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Questions about: Marker Piston Plate + K2 slalom ski

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So heres the story:

All the racing I do now will be USSA, and as I'm sure you know there are general length requirements for skis. It's 165 for slalom.

I'm on 150's now and there is no way I could get away with that...so I needed to get new skis. I went shopping with price as my first priority (yeah I know), and found a pair of used K2 race stock slaloms, in a 166, for $200. So I bought 'em. Base and edges are in great conditon, but are drilled for the marker piston plate.

I've never actually been on Markers, but I hear nothing but horrible things about them. I'm inclined to go with the marker piston plate and binding for two reasons: One because they wouldn't have to redrill, and the skis could potentially last 2 seasons, and two because I've been told that the K2 race skis are designed with the motion plate in mind, and that it really does make a big difference.


My other option for bindings would be the Look P14's, but with minimal lift (no plate). I've never had a problem with Look/Rossi bindings so that part is really attractive.

Thoughts on the marker piston plate/ marker race bindings? Thoughts on K2 race skis?

Thanks.
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i've used markers for years and have never had any problems. I have them on my GS race skis (volkl P-60's)
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