or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › What size binding should I get?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What size binding should I get?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I have purchased 178cm line chronic skis (the newest version) and have decided to go with either the marker squire or marker griffon.  The only question I have is the sizing on the bindings. The center ski waist width is 90 mm (as I have measured), so would 90 mm bindings work or should I get something bigger? I just looked and the official measurements are 121-92-117 which I have no clue what that means, but hopefully someone does.

 

Thanks!!


Edited by riskyer - 7/27/16 at 9:11am
post #2 of 18

No reason to go bigger, get the 90mm!  Bigger will give you unnecessary overhang, which can result in your brakes catching and breaking/causing a fall, especially if you are going to be skiing switch at all.

 

How much do you weigh?  Are you an aggressive skier?  I'd be slightly worried about putting you on a Squire if you're going to ski a 178cm twin tip all mountain ski.  Just a thought.

post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiessentials View Post

No reason to go bigger, get the 90mm!  Bigger will give you unnecessary overhang, which can result in your brakes catching and breaking/causing a fall, especially if you are going to be skiing switch at all.

How much do you weigh?  Are you an aggressive skier?  I'd be slightly worried about putting you on a Squire if you're going to ski a 178cm twin tip all mountain ski.  Just a thought.

Are some bindings safer for skiing switch? I mean, most bindings "assume" you are skiing toes forward?
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

I weigh 140 and am somewhere around 5 10.  I am able to do backflips and many rails and such. I am also pretty aggressive on all mountain... I avoid powder though. What is your concern about the Squire??

 

Thanks!
 

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

The Griffon bindings and Squire bindings are well used for park.  So I would assume they are fine with switch riding... I also have an old pair of Marker Squires and I had no problem landing switch or riding switch.

post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by riskyer View Post
 

I weigh 140 and am somewhere around 5 10.  I am able to do backflips and many rails and such. I am also pretty aggressive on all mountain... I avoid powder though. What is your concern about the Squire??

 

Thanks!
 


Griffon. Better yet, look for a Rossi/Look FKS/Pivot 12 or 14. The Squire is really an awful design that should go away.... IMHO of course. Sorry Marker.

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

So a 90 mm Griffon would be fine?? I just don't want to spend too much as I am paying for college and shit. I will look more at the Pivots but I know they are a little more expensive... but then again you get what you pay for. Final question in my original post that 92 measurement is that something to worry about if I order the 90 mm??
 

post #8 of 18

Yes, you'll be fine with 90.

post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

Sorry to be a paranoid nuisance at this point but that accounts for the brake size too correct? It won't hit the edges?

post #11 of 18

You'll be fine wrapping a 90mm brake around a 92mm ski.  It shouldn't hit the edge, if that's what you're wondering.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by XLTL View Post


Are some bindings safer for skiing switch? I mean, most bindings "assume" you are skiing toes forward?

 

Not neccesarily, that comment was more in reference to your brakes being too wide for the ski.  If your brakes hang too far past the edges they are much more prone to catch the snow when skiing switch, especially when landing or carving.  

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by riskyer View Post
 

The Griffon bindings and Squire bindings are well used for park.  So I would assume they are fine with switch riding... I also have an old pair of Marker Squires and I had no problem landing switch or riding switch.

 

Marker markets both the Squire and Griffon as park bindings, but really the Squire is only appropriate for kids.  You're about my size, and frankly I would be terrified to ski on a Squire anywhere, let alone ski park.  The Pivot is a great binding, but you're right it's a little more expensive.  It's popular as a park binding for its durability and performance, but if you're not going TOO crazy you'll be totally fine on a Griffon.  Tyrolia Attack 13 would be another to consider.  It's similar to the Griffon, but with a slightly different heel piece concept.

 

Hope that helps!

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

Given what you said about the Marker Squires I am surprised I lived last season. I am working on rodeos and such so... is that too crazy for Griffons or not??
I may not even try the tricks but I want to keep my options open.  I was able to safely do backflips on the Squires though! So I am probably going to get the Griffons then!

post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by riskyer View Post
 

Given what you said about the Marker Squires I am surprised I lived last season. I am working on rodeos and such so... is that too crazy for Griffons or not??
I may not even try the tricks but I want to keep my options open.  I was able to safely do backflips on the Squires though! So I am probably going to get the Griffons then!

 

it is YOUR legs/knees/etc, so it is YOUR decision where and how to save money. 

(BTW, the most expensive binding cost less than, for example, ACL surgery + recovery). If you want to save like $20, nobody would stop you.

 

P.S. most people at my local park are using Jester or FKS/Pivot (STH2 and Tyrolia run second in popularity). 

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

So a Rossignol FKS 120 would be a better choice over Griffons??? And I assume 95 mm would be okay?? I don't think the size difference of 5 mm is going to do much.

post #15 of 18
Yes, 95 would be fine.
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by riskyer View Post
 

So a Rossignol FKS 120 would be a better choice over Griffons??? And I assume 95 mm would be okay?? I don't think the size difference of 5 mm is going to do much.

 

The FKS is going to be a little more durable than a Griffon just due to the construction, but I really think either would be fine for you.  There are LOTS of park skiers on the Griffon.  The Jester is a nice upgrade from the Griffon as it uses more metal, but it's heavier and the different materials are reflected in the price.

post #17 of 18
... and at 140#, he might not even be at the min din setting.
post #18 of 18

Yup 90 Greffon.   Do NOT get the Squires - crap bindings.  

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › What size binding should I get?