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Do People read the Gear FAQ that is stickied right up here ^^^?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
There are way to many people posting really inane questions like: What bindings should I get for this ski?

If you read the FAQ http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=28745 you would know basic facts such as:
  • On a flat ski you can mount any binding you want: AT, Tele, Alpine, some system bindings, whatever.
  • On a system ski you are limited to bindings supported by that system.
  • Bindings are the most standardized piece of ski equipment we have. That means they functions substantially the same across brands, designs, etc...
  • The most important factor to look at when choosing a binding is the DIN settings it supports.
  • You can determine your DIN from a chart based on a number of factors. Such as height and weight, BSL, Skier Type, etc... You can Google "DIN Setting" to find a variety of charts.
  • Bindings may need regular testing to ensure they are releasing at their correct values. Most seem to recommend once a year.
  • Bindings need to be properly adjusted to your boot to ensure appropriate retention / release characteristics. This means correct DIN settings, forward pressure, toe height, etc...
  • Many people really feel strongly about what bindings they use. However despite the various opinions there is no one true right answer.
post #2 of 25
Probably not, but at least the responders have an easily referenced standard for their own writing.
post #3 of 25
I have never read it.
post #4 of 25
No, they don't read FAQs; should we sticky this thread to remind them? (ducks)
post #5 of 25
I just read it

Kidding aside, I thought it was useful and say leave it up for the next "search function challenged", know-nothing like myself to get a brief refresher.
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino View Post
No, they don't read FAQs; should we sticky this thread to remind them? (ducks)
DO IT!

post #7 of 25
they should also use the SEARCH function more, as well.

:0

i have to say the Epic SEARCH works surprisingly well (unlike the TGR one that they "revamped" and seems to be a lot more fickle).

but from the looks of many of the posts of this nature I'm hazarding a guess that a lot of these queries are coming from young kids. which is even more surprising since they are the Interwebs generation and should know better.

of course i could be wrong and perhaps the majority of these queries are coming from Old School folks finally upgrading their gear after 20-odd years and also just getting the hang of the Interwebs.

then there's always the fact that most folks (thanks to the Interwebs) have become lazy and their reading skills are greatly diminished in this message board, webspeak day and age...
post #8 of 25
Look tromano ... Ya' got a few options here ... :

#1. Ya' don't like to read this ... dont hit the prompt to click it on.

#2 Hit them with some flames.

#3 Why are you beaching to us and not to them you dumm fugg?

Piss & moan ... you sure we ain't married?

Actually the ones that get me going are the ones that come on here as "Level 9 experts ... " who need a few pointers to help their new girlfriend who will be on skis for the first time.

What I hear them saying is ..... I snowed this babe on what an expert I am and I'm not only too cheap to get her a lesson but I'm clueless myself ... and then we are supposed to retype the PSIA beginner lesson plan for em. Those suckers really pizz me off!
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
I figured it would save time to address all the dumb fuggs at once instead of flaming them individually.
post #10 of 25
I, perfer the more personal and "reach out and touch someone" approach.

post #11 of 25
BTW, I'm a PSIA Level 11 looking for some bindings for these new all-mountain, super stiff, yet surprisingly soft twin tip GS Super Slalom BASE jumping skis I purchased in Nepal over the summer. They are 233mm in length and 101cm wide.

I don't know if I should go with a 2-10 DIN or 6-29 DIN.

The guys at the shop from which I ordered the skis said I should mount 'em with Trekkers.

Any recommendations?
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
BTW, I'm a PSIA Level 11 looking for some bindings for these new all-mountain, super stiff, yet surprisingly soft twin tip GS Super Slalom BASE jumping skis I purchased in Nepal over the summer. They are 233mm in length and 101cm wide.

I don't know if I should go with a 2-10 DIN or 6-29 DIN.

The guys at the shop from which I ordered the skis said I should mount 'em with Trekkers.

Any recommendations?

