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Tigershark Binding Question

post #1 of 6
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I just got my Tigershark 10 w/ switch with the marker 14 binding. It seems as if the binding is a demo binding because it has the wheel in the middle and numbers near the toe representing boot length. When I look at pictures of the ski I see the same wheel in the middle. My question is do all tigershark 10 w/ switches have these types of bindings. Are there any disadvantages these bindings?
post #2 of 6
Yes, the tigershark 10 and 12 w/switches have this type of binding, it is an integrated ski/binding setup. This setup allows the ski to flex more evenly across it's length

http://www.volkl.com/ski/motion.html

James
post #3 of 6
it also allows you to choose your placement on the ski. If you feel it is difficult to initiate turns, move them forward. If you feel they overturn, move them back.

I have a similar binding. They're nice for carving sticks to fine-tune your placement.
post #4 of 6
I'll try to clear up a few things here.

skierecs7, if your Tigersharks came with the dial you described, then you have the "iPT R 14.0 Piston D" binding. Not all of the Tigersharks come with that binding. Some come without the dail. There is no disadvantage to having this binding. My opinion is that it is an advantage, where I can quickly get friends/family onto the ski by adjusting for thier boots.

The binding can not be moved forward or backward on the ski to change the flex/ride characteristics.

HB
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post

The binding can not be moved forward or backward on the ski to change the flex/ride characteristics.

HB
I apologize for my ignorance. I assumed that to move the binding forward, one would set the toe piece for a longer boot, and the heel piece for shorter boot. this would result in the same sole length but the boot would be moved forward. (ie for a 315 sole, set the toe at 320 and the heel at 310)

(i have a marker XBS with nordica. I figured it was the same in that the heal and toe piece were independent from one another.)
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thanks for your help
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