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Binding systems or flat?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
What are our opinions on the "motion binding type systems that allow the ski to flex fully without the flat spot"?
Some feel it decreases quickness. I don't notice a difference.
Is it a performance booster or a bottom line booster for ski manufacturers?
post #2 of 13
Are we really going to do this again?
post #3 of 13
What ever do you mean...... ski and binding systems were never discussed on this forum (laying on the sarcasm pretty heavy).
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry if it was covered already. please provide me with the proper key word or words for a search.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry, found some.
post #6 of 13
It's cool man, we all have done that one time or another
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
It's pretty funny just how fast the Post Police come out to blast you when you do it though. I actually was embarressed sitting here at work. Of coarse it was covered. I was just sort of thinking in my head if it made a difference, and started typing.
post #8 of 13
This is off on a bit of a tangent, but this has made me curious what bindings people do ski on. Are your skis mostly systems or flat, and do you care?

Personally mine are mostly systems of one sort or another, depending how you count. This is really because all my skis are on piste carvers, if I were skiing more off piste, backcountry, powder I would likely have a pair or two of fatter skis mounted flat (sadly in Ontario groomers are the name of the game, and I'm not going to buy a pair of skis that will only get use for a week a year at most when I go out west).

'03 Head i.C160 w/ Railflex - system
'05 Head i.XRC 1100SW w/ Carve Plate - not really marketed as a "system", but still requires Tyrolia bindings, so it really is
'04 Atomic SL:9 w/ Race:412 - again, not marketed as a system, but requires Atomic bindings
'06 Head i.SL-RD w/ VIST plate - only "flat" ski I have. I believe you should be able to mount any binding on it, but I haven't really looked into it since I'm putting Tyrolias on regardless.

So that's 1 system, 2 semi-systems still needing specific bindings, and 1 flat

What does everyone else have?
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor
This is off on a bit of a tangent, but this has made me curious what bindings people do ski on. Are your skis mostly systems or flat, and do you care?
What does everyone else have?
Of the three skis in my quiver that get the most use, two are a system and one is flat.

ski=free, it's cool. I didn't mean to jump on ya...it's just that this question invariably deteriorates into a predictable pro system vs. anti-system slugfest where the same 8 posters reguritate opinions that most here are very well aware of.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
I ski ax3 by vokl flat
724 pro with system
I don't notice a difference.
post #11 of 13
What are you going to do with 1/2 a system after you blow out an edge or break a binding out of warranty?
post #12 of 13
Every ski in my quiver is flat. Just sorta ended up that way.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
What are you going to do with 1/2 a system after you blow out an edge or break a binding out of warranty?
They are going to give their platinum card to their personal shopper and tell them to buy whatever skis will best match their Bogner one piece. Duh!
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