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Hi, I consider myself as a begining skier. I just got a pair of brand new pair of Rossi T-Power Viper S. Should I buy bindings for beginers or am I better of with bindings for advanced, since there is no big difference in price? Is it dangerous when beginer use bindings for experts? Thanks a lot for any respons.
post #2 of 5
Get the better binding. Low end so called beginer bindings use a lot of plastic parts.A so called experts binding is a higher end binding It's just a better made binding with a higher din setting. Find a good well made binding where your din setting would be somewhere toward the middle of the din range so if the binding had a range from 3 to 10 and you were a din 5 or 6 you would be just about perfect. You don't want a or need a top end binding or a low priced cheap binding either There is a lot out there in the Middle ground that would suit you just fine and last a few years.
post #3 of 5
Great choice of skis, for a beginner or anyone else! Now complete the good job by getting the Rossi Axial bindings, and that will extend your warranty for a year - not to mention that they're great bindings. When it comes to safety, we all need the best bindings. See what your DIN would be, and get the Rossi Axial bindings on which your DIN falls closest to the middle of the DIN range. The DIN is the correct tension setting at which you will be best served - released when you should be, held into the binding when you should be. Let us know how you make out!

Next great idea, and it's worth more than all the equipment advice in the world: Take lessons. A series - a SERIES - of lessons, and be sure that at least a few of them, if not most or all of them, are private lessons. Then you'll have the best equipment and the best beginning.

One more thing as far as equipment goes: The most important equipment you'll ever own are your BOOTS. Custom foot beds and a professional boot fitter are musts. Without proper boot fit, the other stuff will be worthless. The boots link you to the bindings, and the bindings link the boots to the skis. Any modern bindings will perform that linking function well, but boots are trickier and more individual.
post #4 of 5
Low end bindings tend to pre-release a little more than md-level indings, because they have less shock absorption. But I don't believe that stuff about always get a binding that puts you in the middle of the DIN range. DIN is Germann Industrial Standards, and if the German engineers say a binding works at any particular DIN setting, I'd take their word for it. That other stuff is just how salesman move macho guys into $350 race bindings. I ski with a binding (Axial Pro 100) with about 10 mm lift and I NEVER boot out. More lift than that makes skis squirely in the bumps.
post #5 of 5
The point is, though, unless you're heavy enough and ski hard enough [like a racer] actually to NEED a higher DIN, there's no point in getting it. If a Rossi Axial goes from 3 to 10, say, and if your DIN is at 6, there's no need to pay for the next step up which goes from 4 to 12. Just because it's more expensive doesn't mean it's a better binding - it just has tighter springs, which aren't needed for people like me [150/5'8", intermediate]
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