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Need Bindings, Suggestions?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone,

Just bought myself a new pair of 179 cm K2 06/07 Silencers (http://www.tramdock.com/tramdock/K2S...lpine-Ski.html)

And now I think I'll need a pair of bindings to slap onto these! Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.
post #2 of 25
If you are going to be using these in the park, pipe and bumps something with minimal lift. IMHO, any 4-12 din binding should suit you fine, whatever you can find a "deal" on. Oh, make sure it has a brake that will work with a 80mm wasted ski.

I am aslo going to move this over to the "gear" section, where you will get more replies.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

Any more?

Hmm...thanks!

Anyone have any suggestions on specific brands or models?
post #4 of 25
My suggestion is that, if you want some specific suggestions, give us something to work with.

Right now, all we know is (a) you have skis, (b) you have two posts, and (c) you apparently lovetoskivail. That's not a lot to work with.

How tall/heavy are you? What's your skiing style -- mellow, agressive, somewhere in-between? Are these skis for park use? All mountain? Smacking someone on the head? What bindings have you used in the past, and what have you liked or disliked about them?

Phil did an admirable job of answering your question with the limited information you provided. If you want a better answer, ask a better question.
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 

More info...

Sorry I didn't give enough information 'paps'.

I am about 5'10", 150 lbs (and adding.)

Been skiing a good deal of my life and have become a decently aggressive skiier. Aka, bombing down some nice, steep powder runs is my type of thing.

I spend a small amount of time in the park, nothing significant at all, only enough time to hit a few jumps and a couple rails per outting...but I'd say about 90% backcountry / moguls.

My last setup was a pair of Saloman 720's, with C610 CP's tacked on there. While they were a decent binding, snow found its way to lodge up more on those than it ever did on my buds' bindings, resulting in some random popouts (but the 'loose' nature helped sometimes I guess heh). Unfortunately, on the last day of skiing out here in CO one of them ended up snapping after a cornice drop...and thats the end of those.

Again, thanks for your suggestions and...understanding...

P.S.

"(b) you have two posts"

Glad you noticed...but failed to recognize that when I didn't fill out a resume for you.
post #6 of 25
http://www.evogear.com/results.aspx?bni=41Wow . Here for a couple posts and get schooled already

First , Welcome to Epicski.

There are so many bindings it is hard to start . Phil is right , most of the top munafactures make great bindings.
So you need alpine bindings for mostly lift served but backcountry when you get to it.
If you are not packing your skis then you don't need AT bindings and you need to choose by your expected din,
Find a binding that puts you in the middle of the din range . If you expeect to set around 6 then a 2 to 12 would seerve you fine . If you might set higher then a 14 din binding might serve you well.
Look for deals online at Al's Ski Barn for one and check the links on the front page of the forum.
Get some ideas and get some of the people here to share their experiences of having used them.
Good luck to ya and those skis sound pretty cool to me.

Try the link I gave you for some bindings

The Looks with the wide brakes might be what you want or the normal on the Lifter 12 Ti is a nice model and the price seems fair. It depends on the width of your skis if you need the wide brake or not. I am thinking you do for the Silencer at 90mm
post #7 of 25
Now, that's more information. Sorry to harsh on you, but you should know that it's rude to come to a site, ask to take rather than give with your first post, and then complain when the person who answers -- one of the pillars of this site, and of others as well -- doesn't give you a comprehensive discourse on the subject.

At 150 pounds, you won't need more than a 10 DIN binding. I'm 205, a very aggressive skier, and I set my DIN just around 10. Going with a lower DIN binding will save you money and weight. So I disagree with Garry -- I think 14 DIN, and even 12, would be overkill for your use.

I believe that Evogear is clearing out last year's Mojo 11 for $60 or so. It's a solid 11 DIN binding, which gives you more than enough headroom for any DIN you're realistically going to use, and is a compromise between Garry's suggestions and mine. It's designed for park/pipe use (to the extent that a binding can be), and IIRC, the brakes are wide enough for the 80mm waist on your skis, without having to blow another $30-40 for wide brakes. It sounds like just the right deal for you.
post #8 of 25
Actually, Evogear has the 2006 Mojo 11 for $70. Still a darned good deal.
post #9 of 25
Maybe something to think about -- Anytime that I have skiied "flat" skis (i.e. w/out integrated binding systems), I have liked bindings w/ the addition of a lifter plate. This helps, in my opinon, to keep the skier a little higher up on the ski and allows him/her to put more pressure on edge while turning. This might help a park ski to turn better on groomers, but it might not. I've skiied the Salomon 912ti +poweraxe lifter. You might be able to find a good deal on the 810, worth a look.
post #10 of 25
Alpinedad has the deal at 70.00 (plus shipping) But honestly, I would call your local shop and ask what they want for mounting skis that none of the stuff was bought there and what kind of deal could they give you for mounting if you buy hte bindings there. Then ask what they have for bindings in that range?
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks

Thanks for the ideas and suggestions everyone.

