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post #31 of 41
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If I still raced, I'd be racing on my Steadfasts.  But no NASTAR anywhere around here so I get my kicks in the trees and in the chutes.

If you like the Steadfasts, you'll love the Nergy 90s.
post #32 of 41
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If you like the Steadfasts, you'll love the Nergy 90s.

 

I'll find out about that at Copper on Monday.

post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

If I still raced, I'd be racing on my Steadfasts.  But no NASTAR anywhere around here so I get my kicks in the trees and in the chutes.

If you like the Steadfasts, you'll love the Nergy 90s.

Well, I hated the Steadfast and I like the NRGy 90.

post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

Inexpensive binding for sure, but the 100mm brake will be too wide for a narrow ski then changing the brake out will be about $40.00 and not common to find. Almost better off getting the new SPX12 with the correct sized brake for $199.00 


@Philpug

 

Don't the PX brakes retract and lift a lot in comparision to some of the others, I've 80mm brakes on mine and the touch the binding retracted, the 100mm should still be up and out of the way unless racing.  So in this application wouldn't they be more than acceptable as a cheap solution? 

 

To the OP value Philpug's reply on this, I'm only asking to get you the best answer.

post #35 of 41
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Ghost - I am a short female, not quite 5'1", not heavy (but telling my weight here :) ) so I think my skis are plenty long for me. I usually don't do to many stupid things by myself and the mountain I ski on now is pretty small - hard to get in trouble there.

 

Oldschoolski & Philpbug - all the technical info is a bit above my understanding as I did not even look at skis and bindings in years. I will explore some option and not rush into a decision since I don't really have to now that I have good boots and cheap rentals. Thank you.

post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

Inexpensive binding for sure, but the 100mm brake will be too wide for a narrow ski then changing the brake out will be about $40.00 and not common to find. Almost better off getting the new SPX12 with the correct sized brake for $199.00 


@Philpug

 

Don't the PX brakes retract and lift a lot in comparision to some of the others, I've 80mm brakes on mine and the touch the binding retracted, the 100mm should still be up and out of the way unless racing.  So in this application wouldn't they be more than acceptable as a cheap solution? 

 

To the OP value Philpug's reply on this, I'm only asking to get you the best answer.

Not enough, they will still catch on even a moderate edge angle in all but the hardest snow plus I would imagine that she might have some older technique still with her feet closer together (not critiquing, just saying) and the wide brakes could interfere with each other. She is only 5'1" and if she plans on just putting them on these skis then eventually on another one, I still think an 80mm brake option would be better. Axial3 100 or SPX100 for $169 is a better option and an easier binding for her to get into with the average boot size for again a 5'1" woman. 

post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by skeylargo View Post
 

Ghost - I am a short female, not quite 5'1", not heavy (but telling my weight here :) ) so I think my skis are plenty long for me. I usually don't do to many stupid things by myself and the mountain I ski on now is pretty small - hard to get in trouble there.

 

Oldschoolski & Philpbug - all the technical info is a bit above my understanding as I did not even look at skis and bindings in years. I will explore some option and not rush into a decision since I don't really have to now that I have good boots and cheap rentals. Thank you.

 

skeylargo, if you haven't come across it already you may want to check this area of EpicSki out...

 

Gear Swap - Buy and Sell Gear

 

Members frequently sell equipment at very good prices, and if you do decide to go with different skis you could put up a "Wanted To Buy" post describing yourself and what you're looking for. On the other hand should you decide you just want to get some new tires and not a new car ;-) you could put up a WTB post for bindings. Wouldn't surprise me a bit if someone has a serviceable (and indemnified) pair for a reasonable price you could have a shop mount on your Atomics.

 

Lastly, my girlfriend has a pair of Marker bindings she bought but ended up never using, so they're still new in box. She'd sell them for $75 shipped. This is the binding...

 

http://www.mountainsports.com/msmain.asp?Option=Detail&Detail=102551&Product=Marker+M+10.0+Ski+Bindings

 

I'm with Phil you don't want to go too wide on the brakes and have them hanging off and causing problems, but 90mm brakes could be bent in slightly and might not be too bad in that regard. Post here or PM me if interested.

post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by skeylargo View Post
 

I did not ski for a long time and finally getting back into skiing. I have my old skis and bindings that are in great condition, not used much, stored in my basement.

 

The skis are Atomic Carv X 9.18, 160 cm long. The bindings are Salomon 900s carbon bindings. Because of the age I guess, the ski shop will not service the bindings. They were willing of course to sell me new bindings but said they would not waste money on the skis and recommended that I just buy new skis and bindings. Is there a reason that I should not use the skis and bindings? I remember when I bought them I skied really well on them :)

 

Thank you for your help and advice.

Some of the elements in the bindings might develop cracks of weak spots, I would keep them outside overnight on a cold night, test them in the morning (step in, and test the release). If it all works, I would use them, just take a credit card for a rental (just in case).

 

Good luck.

post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

 (BTW--I've broken 1 pair of boots and one set of bindings. I broke a cable in a pair of SX92's and the notorious heel tracks on a pair of Z12 Ti's--both metal parts and both Solly products FWIW).

Just wanted to tell you that finally, I won't be able to lend you my skis...;)

post #40 of 41
Thread Starter 

I was away from a computer a lot today and while driving around I had some time to think.

I think I would like to at least check out my old skis to see if I still like them before I invest any money into them. Since ski shops can not work on them (liability?) is there a manual I can use to adjust the bindings to fit my new boots and adjust them for the weight etc. I would like to take them out and just try them on some really easy runs (at my own risk) to see if it is worth it for me to invest in new bindings. I never worked on bindings myself but in general I am a very handy and detailed person that can follow instructions. Where can I find instructions on how to adjust bindings to my new boots and DIN settings?

I already do have paid for rentals for my ski days and the rental place told me they will give me some newer, better skis to try.

post #41 of 41
You may want to check levelninesports site and see what they have in your size. Might also want to go to Skidiva forum and check the Gear Swap (you need 20 posts to get in there, I think), but some items:

Volkl Tierra, 149 cm, $150
Dynastar Exclusive Active, 153 cm, $200
Fischer KOA 78, 154 cm, $350
Volkl Kenja, 149 cm, $400 (New, w/o bindings, I believe)

Unless you really love your old skis, looks as if you could get some newer model, used, skis for no more than you'd pay for bindings - especially since you'd have to also pay for mounting and testing bindings if you bought them online
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