him a set of Axial 120's from the Alpine Shop in South Burlington, and have him get them mounted there. They have a sale on last year's model right now.  

 

http://www.alpineshopvt.com/ski/ski-bindings/rossignol-axial-2-120-alpine-binding-2014.html#.VJ3WUl4AKA

post #5 of 7
I'd look into the Head GTO 15 from levelninesports.com. He probably doesn't need a 15-DIN binding, but with a range of 5-15, he will be able to use them for a long time, and at $99 they're the cheapest and most durable binding on the market.
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Thanks for the responses.  This is good info and suggestions including the info on the alpine shop

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If you are considering the Rossi Axial 120 I would consider the 140 instead (PX14).  The biggest difference is in the heel>  The 120 (PX12) uses a plastic arms and the 140 (PX14) and up uses metal.  For this reason alone on this version of the binding I would use the higher version as the DIN is either 3.5-12 or 4-14

 

I don't know the FSK/Pivot versions well enough to comment other than they use similar toes as the Axial version, but I think metals is used in the both 120 and 140 version of the FSK/Pivot Line

 

Philpug your comments are more than likely better here than mine. 

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