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Propulse on Sanouk?

post #1 of 11
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Hi,
New poster here, thought I would get better opinions here than deal with some of the blowhards at TGR. I have a pair of Sanouks that I will be using as my backcountry skis and will also likely use it on a fair ammount of my resort days. I am very strapped for cash and got a set of solomon propulse bindings (Din to 12) in good condition for free. My question is this; I know these bindings are not intended for this type of ski, but do you think they would have a noticebly negative impact on how they ski? Or will they improve the performace as some other threads on here indicate? My skiing style is aggressive, and I enjoy big fast turns in powder and moderate size hucking (10-40ft) and I am am 5'10 and 165 pounds. Will these bindings blow apart? Any info on this would be appreciated, sorry for the ammount of questions.
post #2 of 11
Your skis are too wide for this message board -- please move along. And I hope you like wet noodles.
post #3 of 11
Other than the fact that you will not be able to get a brake for that binding wide enough for that ski. I also think that an aggressive skiier skiing a ski of that size really wants a 14 din binding. You have got a $1000 ski, you should be able to find a 14 din binding for $150 on ebay.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by kosackthrower
Other than the fact that you will not be able to get a brake for that binding wide enough for that ski. I also think that an aggressive skiier skiing a ski of that size really wants a 14 din binding. You have got a $100 ski, you should be able to find a 14 din binding for $150 on ebay.
You also claim that you want to use it for your BC ski. Put a NAXO 21 on it with the wide brake and be done with it. Have a shop mount them.

As Kosackthrower said, you have a $1000 ski, why are you putting a used binding on it? Strapped for cash? Buck up, max out the card, and get some good bindings.

Oh yeah, your going to need some newer, wider skins for the Sanouks in the BC. I assume you already have your beacon, probes, and shovel.

HB
post #5 of 11
another option is to buy these, but email the kid to make sure he got the ones with the 110mm brakes

http://www.newschoolers.com/ns3/web/...ead_id=177224&
post #6 of 11
The brake width might make the binding not so free.

if din 12 works, You might try to make your budget work for something like this.
http://www.untracked.com/highlight-174992.html

I picked up some Rossi 140 from them this fall.
post #7 of 11

aside from anything else

Propulse = heavy.
post #8 of 11
If your getting Sanouk's you should be able to afford some decent binders. The propulse bindings will not hold up, especially if you are skiing hardenough to justify the sanouks in the first place.


I have my Sanouks mounted with Salomon S920's and would not even think of skiing on a ski this big without a full on race stock binder. Big skis need beffy binders, especially ones with more elasticity, something the pro-pulses are not known for.

Get a set of 916's or even the 914, but DO NOT get a low end plastic binder, it just wont last.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
If your getting Sanouk's you should be able to afford some decent binders. The propulse bindings will not hold up, especially if you are skiing hardenough to justify the sanouks in the first place.


I have my Sanouks mounted with Salomon S920's and would not even think of skiing on a ski this big without a full on race stock binder. Big skis need beffy binders, especially ones with more elasticity, something the pro-pulses are not known for.

Get a set of 916's or even the 914, but DO NOT get a low end plastic binder, it just wont last.
Uh, the ProPulse is just a plate. I know you can put it on S914's, and wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't get it on S916's and S920s, except for that extra screw in the heel. Anyhow, it doesn't affect binding elasticity whatsoever. Sanouks are big, but they are noodles. You can only go so fast on them...
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by BakerBoy
Uh, the ProPulse is just a plate. I know you can put it on S914's, and wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't get it on S916's and S920s, except for that extra screw in the heel. Anyhow, it doesn't affect binding elasticity whatsoever. Sanouks are big, but they are noodles. You can only go so fast on them...
Hummm, maye im thinking of a another binder, I know that there is a pro-pulse plate, but I also thought there was another pro-pulse binder that used a plastic toe piece.

Anyways, you Can haul ass on them, if you ever learned to ski you just might figure that out
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by mtbakerskier
Hummm, maye im thinking of a another binder, I know that there is a pro-pulse plate, but I also thought there was another pro-pulse binder that used a plastic toe piece.

Anyways, you Can haul ass on them, if you ever learned to ski you just might figure that out
Well, I think you could only really buy the S912 and lower with the Propulse plate, and those are mostly plastic, so that might be the reasoning...

According to the Volkl team manager, none of their sponsored athletes really ski on them either...

"probably won't get made, unfortunately. funny thing is, most of our 'pros' don't ski the Sanouk very often.

Collins-Gotama/Sumo
MAB- Gotama
Skogen-Gotama/Karma/Sumo
Ingrid - Mantra/Gotama
Sarah -Karma/Gotama"

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