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Binding for Völkl Shiro?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

i think about getting the Völkl Shiro (or a similiar 110mm+ ski) but i have no clue which binding i should pair it with. I am 178cm and about 80kg, i am not doing the big drops only small ones, kickers and the standard stuff.

Right now i have Mantras with a standard alpine binding but a walking mechanism could be nice for some ascends.

Reading reviews it seems like anything below a duke or guardian is like crap but on the other side those are really heavy (and pricy as well).

 

So does the Frame those bindings offer really give you any advantage? Is it worth the weight? Is the width of the binding relevant vor those fat skis? What would you choose?

post #2 of 7
I had Marker Jester Schizo's mounted on my Shiro's. I don't plan on walking up the hill on them. I have Dukes on my Gotama's and have never used that feature.

Great ski BTW, easy to turn in tight spaces. Great fun going back to the lift even on firmer snow.
post #3 of 7
it's a big hit both in price and weight if you don't plan on making use of the walk mode!

I'd not get a frame walk binding unless I was really planning on backcountry laps outbounds the resort
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

For what kind of binding would you go with just the downhill freeride performance in mind?

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by sundawn View Post
 

For what kind of binding would you go with just the downhill freeride performance in mind?

FKS/Pivot, STH2, Attack, Griffon/Jester

 

I think I saw someone these days saying something interesting about bindings, any bindings in the $229 price range or more are usually good bindings... that includes the STH2 13, Griffon... I think the Attack 13 is a little cheaper than that but good as well. If you have the money I'd go for the 16/14 bindings

 

quoting @Philpug "it's not just the DIN range but construction improvements come with the higher din range as well!"

 

Particularly I like Salomon/Atomic bindings, but it's just my preference I'm sure I'd be happy with Look/Rossi or Tyrolia or Marker

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Well i think i will go for a no-walk binding then - i have found a good offer for the Shiro with an Attack13, it has a low height and even looks nice :)

Dont want to spend more on the binding than on the ski if there is not a good reason for it.

post #7 of 7
The big thing you want to look at is toe action and elasticity. I wouldn't want a tyrolia or marker binding because they only have lateral toe release, so youre SOL on backward falls.
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