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So GlenPlake is moving into the 21st century! Advice please...

post #1 of 15
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Okay, so i just purchased last years Rossi Scratch FS from a fellow bear... the question i have is regarding which bindings to mount.

I have my Salomon 914ti that i can mount or i have some Axial 140s that i can mount. The one problem, however, is that the Axials are out in Utah and would have to be shipped by a family friend. I'm going to be using these for steeps, bumps, jumps, etc.. do you think it is necessary to mount the Axials as opposed to the 914s? What about as far as safety in releasing? Thanks!
post #2 of 15
Not because I'm a Rossi fan but I really think the Axial binding is the finest binding on the market. I've skied them exclusivly since switching from Marker after a pre-release that caused me to injure myself quite badly. I've never had a problem with or a pre-release with the Axial. I have them on all three pairs of skis that I use. My son also has the Scratch FS and does major jumps and air all the time. Doesn't have a problem either.

You can take it from here.
post #3 of 15
Ok, Glen is on some modern skis. Now, if we can just get him out of the rainbow colored fart bag....
post #4 of 15
I skied the 914ti for a couple seasons - no problems at all (once I cranked up the DIN's, the shop "tech" couldn't read a DIN chart and set me at a Level I). They released when I needed them to, and didn't when I didn't want them to.

J
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Originally Posted by jake75
I skied the 914ti for a couple seasons - no problems at all (once I cranked up the DIN's, the shop "tech" couldn't read a DIN chart and set me at a Level I). They released when I needed them to, and didn't when I didn't want them to.

J
Oh no doubt the 914s are solid bindings... they have been fantastic thus far. I have just read that teh Axial has "safer" release models such as the turnable heel and i believe it also has the up-releasing toe piece. I was trying to determine the degree (if any) to which the Axial is better than teh 914... even though i think both are superb quality bindings.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by MisterK
Ok, Glen is on some modern skis. Now, if we can just get him out of the rainbow colored fart bag....
baby steps
post #7 of 15
I was pretty glad my toe pieces didn't upward release the last time I came down a little too far back on the tails after some unexpected air at high speed.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Ghost
I was pretty glad my toe pieces didn't upward release the last time I came down a little too far back on the tails after some unexpected air at high speed.
I could agree, but i torqued my shin pretty bad a year or so ago. It was off of this little shit jump and i was going waaaaay to fast, too much in the backseat... got thrown back... landed tails and they didn't release until my shin just about snapped in half. But these were shitty marker 9.8s that some jackass told me were decent binders (i think not).

So in order to avoid that, i would like the safest bindings i can get. If the general consensus is that the 914s are no worse than the 140s, then i'll mount them, but if otherwise i'd prefer safety.
post #9 of 15
Do you have wide brakes for either of the bindings? You'll need to accomodate the 98mm waist of the ski. If one or the other of the bindings had wide brakes, or you could get wide brakes for one of them easily, that might factor in to the decision.
post #10 of 15
The Scratch FS has a 80mm waist. Either binding should have brakes that should work.

I own both bindings & use either without any worry. I prefer the Rossis but my kids prefer the Salomons.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
The Scratch FS has a 80mm waist. Either binding should have brakes that should work.

I own both bindings & use either without any worry. I prefer the Rossis but my kids prefer the Salomons.

Ah shoot, you're right, I was thinking about the BC.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
The Scratch FS has a 80mm waist. Either binding should have brakes that should work.

I own both bindings & use either without any worry. I prefer the Rossis but my kids prefer the Salomons.
why do you prefer teh rossis? any particular reason?
post #13 of 15
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why do you prefer teh rossis? any particular reason?
I can ski them at a lower DIN and not blow out. I ski lots of crud moguls which really test your bindings. I've had my best luck staying in my bindings on the Rossi bindings. On the other hand, my son jumps off cliffs, over roads, ski moguls amazingly fast & lands 1260s on his Salomons set at the recommended DIN & never complains about a prerelease.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
I can ski them at a lower DIN and not blow out. I ski lots of crud moguls which really test your bindings. I've had my best luck staying in my bindings on the Rossi bindings. On the other hand, my son jumps off cliffs, over roads, ski moguls amazingly fast & lands 1260s on his Salomons set at the recommended DIN & never complains about a prerelease.
and i'm guessing they release when they supposed to so that you don't get injured?
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by GlenPlake
and i'm guessing they release when they supposed to so that you don't get injured?
Only injury in the past decade is a twisted knee while on Marker bindings. No problems with my Salomons or Rossi/Looks releasing when needed.
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