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Look Pivot Binding Question

post #1 of 16
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Bought a pair of the L8000's from Sports Liquidator. They just lowered the prices to $429. And they say they are selling a couple of pair per day this week.

One question: P12 bindings... how important is it to get the lifter vs. regular binding? I can find the P12 wides (regular, sans lifter) and the P12 lifters, but regular width, but not the wides and lifters. Any suggestions?
thanks
David
post #2 of 16
A bit of lift is good for these skis. I have the P12 with lift and regular brakes and the brakes fit perfectly with no bending.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by kiwiski
A bit of lift is good for these skis. I have the P12 with lift and regular brakes and the brakes fit perfectly with no bending.
That's great to know, thanks!
David
post #4 of 16
$429....argh....I want 'em so bad!
post #5 of 16
All of you Rossie/ Look pivot heal fans should drop an email to rossignol and let them know you want your pivot and they should not discontinue them. why mess with the best binding on the market?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by kiwiski
A bit of lift is good for these skis. I have the P12 with lift and regular brakes and the brakes fit perfectly with no bending.
^^ What he said.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by jstraw
$429....argh....I want 'em so bad!
One surprising thing I learned is that Dynastar *is* apparantly changing the L80000 for next year, and according to the guy I spoke with, the changes are not for the better. (Didn't have time to get details, alas.)

$429 is damn good, and no tax either.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by tetsuma
One surprising thing I learned is that Dynastar *is* apparantly changing the L80000 for next year, and according to the guy I spoke with, the changes are not for the better. (Didn't have time to get details, alas.)

$429 is damn good, and no tax either.
I'm going to need more than that anecdote to panic about changes to the 8000. Many people have reported no change and it just makes no sense that they'd screw with one of THE hot skis from this year.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by jstraw
I'm going to need more than that anecdote to panic about changes to the 8000. Many people have reported no change and it just makes no sense that they'd screw with one of THE hot skis from this year.
Hope you are right on this, and agree it doesn't make sense to muck with something good. Plus, one local shop in Seattle (Sturtevants) says they are staying the same, and that this is why they're not discounting the L8000. Will see.

-D
post #10 of 16
Scalce ended up with a pair of next year's legend 8000's. Doesn't seem to be a change beyond cosmetics...maybe the guy in the shop thought they weren't as pretty.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ht=legend+8000

Other then that, the p12 lifters i put on my $199 pair of 8000's fits just fine. For anyone that would want to know; the 8800 probably wouldn't make it without bending/widebrake.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by RJP
my $199 pair of 8000's
SAY WHAT?!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by jstraw
SAY WHAT?!
I hope RJP meant the bindings were $199. If the skis were that, then wow.
post #13 of 16
I just bought P12 Lifters for a new pair of 8800s, I was under the impression the shop could bend them out. Or is it possible to just swap out the brake? I don't understand why they can't just ship the binding with two sets of brakes instead of making different 'versions', is the brake integrated that much?
post #14 of 16

Brake Swapping

The brake is not hard to swap at all. I just watched the tech put on my P12 FR's (Freerides). The brake swap would take all of 5 minutes. I think you could do it yourself, but probably would want a shop guy to do it just to lessen the factor of messing up bindings. If you're experienced with them, go for it. For the record, the Freerides come with a lifter and wide brake.
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post #16 of 16
i love the internet let's start some more rumors so people can freak out.
the 8000 will be available in two graphics in the US (maybe europe) 05/06, the original dark orange and a new brighter orange and see through that was posted here a while ago.
the regular look binding will fits skis up to an 80mm waist (this includes 8000s) the wide brake can then be used on everything above that.
the brake on the pivot is very easy to change and five minute would be the worlds slowest tech doing the work.

the actual ski is unchanged so whoever you were talking to was on glue...
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