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Hi,

I have just bought the Rossignol Saffron 7 in 162. They have a waist of 98cm. I am around 5"4' (165cm) tall and 140 lbs (65kg). I am going to buy some bindings off the internet to go with the skis, but haven't bought the boots yet, because I am going to be fitted and buy from my local store.

I am looking at the Rossignol Axium 110 B100 bindings. I would be skiing blue runs and probably some blacks too. Mostly on-piste and I am not a very agressive skiier. Would you recommed these? Would buying these bindings without the boots be a problem? Obviously I wouldn't get them mounted before buying the boots but would buying them before picking boots be an issue? Would any type of boots fit in these bindings?

Thanks so much. 

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Originally Posted by blackdiamond111 View Post
 

Hi,

I have just bought the Rossignol Saffron 7 in 162. They have a waist of 98cm. I am around 5"4' (165cm) tall and 140 lbs (65kg). I am going to buy some bindings off the internet to go with the skis, but haven't bought the boots yet, because I am going to be fitted and buy from my local store.

I am looking at the Rossignol Axium 110 B100 bindings. I would be skiing blue runs and probably some blacks too. Mostly on-piste and I am not a very agressive skiier. Would you recommed these? Would buying these bindings without the boots be a problem? Obviously I wouldn't get them mounted before buying the boots but would buying them before picking boots be an issue? Would any type of boots fit in these bindings?

Thanks so much.

Let's take them in order.

1. Yes. Based on your description of style, terrain and aggressiveness.

2. No

3. Yes. Any adult alpine boot.

 

I am about the same size. 5'4" and 145. Advanced skier. That Axium is a good binding. I skied them my first winter in Jackson. A little contrary getting them on in deep snow, but otherwise, good product.

post #3 of 7
Before you buy your bindings on line it wouldn't hurt to check with the shop you're buying your boots. You may get a better price and free mounting. I did.
post #4 of 7
If you buy the bindings from your local shop, they will likely not charge to mount them which could save you anywhere from about $35 to $50. Also, for future reference, next time you want new skis, go to your local shop first, we always give a pretty hefty discount for a ski/binding package and if boots are also in the mix, the discount gets even bigger. You might not have saved any money at all buying the skis on the internet.
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

Before you buy your bindings on line it wouldn't hurt to check with the shop you're buying your boots. You may get a better price and free mounting. I did.

that used to be the case around here but more recently at least a couple of shops in truckee charge the same for mounting if you buy binding or skis and binding from them. Haven't tried buying skis/boots/bindings (and doubt I ever will need all three at the same time).

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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

that used to be the case around here but more recently at least a couple of shops in truckee charge the same for mounting if you buy binding or skis and binding from them. Haven't tried buying skis/boots/bindings (and doubt I ever will need all three at the same time).
Then they deserve to lose business to other shops and or on line!
Edited by cbtbakkes - 12/30/15 at 4:58am
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I hate loose business, it just won't stay firmly in place...

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