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Rossignol ski bindings

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know if the FKS series of bindings are still available? I tried the Axial series which were ok but wore out rather quickly at the center pivot in the heel piece. The older FKS series seems a lot more stout in it's construction. I'd even be happy with some used FKS bindings if anybody has some that they want to get rid of.
post #2 of 8
Huh?? My son & his friends busted the toes on a few pair of FKS bindings. I haven't heard of anyone having problems with the Axial series.
post #3 of 8
FKS bindings are still used by the race dep't. The Athletes do not want vertical toe release. The bindings are available through your local Rossignol Race Center.They come in 4 flavors with the number indicating max. DIN 120,155, 185.

They will only fit the RK plates as the toe hole pattern is different from retail.

For the record, I have never noticed any wear issues with Axial binding as opposed to the older FKS, in fact I think the heel provides a more positive, easier to adjust platform than the race version.
jl
post #4 of 8
http://www.racestocksports.com/RossignolBindings.htm fks in 3 flavors, and everything else u could need
post #5 of 8
"The Athletes do not want vertical toe release. The bindings are available through your local Rossignol Race Center.They come in 4 flavors with the number indicating max. DIN 120,155, 185."
The athletes could care less about which way the toe releases. Except for the 120 they are all still made of metal which results in a way stiffer binding giving instantaneous power transmission. The 120 uses the same toe as available at retail. The 155/185 and equivalent Look P15/P18 use a variation of the old ZR toe which offers 180 degrees of release.
post #6 of 8
waxman
I stand corrected. I will try to stick to boot issues in the future, but it was a brand R question. Also important to note along with the metal housing the ZR toe does not have independent toe lugs like the axial model. thank you for your keen attention to detail!
jl
post #7 of 8
here is a boot quote i saw the other day "if you buy/use a plug boot and it didn't need any work, it's too big..."
post #8 of 8
Okay, I'll bite. " If you can wear it out of the box, it must be too big" is a well worn adage when it comes to plug boots. Kind of like "If you need to dull your tips and tails maybe what you really need is a shorter ski".

There are plenty of variables. Just as one brands UK size 8 is 31cm and a MP27, another's UK 9 is 31cm, MP 27.

Accepting that a UK 9 is 31cm, MP27 (RL1, R2002,etc) I find 2 sizes below street shoe for men and 3 below street shoe for women to be a place to start. Some will go further.

jl
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