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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I've just recently bought a pair of unmounted Atomic R:EX in the 184cm lenth.

After buying new boots as well, I can't afford new bindings. I am planning on taking the binders off of one of my two sets of rock skis.

The choice is either a Salomon equipe 897 (no lift) or Rossignol FTX 100 X plate. The rossi bindings have something like 10 or 15mm of lift.

Do you think lift will be necessary or prove to be beneficial for the R:EX?

I ski the entire mountain from glades and trees to steeps and bumps and the occasional fast carved groomer.

THanks for any input
post #2 of 15
I believe those require Atomic bindings, as they have a pre-drilled plate. You can probably find some R:412 bindings on ebay for pretty cheap. AFAIK you have no other options for bindings. Sorry, but start saving!
post #3 of 15
Cupolo had some SX:614 for $60. Wierd Green & ??? colors but a good binding.

These have the Race Brakes (<75mm) and won't fit, sorry my bad.

Barrettscv
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublediamond223
I believe those require Atomic bindings, as they have a pre-drilled plate. You can probably find some R:412 bindings on ebay for pretty cheap. AFAIK you have no other options for bindings. Sorry, but start saving!
Can anyone else confirm this? I was under the impression that the R:EX could be drilled for anything... sucks for me if not.
post #5 of 15
You can't afford 60?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Times are tough. I'd have to make some sacrifices to free up 60 bucks that aren't already spoken for. (rent food tuition bills, etc) Though $60 isn't a bad deal for those bindings. Of course after tax and shipping they'd be closer to $80. which I guess isn't terrible either. And if that 60-80 is the difference between skiing and not skiing then cupolos is my new best friend

but still. I have 2 perfectly good pairs of bindings that might as well be used.
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettscv
Cupolo had some SX:614 for $60. Wierd Green & ??? colors but a good binding.

These have the Race Brakes (<75mm) and won't fit, sorry my bad.
Barrettscv
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm sure I could bend them the extra few mm each side without too much trouble. Either that or fab up some custom ones.
post #9 of 15
Try selling your used bindings here at Epic. You should get US$40 to 80 each.

Barrettscv
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
good idea, barrett, Thanks.

I guess I'll wait till I receive the R:EXs (next few days) before i make a move on the atomic bindings or unmounting/selling my current ones.

I should have guessed that atomic would be using a proprietary mounting system
post #11 of 15
The R:EX (pre 03-04, not sure on the 03-04) doesn't require atomic bindings, it is one of their few skis that didn't. You would benefit in carving with the plate but not much for steeps or trees. Check on ebay for some cheap binder, I would emagine that they will start showing up in quantity, soon.
post #12 of 15
Here is an orange CR:614 Atomic binding on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATOMIC-CR-614-TD...cmd ZViewItem

Barrettscv
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I received the skis today, and they do not have atomic's proprietary mounting plates.

They have got the holes for atomic bindings marked with little dimples, but that's it.

So would the lifted rossi's be the best choice, or should I go with the salomon 897s?
post #14 of 15
I justed wanted to write you that the 03/04 R:EX is "classic platform" flat and to mention the binding markings. You know now but it´s the info for other potential buyers.
post #15 of 15
I was on the ski a couple of years ago.

I mounted them flat. I was using them more for the backside and saw no use for the lift.

If you want them for cruising, you may want to lift them, but I thought they were great without it.
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