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Bindings...where to begin?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am buying a pair of K2 Mod X skis at the end of the season and will need to purchase bindings. Any suggestions? I don't even know where to begin. I ski pretty much anything and am fairly aggressive, but not jumping off cliffs or anything.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 9
Well i have the Mod X and mounted Look pivot 7 bindings on them, they work well, but so would alot of other types too. Bindings from many manufactures all will work, some people will swear by one brand and curse another, see what your local ski shop sells and look at the web pages on the brands of manufacturese that your ski shop sells. I think Look makes excellant bindings and i dont think you would be disapointed with them, but if your local ski shop only sells Marker and Salomon or what ever brand your kinda stuck as you have to have them professionaly mounted at least I would.
post #3 of 9
I had a pr of salomon s900's on my mods and now have transferred them to my AxisX's they work well, no complaints. But if you don't ski really agressive you might check out some with a lower din.
As mentioned above the looks are also good.
post #4 of 9
If you want the most elastic binding (if you do bumps) i hear that tyrolia is probably the best...but there are people who won't be caught dead wtih them so i dunno.

I personally got the Marker MRR Turbo SC Titanium Logic 1 because it was last season's bindings and was the cheapest...thus more bang for my buck. The Marker 9.1, 8.1 and MRR Logic 1 would be great choices. They're all 99-00 season bindings so they should be at low low prices.

Hope that helps

post #5 of 9
My son got some Salomon 912 Ti bindings on his Line Skogans this year and I am really impressed with thoses. The bindings are extremely light and he hasn't had any problem with premature releasing. My son is 165 pounds, 6' 0" tall, 20 years old and does big time jumping on them yet he has left the bindings on a DIN of 7 with no problem. My next pair of skis is going to have the 912 Ti's on them.
post #6 of 9
my suggestion is; lose the training heels!

Free your heels, poke your eyes out!
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your words of wisdom.

I hope to come home from this weekend's trip with my new stuff. Based on what y'all had to say and what the ski shop has at big-time sale prices, I am pretty sure it will be the 2000/2001 Salomon 8 or 9 series.

post #8 of 9
Marker makes bindings with the best sliding AFD in the business. That's key to proper release. A binding with a DIN range of 4-10 should be sufficient. The also make Slelective Control models that efefect the apparant feeling of flex of the ski, and they will cost about $75-100 more.

If you buy a Salomon ski, then get Salomon bindings, and you get a two year guarantee for both. No one else offers that.

Good Luck and ....

Happy Skiing
post #9 of 9
I like the Marker toe piece as well because the whole toe piece slides sideways in a release instead of pivoting. This means the need for anti-friction between boot and toe piece is eliminated. I set my Markers at DIN 8 but I need a DIN 9 on my older ESS bindings.

When purchasing a binding, get one that has a maximum setting at least 3 DIN numbers above your personal setting. You could get by with only 2 numbers above yours, but if you get better and more aggressive (requiring a higher setting)and then the springs get weaker with age, then you could have trouble.
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