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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

What would be the best bindings for a big guy (6' 2" 220) on a pair of Icelantic Gypsy SKNY's 

post #2 of 15

Look P18

 

(maybe)

 

You might want to fill in a little more info about yourself. Do you know your DIN setting? Do you adjust your own DIN, do you ski aggressively, do you have a history of breaking gear? Where do you ski? How do you ski? Past experiences with binding brands? What colors do you like? What color is your helmet? (OK, we don't care about colors)

 

Height- 6'2"

weight- 220

Age-?

Skier Type-?

Sole Length-?

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

i am 57

Boot length 327mm

Skier type moderate 3

I don't set my DIN settings been renting for years

 

I have been skiing for 15 years mostly Vail, Beaver Creek, Cooper, some time in Vermont also. Mostly stick to the bowls & Blue Sky. I like challenges but i am not making drops, just enjoy powder and some speed. I ski with niece, a smooth carver, nephew, who rips throught the trees and their parents who live in Avon (lucky me). They get a lot of days of skiing. I keep up but just barely at least the make me think that. But i can follow them down most lines

Thanks for interest in my question

post #4 of 15

Any DIN 12/13 binding. Could be a Salomon STH2 WTR 13, Marker Griffon, Look P12/14, Tyrolia AAAtack 13. They are all very good.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks i'll look into these.

any thoughts on Rossi  Axial 3 120?

post #6 of 15
That would be an excellent choice.
post #7 of 15

all the bindings above will work well for you ( rossi's included) . I prefer Griffons myself ( i like the larger toe piece) . one thing to note on the Look PX's is the fact they are difficult to click out of compared to the others.

post #8 of 15

http://www.mechanicsofsport.com/skiing/equipment/bindings/din-calculator.html

 

per this the initial setting is "7", so I would guess any binding with set 4-13/14 would work just fine and people mentioned above 

Salomon, Look, etc they all good. DON"T get Look Pivot 18 that is too much

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Oleg S View Post
 

 DON"T get Look Pivot 18 that is too much

Maybe my response didn't read as intended... the "Look P18" was meant as a joke, the "give us a little more information so we can give a reasonable response" was meant as the 'answer' to the OP. When you ask something as 'open ended' as "what would be THE BEST binding for a BIG guy" I am going to give a response that highlights the fact that there is more to answering the 'question' than "best" and "big guy".

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

i got it earlier

 

you are right should have provided more info at first and avoided wasting time

 

Thanks for y'alls  responses

 

found a guy who will sell me Rossi's Axial3 120 for $170, mount for $75 and though in a hot wax to boot

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by fish58fly View Post
 

i got it earlier

 

you are right should have provided more info at first and avoided wasting time

 

Thanks for y'alls  responses

 

found a guy who will sell me Rossi's Axial3 120 for $170, mount for $75 and though in a hot wax to boot

I think I was misunderstood again... I did not mean to be critical of you. You asked an honest question, I hope you did not feel that post #9 was directed at you or meant to belittle the honest question you asked. If you read it that way, I apologize, it was not my intent. 

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

NO! Absolutely no offense taken  i very much appreciate your help

 

Thanks again

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

I have narrowed it down to the 

 

Marker griffons @ $160

or 

Rossi Axial3 120 Dual WTR @ $140

 

What do ya think?

post #14 of 15

You suggest that you like (try often?) to ski powder. Given that the Rossi would be a preferable binding to the Griffin due to its notorious rep for being tough to get into in deep pow. I should say - well deserved notorious rep. I have Griffins on my powder boards and put up with the hassle, I like the binding otherwise. If I were doing it over now I'd mount FKS/Pivots. Same toe as the Axial. I feel that either would be a decent choice with the edge to the Axial..

post #15 of 15

I've owned them both, never an issue with either ( both great choices) - popping back in after whipin' in a foot of fresh is a pain in the butt no matter what binding you got

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