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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am pretty cluless when it comes to bindings. I got a pair of Blizzard GS skis with a vist plate on it. The plates are 11mm high and are not pre-drilled. Suggest me a binding. Dont care much for the din as I am a light guy @ 140 pounds..

Just want something cheap and effective for my race stock project :.
post #2 of 13
Look P14s, Solly 914/916, Tyrolia FF17, etc. It really doesn't matter that much, but try to get something with lots of metal. Markers get derided pretty consistently, so there's not really a reason to get them if you have a non-Marker plate.
post #3 of 13
After the bad crash I had Sunday, even with my DIN set to 10 and I have no knee injuries, I swear by the Tyrolia FF17. Bode's bindings
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by coug View Post
I am pretty cluless when it comes to bindings. I got a pair of Blizzard GS skis with a vist plate on it. The plates are 11mm high and are not pre-drilled. Suggest me a binding. Dont care much for the din as I am a light guy @ 140 pounds..

Just want something cheap and effective for my race stock project :.
I have the FF 17+ on 2 pair of skis. Works like a charm!
post #5 of 13
My surprise binding has been a Neox. But any binding with a 14 or so high DIN and a meatl housing should be fine.
post #6 of 13
Atomic Neox on my other skis have been very good also!
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Why does a higher din make it better?.. Is it to avoid pre release when decambering or something like that.. And metal is for not wrecking binders on gates?

My RX8s on railflex are set to a 6.5 din and never had a probelm with pre-releases and havent tested the release yet ..

the FF17 DIN starts off at 6.
post #8 of 13
Not so much a higher DIN, but a better housing.
post #9 of 13
Best bindings ever: Rossi/Look FKS (the race-stock binding). get the FKS 15 (I think that's the number) and that should give a good DIN range... they're nice and light, have a small mounting pattern, and make you feel like you're VERY solidly attached to your skis... and they do all of that without prereleasing. I've heard Sollies are good (never been on them), but the FKS's are absolutely stellar. Oh, and you don't have to worry about toe-height adjustments.

Right, so, FKSs rock my world.
post #10 of 13
I'm not a fan on my Marker 1800s. They don't seem to have much elasticity, so I have to keep them at a higher din and they still pre-release, yet it hurts my ankle when I hook a tip in slalom. My Rossi FKS 185s are just the opposite, with a ton of elasticity. I would look into those, and I've heard good things about Tyrolias as well. I would stay away from Atomic Race bindings (the old-style ones), given that they're heavy as hell. Salomons are well-liked, but as long as they're the all-metal 916s or higher. I had a pair of old, plastic 914s and the screws on the toe wings stripped out. I'm not sure if it's still a problem.

So bottom line, do what's cheapest and has the DIN range you need, but choose others over Marker, Atomic Race and plastic Salomons.
post #11 of 13
D(C), that seems to be the consensus. Markers have low elasticity and the pivot heel bindings (Look P18, Rossi FKS) have the most.

Look/Rossi has discontinued the pivot heel, so if you want those bindings you had better hoard them now. Next year's race skis will have the PX18.....blah.
post #12 of 13
I'm not going to deride the new PX18 so quickly- while I love the FKS bindings and will be saddened to see them go, the PX18 will have the exact same no-frills toe and an exremely burly all metal heelpiece. In the future, if I cant find any P18s when I need them, I won't be too hesitant to give the PX18 a try.
post #13 of 13
It will be better than the 1800s, I'd wager.
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