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post #61 of 72
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Originally Posted by Lukew88 View Post

Its settled im going for the soul 7 s thank you for all the feedback everyone! Lets all keep our inner caveman in check smile.gif (who doesnt have one?)
Onto the bindings last decision the Rossi fks 120 that Markojp recommended or the marker griffon shizzo - i like the idea of being able to adjust the ride position but wonder if this is one of those things at is better as an idea than in real life... Any tried these?


I have Marker Jester Schizzo's on my Shiro's. In twenty or so day's on them, I haven't moved them yet. I got a great deal on them. If I ever get into deep powder I might move them back a little but for most snow I ski in...center is fine.

 

IMO weight is not a facture for 95% of us. Once you step into the binding, that goes away.

post #62 of 72
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

FKS 12... Without a doubt and at every level (other than being able to reposition the binding). If you really need to move the binding, look for a Tyrolia Attack 13 demo binding.

 

couldn't say it any better or differently..........  

post #63 of 72
Thread Starter 

The shop im speaking to only has the fks 14 im guessing thats equally suitable?

post #64 of 72
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Originally Posted by Lukew88 View Post
 

The shop im speaking to only has the fks 14 im guessing thats equally suitable?

yep that'll do it.  Just not adjustable of course.  Great binding.  

post #65 of 72

FKS 14 is a superior binding. Go for it. Adjustability seems like a great idea, but few actually end up using it. Mount on the factory recommended (rear) line for directional skiing; the S series have plenty of rocker in front, so you don't have to worry about your weight. 

post #66 of 72
Thread Starter 

As far as I can see the only difference between the fks 12 and 14 is the DIN level?

post #67 of 72
Yes. That's it. They're botb great. You're a light guy who doesn't need 14, so the 12 was suggested. If it's not available and the 14 is, it will great as well.
post #68 of 72
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Originally Posted by Lukew88 View Post
 

Thanks for all the help everyone. Judging by the youtube I would guess Im at level 7. Max Capacity would you think the volkl shiro at 119 to be to wide underfoot? Im also thinking that ill need something around 175+ in height. My current fischer hybrids / piste skis are a touch long and their 168.

 

It sounds like you have a solid hard snow ski. Given that this ski isn't going to try and do all skiing duties, At your size/weight, I would still lean for a powder ski in the 175-185 range.  The longer the ski, the more you will float, and with 5 point designs (like the 7 series and most skis being recommended here) the extra length really doesn't do much to make the ski harder to manage in the snow.

 

Pretty much all of this class skis short- because the base contact on a 185 ski is usually around 130- on hard snow less ski will be touching than the 168s.

 

Can I request a separate thread about the ski scene in Iran? It opens up so many questions, not the least of which are...

 

1. How much snow do they get? It sounds like nobody really skis it?

2. How popular is skiing? I recall Iran showing up in classic Warren Miller movies, but it was presented as a joke segment with nobody able to ski- akin to "You want your ski? Go get it!" Viewed with modern sensibilities, it seemed pretty insensitive and mocking.

3. What does it cost to ski there?

4. Is the equipment being discussed here even available inside the country? Assuming no, any issues with importing it?

5. Are you posting from Iran? Does that require a proxy or something to get around censors?

 

Thanks! I would love to hear more, and I doubt I am the only one.

post #69 of 72
He's an intermediate, tall, and light... Will be skiing inbounds. He's done his research and moved away from a pure powder ski to something that will probably work very well for him. Choice has been made, and he's pretty much gotten a binding sorted out. I think we're there.
post #70 of 72
The op has made some wise choices. Cheers now just add powder... icon14.gif
post #71 of 72
Thread Starter 

Everyone has been very helpful thank you all, I didn't expect so much feedback. Now I have to wait for it to snow... just a half year or so.....   :(   I was shopping early for my trip back to europe... everything is 1 1/2 - 3 times as expensive here...

post #72 of 72
Thread Starter 

Here's an article from a British/Lebanese comedian about skiing in Iran:

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2008/feb/24/iran.skiing

 

 

He's pretty funny to you may know - Trigger Happy TV?

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