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Binding Suggestions for Scratch BC?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just acquired a pair of Scratch BCs and would like some binding suggestions.

I'm thinking Rossi because it extends my ski's warranty by a year.

I'm going to be using these skis off/on piste. They will never see the park.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Regards,
ODB
post #2 of 14
Marker Duke
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Marker Duke

Did he say anything at all about touring?


It would also help us to know your ability level, height and weight. If you're a 120lb intermediate, you probably don't need all metal 18 din race bindings.

Without recommending anything specific, look and rossignol are both good brands are both good brands, as is salomon. Tyrolia has some good models, and some not so good ones. I'd stay far away from marker, except possibly the duke, and thats if you plan on skinning a decent amount with em.
post #4 of 14
REI has the Rossi Axial2 Scratch w/wide break for $90...I have them on my MoShips and they work great.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by ohdrinkboy View Post
Just acquired a pair of Scratch BCs and would like some binding suggestions.

I'm thinking Rossi because it extends my ski's warranty by a year.

I'm going to be using these skis off/on piste. They will never see the park.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Regards,
ODB
You just answered your own question. Rossi Axial or Scratch.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

specifics

I'm 5'11" 180lbs. I'm a southeast skier probably a level 6 or 7. I generally just like to cruise around.

I easily ski black diamonds here in the SE. However, I hear that they are nothing like those out west.

I'm headed west for 2 weeks next year and will be using these skis.

Regards,
ODB
post #7 of 14
save yourself the time and hassle and just get Rossi bindings (either the Scratch or Axial2)...extending the warrenty is never a bad thing.

at 180 you can totally get by with the 12 DIN or go for the 15 if you really want to. I had Axial2 TI 120s on my Karmas and they worked fine.

that said, I'm partial to the Tyrolia Mojo 15, which I have on my King Salmons. Love the bindings so far and haven't had any problems with 'em.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

I bought

I bought the scratch 120 binding from REI for $90. Pretty good deal.

ODB
post #9 of 14
Pretty good deal indeed, and yes, it makes sense to double your warranty.

If the Scratch 120 comes with the 3mm rubber "shock absorber" pad, you might want to ask the shop whether they can mount without it. In the park, it's supposedly makes landings easier on you. But for freeskiing, it seems to me to be guaranteed to introduce unneeded play into the boot/ski interface. I can't imagine why they couldn't mount without it, the same way that they can mount without a lifter.

The above is my conjecture based on review of specs and related materials. If I'm wrong about the pad, someone, please speak up.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
Pretty good deal indeed, and yes, it makes sense to double your warranty.

If the Scratch 120 comes with the 3mm rubber "shock absorber" pad, you might want to ask the shop whether they can mount without it. In the park, it's supposedly makes landings easier on you. But for freeskiing, it seems to me to be guaranteed to introduce unneeded play into the boot/ski interface. I can't imagine why they couldn't mount without it, the same way that they can mount without a lifter.

The above is my conjecture based on review of specs and related materials. If I'm wrong about the pad, someone, please speak up.

Doesn't come with with it...I just got a pair a couple weeks ago, and mounted them to my MoShips.
post #11 of 14
Cool.

At the risk of hijacking the thread, does anyone know whether Dynastar also doubles the warranty when you mount with Looks?
post #12 of 14
I use Salomon 810's on my Scratch BC's, FS's, and Sprayer BC's. It sounds like you and I ski somewhat alike.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
Cool.

At the risk of hijacking the thread, does anyone know whether Dynastar also doubles the warranty when you mount with Looks?
I'm pretty sure they do...
post #14 of 14
As the proud owner of Dynastars, Look equiped : I've no idea...
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