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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm anticipating the need for another pair of bindings next season. The local Dick's Sporting goods has been running a clearance sale, last I checked the bindings were 60% off lowest price. As an example, there were two pairs of Neox 412 for $60. I'm probably going to kick myself for not snagging these.

I'm staying away from markers, and am looking for something with a DIN setting around 4-12 (I'm usually at 9). What current Salomon Bindings have a good reputation? I can't recall the exact models, but there was an abundance of them, all less then $70.
post #2 of 19
People love the Z-12's
.http://www.salomonfreestyle.com/us/p...product=786968
They sold out early here. Lightest on the market, bombproof.
post #3 of 19
Not bomb proof....heels have been know to fall apart on real strong skiers...the new 07/08 Z12 ths bindings are reinforced to solve this problem. Most skiers (like myself...i have three pairs of z12 Smartrack bindings mounted on three of my skis) will have little problem.
post #4 of 19
That Z toe scares me, it reminds me of a glorified Quadrax toe. Gimme a good ole Driver toe any day of the week.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
What about the S810 and S912 bindings? As far as I know, these are a few years old, hence the good deals.

I've really got no idea what I'm looking at with 90% of the bindings out there, I went from a pair of lowrange Markers ( ) to the Atomic Neox.
post #6 of 19
I have some of 2005's S912's mounted on my Spatulas and thus far they've been decent. However most of the folks I know who had binding problems this past season, they were all with Solly's. The toes tend to get loose and I know a person who blew out the heel piece (granted he's a super hucker, but still).

Me, I've kind of grown to dig the Mojo 15 from Tyrolia. They have 'em on EvoGear in the Outlet for $149 with Free Shipping if you order them by today!

I have a pair mounted on some King Salmons and just bought another to have as spares.

I also have some P12s and am about to score a pair of P14's (LOOK) to have laying around, as well (the P14's will most likely get mounted on some Blizzard skis).

The new Solly Z's are really light. But I kinda like a little weight under my feet.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
I have some of 2005's S912's mounted on my Spatulas and thus far they've been decent. However most of the folks I know who had binding problems this past season, they were all with Solly's. The toes tend to get loose and I know a person who blew out the heel piece (granted he's a super hucker, but still).

Me, I've kind of grown to dig the Mojo 15 from Tyrolia. They have 'em on EvoGear in the Outlet for $149 with Free Shipping if you order them by today!

I have a pair mounted on some King Salmons and just bought another to have as spares.

I also have some P12s and am about to score a pair of P14's (LOOK) to have laying around, as well (the P14's will most likely get mounted on some Blizzard skis).

The new Solly Z's are really light. But I kinda like a little weight under my feet.

When you ski like TS, you're bound to break a binding or two.
post #8 of 19
There's some really nice rossi FKS120 bindings on Sierrasnowboard.com for $129 right now.......that's sierrajim on here. Best 12 din binder available.....
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post
People love the Z-12's
.http://www.salomonfreestyle.com/us/p...product=786968
They sold out early here. Lightest on the market, bombproof.
those bindings are NOT bombproof. (hell anything that has the phrase "lightest on the market" and "bombproof" I would be skeptical of). I was loving them for a few days, .......but it was pretty scary when they failed on me at warp speed. Many people have had problems with the plastic heel track failing. Do a search in the Tech Talk section on the TGR forums and you'll hear of this happening to a bunch of people. For Solly, I'm only comfortable in their all-metal offerings (I've had problems with basic 914's as well).

for a 12 DIN binding....can't go wrong purchasing the 120's HS recommended above IMO and after my experience with the Z12's, i'd get the 120's in a heartbeat if that's what I was looking for.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
What about the S810 and S912 bindings? As far as I know, these are a few years old, hence the good deals.

I've really got no idea what I'm looking at with 90% of the bindings out there, I went from a pair of lowrange Markers ( ) to the Atomic Neox.
810's are great. I ski them on almost everything I have, and have NO problems with them. I'm 6', 185#, and ski moderately aggressively, but I'm not a cliff-hucker. YMMV.
post #11 of 19
810s are terrible. I was 5'10" and 170 lbs when I was skiing them and I released out of them constantly. 912s aren't much better.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Based on some of the comments here, and my own personal impressions when picking up the bindings, I think I'm going to pass on salomons.

Too bad, S810 Ti AXE +B80 bindings for $32 seems like a great deal...

They seem to have a plastic, cheezy feeling. And I really want something that goes to DIN 12.
post #13 of 19
the 810 Ti and 912 Ti are the same binding with different springs. its the design that sucks, not the din range.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Based on some of the comments here, and my own personal impressions when picking up the bindings, I think I'm going to pass on salomons.

Too bad, S810 Ti AXE +B80 bindings for $32 seems like a great deal...

They seem to have a plastic, cheezy feeling. And I really want something that goes to DIN 12.
I'd caution you to take some of the comments given here with a grain of salt. Sure TyRONe kills just about anything less than a race model, but most folks don't ski like him. The 810/912/914's do have a known issue with the single toe-wing adjustment loosening. I won't argue that. Use some loc-tite and that goes away. I have had positive experience with the S912 Ti's and S914's for the past 10+ years. The Z12's are another issue, though.

The Z12's have been put through the fire by some burlier/aggressive skiers and the verdict seems to be that they are lightweight and for lightweights. If you are big or if you charge, you likely tax this binding beyond its limits.

Also, if you think the feel of a binding in you hand accounts for something, go pic up a DIN 12 Marker. It ought to feel substantial, but I'd take a Sallie S912 over those any day...
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
So what is the difference between the S810 and the s810 Ti? Is it just titanium opposed to some other material?
post #16 of 19
Titanium heel track=less weight
post #17 of 19
Z12 could work for lightweight less aggresive skiers. THEY are not bombproof.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well, for $29 including tax, I bought a pair of S810 Ti Axe+.
I'll just pull the plates of, get some shorter screws, and mount them flat when the time comes.

For the price, they'll do. I'm a little curious as to what year they are though. I know the S810 was no longer offered in 06/07, I have the salomon shop manual for that year. Heres a pic of the label, right now I am assujming the 01 stands for 2001. Am I right? Are there any changes through the years that are desireable/undesirable (i.e. the "lighter" Neox)?
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post #19 of 19

Salomon's all metal offerings...

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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
those bindings are NOT bombproof. (hell anything that has the phrase "lightest on the market" and "bombproof" I would be skeptical of). I was loving them for a few days, .......but it was pretty scary when they failed on me at warp speed. Many people have had problems with the plastic heel track failing. Do a search in the Tech Talk section on the TGR forums and you'll hear of this happening to a bunch of people. For Solly, I'm only comfortable in their all-metal offerings (I've had problems with basic 914's as well).

for a 12 DIN binding....can't go wrong purchasing the 120's HS recommended above IMO and after my experience with the Z12's, i'd get the 120's in a heartbeat if that's what I was looking for.
Good point. the Z12s do remind me of Quadtrax bindings...flimsy indeed. I would prefer buying used LAB 914(all metal) or 914 FIS Equipes at a Ski Swap on sticks I will trash...in other words, buying used skis just for the bindings verus buying Z12s.

But then again I prefer Salomon binding or Atomic 6XX (pre-NEOX) bindings as a distant 2nd binding of choice.
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