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Best bindings for light big mountain expert?

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Im trying to decide on a new pair of bindings to mount on my new 174 B-Squads. Have been hearing a lot of conflicting opinions, but I think ive narrowed it down at least by brand to Rossignol, Look or Marker. Ive skiied on older Salamon 8.10's up until this point and I am totally fed up with the pre-release, chatter and breaking titanium plates. Heard a lot of good things about the Marker Jester, especially with its wider mounting patter, (for those of you that aren't familiar, the b-squads are 100 mm under foot). Also a lot of good stuff about the Look Pivot series as well as the rossignol's with the turn table. Havent heard to much about the difference between the Rossignol and Look Race bindings with the turntables, and just the pivots or axial's that are not the race version, but still have the turntable. Open to all suggestions, but keep in mind, im only 130 pounds, and wont grow to be any more than 150, so I dont need the extra weight of a super burly binding.
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Originally Posted by bennerlur View Post
Im trying to decide on a new pair of bindings to mount on my new 174 B-Squads. Have been hearing a lot of conflicting opinions, but I think ive narrowed it down at least by brand to Rossignol, Look or Marker. Ive skiied on older Salamon 8.10's up until this point and I am totally fed up with the pre-release, chatter and breaking titanium plates. Heard a lot of good things about the Marker Jester, especially with its wider mounting patter, (for those of you that aren't familiar, the b-squads are 100 mm under foot). Also a lot of good stuff about the Look Pivot series as well as the rossignol's with the turn table. Havent heard to much about the difference between the Rossignol and Look Race bindings with the turntables, and just the pivots or axial's that are not the race version, but still have the turntable. Open to all suggestions, but keep in mind, im only 130 pounds, and wont grow to be any more than 150, so I dont need the extra weight of a super burly binding.
Rossignol FKS 120's would be the way to go. There's also some race stock verison Look P12's (with the real turntable) on ebay right now, around $160 on buy it now from one of the online store sellers.
post #3 of 9
Tyrolia/Head Mojo 15.

DIN range is low enough (6-15). Standard brakes are 90mm, and there are 115mm brakes available.

Plus, there are have been some very good deals on previous years' Mojo 15.
post #4 of 9
Why would you buy 174 squads? So short....

Anyway, I've broken Salomon 810s as well, they are completely useless. At your weight, PX12s should suffice. Real turntables like HS pointed out are nice too, but be aware that bending the brakes on the P-18 type heels is a nightmare, although there is a photo tutorial on TGR.
post #5 of 9
Can't go wrong with Solly 916's or 920's either. they are pretty bombproof, reliable, and of course, retention oriented. (920's might be too much though, as their DIN starts at 14).

(edit - just read your original post more thoroughly and saw your weight. yes, forget about 920's.)

I know SierraJim had some new 916's at a good price last time I talked to him.
post #6 of 9
All good recommendations above though I would never put Markers on your B-Squads. Pre-release issues (at least on the pre-Jester/Duke models)...search TGR for more in depth binding comments. A Look PX 12 (or Rossi equivelant) would suite you fine.
post #7 of 9
HELLO!

if you put Rossi bindings (which are the same as Looks, just re-badged) on your Rossi skis you extend the ski warranty another year.

no brainer, if you ask me: Rossi Axial2 Ti 120. Done.


PS
TY, aren't the Solly S916 DIN 9-16, which might still be a bit burly for our 120 pound friend...
post #8 of 9
Go with the Rossilooks or a driver-toe Solomon.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
What about the difference between the look p12's and the newer px's, or the rossignol axials as opposed to the axial 2's. Ive heard that the older turn table design is way better than the newer design, and they only went to it because it was way cheaper.
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