I'll compare and contrast between Evogear price / what deal the local ski shop will give me and find what'll work.

Thanks again!
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Alpinedad has the deal at 70.00 (plus shipping) But honestly, I would call your local shop and ask what they want for mounting skis that none of the stuff was bought there and what kind of deal could they give you for mounting if you buy hte bindings there. Then ask what they have for bindings in that range?
Evogear ships free for orders over $100, so I'd look for something for $30.

In my experience, shops only cut you a break on mounting if you bought the entire kit and caboodle from them. When you walk in with your own kit and buy their caboodle, not so much.

But each shop is different, so it doesn't hurt to ask.
post #13 of 25
When I worked at a large general sport retailer I used to give the mounts for free when someone only purchased the bindings. I'm not sure about my co-workers, but at a larger store (not sure of chains in the states) the employees probably won't give a damn about the overall success of the company, they'll just want to make the sale: So it wouldn't hurt to inquire at a large chain for the best deal, just remember that 99% of the employees won't know a powder ski from a snowboard:
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 

Hmm

Called the shop and they said they charge 30$ for mounting for people that didn't buy the bindings there, and 15$ for those that did. When I listed off a couple binding models they didn't know where in the store those would be...so I'll have to head over there and take a look.
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
In my experience, shops only cut you a break on mounting if you bought the entire kit and caboodle from them. When you walk in with your own kit and buy their caboodle, not so much.

But each shop is different, so it doesn't hurt to ask.
In my experience, if you walk in the shop with a nice smile, and a tight sweater, they'll find you the best deal they can and treat you nice.(home made cookies helps too!)
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
In my experience, if you walk in the shop with a nice smile, and a tight sweater, they'll find you the best deal they can and treat you nice.(home made cookies helps too!)
why do I have a feeling that if I wore a tight sweater into a shop...i wouldn't get any deal they have to offer me....
post #17 of 25
A tight t-shirt works much better.
Now what are we doing here? Securing a man person or getting some ski work done?

I got mine mounted for 10$ at the ski shop I bought my boots at. I demod some of their skis and had nice ski talk conversations with the owner.
I think, be friendly , let them know you will be back and try to give them some biz if they offer a fair price and you got the start of a good relationship.
A local ski shop is a good thing.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Now what are we doing here? Securing a man person or getting some ski work done?
We are trying to get ski work done.
Rule #1
Always present yourself well
Rule #2
Be willing to pay a fair price on those occasions when they 'can't' give you the bargain of your life.
Rule #3
When dealing with a man. Always bring food!
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
We are trying to get ski work done.
Rule #1
Always present yourself well
Rule #2
Be willing to pay a fair price on those occasions when they 'can't' give you the bargain of your life.
Rule #3
When dealing with a man. Always bring food!
I agree completely, you can always substitute Beer for food too. In the case of beer, leave it in a brown bag, by the shop door. And just mention that there is a present by the back door. Note: make sure they are of legal drinking age. A 6-pack does go real far.
post #20 of 25

Bindings

i just got volkl karmas and i need to get bindings!?!?! any1 got any ideas im so stumped i want rossi axlial 10... but no1 has em: any 1 got any ideas for good jump bindings..... 5'3 120....
need snow
post #21 of 25
Solly S912 Ti's are pretty nice and light which would be good for the park...any flat deck binding with a 90mm+ brake should work just fine.
post #22 of 25
axials are good. make sure you spell it right when you search...
post #23 of 25
Bid on the Axial 14,s Mtt has in the auction or Try Al's Ski Barn or Evogear for some fair deals. The 10 would serve you well . Google for any other ideas
post #24 of 25
needsnow,

If you can't find the Axials you could probably roll with a set of Look bindings, as long as they are from the P series (P12, PX12 etc). The Look Pivot series bindings are pretty much the same as the Rossi Axials.

That said, I always go for Salomons.

str8line80
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