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turntable style bindings

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Anyone else have trouble clicking in to turntable bindings in soft snow?
post #2 of 13

I don't have turntable bindings, but I was under the impression that soft snow is precisely where they differentiate themselves from standard bindings. Rather than trying to push the boot into the binding and kicking the ski down the slope, turntable bindings allow you to turn the binding open, place the boot in the binding, and then turn the binding closed. That allows you to click into the bindings without applying any downward force that makes it so difficult to re-enter standard bindings in deep snow.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Maybe so. I had them last season and they were actually harder to re-click than Marker Griffons!

post #4 of 13
If your boot sole is clean there shouldn't be a problem. The old turntables had a centering device for the heel.
post #5 of 13

This might seem a bit pedantic - but you are talking of real turntables like Look/Rossi pivots, not pseudo-turntables like the PX/SPX ones, yes? 

post #6 of 13
Yep. That's why I mentioned the locker.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

Yes. I am using the Rossignol FKS

post #8 of 13

No, not other then clumps of snow on the binding/boot. If that's not the cause then it may be the forward pressure of the dildo heel piece is not properly adjusted.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bro12 View Post

I don't have turntable bindings, but I was under the impression that soft snow is precisely where they differentiate themselves from standard bindings. Rather than trying to push the boot into the binding and kicking the ski down the slope, turntable bindings allow you to turn the binding open, place the boot in the binding, and then turn the binding closed. That allows you to click into the bindings without applying any downward force that makes it so difficult to re-enter standard bindings in deep snow.

I don't think you understand how FKS/Pivot bindings work.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post


I don't think you understand how FKS/Pivot bindings work.

they have never used a binding that required bending down and lifting/cocking the heel piece manually.  like the old Markers or a telemark binding. If you never had to do it.  it might never occur to one to do it. the beauty of the Look/Rossi heels is that you can put your boot toe in and then reach down with your hand and pull up on the large heel piece and lock in with out having to push down on the snow. 

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by royal View Post

they have never used a binding that required bending down and lifting/cocking the heel piece manually.  like the old Markers or a telemark binding. If you never had to do it.  it might never occur to one to do it. the beauty of the Look/Rossi heels is that you can put your boot toe in and then reach down with your hand and pull up on the large heel piece and lock in with out having to push down on the snow. 

^^^ exactly ^^^
post #12 of 13
All the skis I use regularly except my tele rigs have Look/FKS pivots. I've used the system Royal describes in knee-deep powder. Like any binding, a clean boot sole is essential. Teles have Rottefella NTNs that are even more sensitive to clean sole toes.
post #13 of 13
Heel build up gets annoying.
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