GORETEX leather flip flops and rope from a reputable manufacturer
post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
BTW, I'm a PSIA Level 11 looking for some bindings for these new all-mountain, super stiff, yet surprisingly soft twin tip GS Super Slalom BASE jumping skis I purchased in Nepal over the summer. They are 233mm in length and 101cm wide.
: those are some short ski-blades!
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
GORETEX leather flip flops and rope from a reputable manufacturer
Will these be featured on SAC in the near future, or should I pay full MSRP?
post #15 of 25
The Strategic Air Command site was out of those but they did have some "hard point" attachment hardware from surplus drop tanks that may fit.
post #16 of 25
I just realized it was there like 3 days ago. Which is why I looked like a complete fool with all the questions I asked when I first joined these forums about 2 weeks ago.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Mount with dukes then put backwards trekkers in the dukes.


You get the idea.
post #18 of 25
I have twin tip skis, does it matter what direction I mount the bindings?
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
I have twin tip skis, does it matter what direction I mount the bindings?
Are they perfectly symmetrical ( A true twin tip) It matters if they are not, but doesn't if they are. Although if the art on you ski is faceing a certain way, I would recommend mounting the bindings that way.
post #20 of 25
You are obviously flaming me for asking that very question. Unappreciated, to say the least. For the record, here is the binding section quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh View Post
Bindings

I find it funny that bindings seem to generate the greatest amount of religious fervency of any element of ski equipment. Fundamentally, ski bindings are governed by standards that allow any ski boot to fit into any ski binding. They are engineered to hold the skier in unless forces have conspired to potentially hurt him or her. At that point, they are engineered to get the ski off the foot so that it doesn't become the means by which the skier is injured.

All bindings do this. Every binding on the market has its proponents. Most are very similar. For the typical skier, any binding will work for you, and you should feel free to use the one that is designed to mount on your new skis (for the increasing number of skiers purchasing "systems" that include both skis and bindings).

If you have your own biases about bindings, more power to you. Just remember that others feel exactly the opposite of you. And neither one of you is wrong. Or right, for that matter!
Unhelpful. To go with your logic, ANY question asked in this area is redundant. Just read the sticky and all will become clear to me, eh? I was only asking for opinions, and appreciated the ones that I got...
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Dooggiedoc,

I posted this thread before you posted your thread. So if you still think I am trying to single you out...

You seem to have been around a while, but f you have been reading here much lately you will notice that there are many threads asking essentially the same questions. And all getting pretty much the same answers. In your case that answer --any 12 din binding will work pretty well for 95% of people-- is covered in the sticky post. Many other commonly addressed topics are in there too. The whole point of this thread is drawing people's attention to that thread. Apparently it worked because at least a few people replied that they are NOW aware that there is a FAQ.
post #22 of 25
Trom:

I think it's a direct result of that recent article about skiing website communities in Skiing...

If you look on both TGR and Epic there's an increase in single-digit posters all asking similar questions.

Correlation or coincidence?

BTW, if I have small Dukes do I get small Trekkers, too?
post #23 of 25
Sorry, I was in a grumpy mood last night. I usually don't take things personally. I've done 95% of all the xmas prep around my house and have not been feeling the love. All is forgiven. :-)
post #24 of 25
Anyone who wants to contribute to updating the FAQ is welcome to take a section and provide a write-up. The FAQ is several years old and at least one of the contributors was skiing Metrons at the time.

Anyway, the thread has never been locked, so please feel free to take any section there you feel can be improved, and go for it. If a contribution adds to the content, we will edit in the update and credit the contribution.
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Anyone who wants to contribute to updating the FAQ is welcome to take a section and provide a write-up. The FAQ is several years old and at least one of the contributors was skiing Metrons at the time.

Anyway, the thread has never been locked, so please feel free to take any section there you feel can be improved, and go for it. If a contribution adds to the content, we will edit in the update and credit the contribution.
Or stop beating 'round a forum thread format bush and get tromano to fire up an Epiwicki.
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