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Bindings for B3's

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Another binding question for a noob. I just picked up a pair of used 05-06 Rossi B3's and they were mounted with Marker 1400 Comp Piston Control bindings that were removed by the original owner (no plates or anything installed). Should I go ahead and buy a another set of Marker's (1200 or 12.0's), or does the brand really matter if they have been drilled before? These will be part of a 2-ski quiver with some Atomic SX-10's for icy days and city league.

I am open to any suggestions for models from the last couple of years (looking to spend $150 or less).

Weight: 200lbs
Height: 5'10"
Ability: ~7
Fairly aggressive off-piste skier
Boots: Salomon X-wave 9.0's


Thanks, Scott
post #2 of 13
most folks seem to mount Rossi bindings on Rossi skis. one of the primary reasons is because if both the skis and bindings are new, Rossi extends the ski warranty by an extra year if you mount Rossi bindings on 'em.

Also a lotta folks dig the Rossi Axial bindings (which are rebadged Look PX bindings, which are a favorite of a lotta folks).

Since your planks are used, the extended warranty bonus ain't gonna be a factor.

You could probably score some Rossi Axial2 Ti 12 or 14 bindings for around $150ish give or take and you'd be set.

EvoGear Outlet has the Px12 from last season for $119
http://www.evogear.com/outlet/ski/bindings.aspx

Meanwhile Christy Sports outlet has some for around $150
http://alpinewarehouse.com/catalog/a.../ski_bindings/
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Another noob question, what do you do if the old holes don't line up with the holes for the new bindings? Fill them with epoxy and redrill?
post #4 of 13
The shop should put glue in the holes along with plastic plugs as part of the mounting process. They also should make sure your new binding holes are far enough away from the old holes to not cause a structural problem.

BTW - I agree that the Rossi Axial2 are a good choice for those skis.
post #5 of 13
Without knowing what boot sole length these were originally mounted for, and your boot sole length, it will be hard for anyone to tell you whether hole conflicts are likely.

The general rule is that you want new holes to be at least 1cm away from existing holes. A good shop will ask you if you want to mount off the line if necessary.

My advice is to go to a good shop with your BSL and ask them to suggest which bindings to prefer (and avoid) based on where the holes would fall. Then either buy the bindings from the shop or find the best deal you can.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I just called my local shop, they have one set of Rossi Axial2 Ti 12 for $149 and will mount them for $20, seems like a decent deal.
post #7 of 13
did you peep those links i posted last night?

EvoGear has the PX12 for $119...save you $20 (the PX is pretty much the same as the Axial2)

post #8 of 13
backcountry.com has the rossi axial2 with wide brakes for $99. Just bought a pair myself.

Hard to beat that.

http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/out...i-Binding.html
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Wow, I think I need to jump on that.
edit: Free shipping too!
post #10 of 13
and they've got the Look PX12 for $93, shaving off another $6, which would enable you to buys a cheap six-pack and celebrate your score!

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
The general rule is that you want new holes to be at least 1cm away from existing holes. A good shop will ask you if you want to mount off the line if necessary.
OP, go with the Axial2 [120 or 140] Ti Pro Wide Brake...great binding [I use the '07 140]...excellent travel and hold with solid ‘step-in’ engagement.

Alpinedad...Therefore OP could not remount the same binding if he was one shell size smaller [7-8 mm?] and wished to maintain a boot center mount dead on the Rossi center line?
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Axial2 Ti 120's with the wide brake on order, $100 shipped from backcountry.com. Thanks guys! Scott
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
Therefore OP could not remount the same binding if he was one shell size smaller [7-8 mm?] and wished to maintain a boot center mount dead on the Rossi center line?
That's my understanding.
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