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Would you use rental binders for everyday use ?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I am getting a s 912 ti synchro salomon binding (intended for rental).

What do you say, is it just to bulky for everyday ????

I am using tyrolia rental binders on another ski (don´t know why i am ending up un rental binders there too), those are quite heavy and do not have all the fine adjustments the salomons have...

well, i guess i am just gonna goi with them...

Stefan.
post #2 of 15
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Originally posted by stefan_1000:
I am getting a s 912 ti synchro salomon binding (intended for rental).

What do you say, is it just to bulky for everyday ????

I am using tyrolia rental binders on another ski (don´t know why i am ending up un rental binders there too), those are quite heavy and do not have all the fine adjustments the salomons have...

well, i guess i am just gonna goi with them...

Stefan.
god no. why bother with a Ti binding if you're just gonna weight it down with stupid adjustible tracks?

spend the money to get fized bindings.
post #3 of 15
Another argument against rental bindings is they make it a lot easier for someone to steal your skis. Only takes seconds to adjust them to their boots.

And yes, I have had it happen to me. Ended up having to hitch hike back from Les Deux Alpes to la Grave as I couldn't walk back across the glacier. The thieving bastard had left his badly delaminated skis, but there wasn't enough adjustment in the bindings to fit my boots.

Nick
post #4 of 15
death before rental bindings
post #5 of 15
i've posted this question before, but did not get a definitive answer. i bought a pair of demo volkl g4's with rossi bindings on an adjustable demo plate. i also have an old pair of rossi viper z's with 5-year-old rossignol fk's turntable bindings. is it worth my while to remove the demo bindings and throw on the older - but barely used - rossi bindings? should i worry about too many holes in the volkl's (will definitely have to redrill)? is skiing on demo bindings really that bad?

[ December 16, 2002, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: valley X ]
post #6 of 15
No, I wouldn't use rentals for everyday. Don't know what kind of abuse they have had. Extra weight, and I suspect most shops only do a cursory inspection for sale.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
well, the salomons are brandnew, and are almost for free.
don´t know what the weight difference is, but i guess it´s not that much.
i am more concerned about adjusting the binders in an exact way.
also, are they really fixed? the tyrolias have quite a big tolerance (moving back and forth a bit).

my skis are insured against theft, by the way. not expensive (german insurance, that is.)
post #8 of 15
I have a pair of Rossi bindings mounted on a ski (9x course) that was used for ski testing by Rossi. Until this year, I used them almost exclusively. They have about 200 days on them (3 from the ski test) and I have never had a problem with the binding. I don't notice the increased weight that much.
post #9 of 15

I'm considering buying a pair of rental skis at the end of this season, but am worried about the bindings. Can the rental bindings be removed and replaced with regular bindings, and if so, then is it worth the cost/trouble? Thanks. 

post #10 of 15

I have a pair of Fisher Wc SC with a rental binding on them ( Saloman S912Ti). I got both items new thru a friend of mine that ownes a ski shop. They are not much heavier (at least I don't seem to have to drag them across the parking lot or hire a porter to lug them around for me.) As far as worried about holding up, I feel that Solomon and like would not open them selves up for law suites by putting renters on an inferior product, in fact they would expect more abuse and continual adjustment.

As far as thieft goes, I bought a ski lock after reading the other thread.

Anyway the answear is , if I wipe out bad they tend to come off my feet but when I am skiing hard they stay on my feet.


Edited by Old Boot - 2/23/2009 at 11:06 pm
post #11 of 15

I've had bad experiences with rental bindings. That said, I've heard that the latest crop are pretty solid, especially Looks and Head Speedflex. Latter is basically a Railflex with a quicker boot adjustment. Has a pop-up tab over the normal center screw. Pull up, change the boot setting in a few seconds, no tools. I did it on slope, no biggie. And feels just like a normal RF (which it is). Head is selling it to dealers as one binding for all, demo and if customer wants to buy ski, just adjust binding and out. Tyrolia is phasing out the regular RF binding attachment, keeping basic RF2 plate. 

post #12 of 15

Until recently I have skied on rental bindings pretty exclusivly as all of my skis were used demos when I got them.  I don't mind the rental binding.  It makes it easier to sell the skis when your done with them. 

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by addage View Post

 

I'm considering buying a pair of rental skis at the end of this season, but am worried about the bindings. Can the rental bindings be removed and replaced with regular bindings, and if so, then is it worth the cost/trouble? Thanks.

 

There is nothing wrong with rental (or demo) bindings.  Three out of my four pairs have them. I ski on them all the time, and no worries.  They add a little weight, but that's a good thing since more mass allows the ski to power through the crud better.

 

Yes, you can change them out, but there's no reason to.  Definitely not worth the cost/trouble.

 

P.S. Did you realize that you revived a seven year old thread?

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post

 

There is nothing wrong with rental (or demo) bindings.  Three out of my four pairs have them. I ski on them all the time, and no worries.  They add a little weight, but that's a good thing since more mass allows the ski to power through the crud better.

 

Yes, you can change them out, but there's no reason to.  Definitely not worth the cost/trouble.

 

P.S. Did you realize that you revived a seven year old thread?

 

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I realized that. I did a search and this thread was the first relevant one that came up.

post #15 of 15

Skied on demo binders (Solly, Tyrolia) for many years and never had a problem so far despite some harsh abuse.

 

That said for heavy blokes skiing at higher DIN settings it can be an entirely different story so they are better off staying away from those.

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