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Mythic Rider & Legend: Flat or system binding?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have demoed both of these skis over the course of the season and will be buying either the MR or Legend 8000. (Maybe both )

Is there any appreciable reason to get these skis with the system bindings? I have a set of Look turntables that I want to use otherwise. Thanks.
post #2 of 13
The new fluid rail system has a slightly flatter ramp angle than the typical Pivot binding setup. To me this makes the pressure distribution feel more balanced. This is however, not a huge deal nor a tremendous advantage either way.

SJ
post #3 of 13
I'd go flat, not system

if you destroy the skis the bindings still work

you can use shims under the bindings (fore and aft, or side to side)

you can use bindings that you already have

you can use any binding that you want.

you can get a binding that has the DIN range that you want

you can select your own center point on the ski
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks SJ. Is the weight of the system binding higher?

Have you skied both set-ups? Which do you prefer? Thanks.
post #5 of 13
Use your Looks.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by TerpSKI View Post
Thanks SJ. Is the weight of the system binding higher?

Have you skied both set-ups? Which do you prefer? Thanks.
The Fluid system weighs about 10 oz more per ski than a flat ski with a std. PX 12.

I have skied both and it doesn't matter to me.

SJ
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
I'd go flat, not system

if you destroy the skis the bindings still work

you can use shims under the bindings (fore and aft, or side to side)

you can use bindings that you already have

you can use any binding that you want.

you can get a binding that has the DIN range that you want

you can select your own center point on the ski
.
mtnlion: All good points!

Thanks to all for the help
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
The Fluid system weighs about 10 oz more per ski than a flat ski with a std. PX 12.

I have skied both and it doesn't matter to me.

SJ
Wow 10 oz./ski. Sounds like a lot.

Flat sounds like the way to go.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by TerpSKI View Post
Wow 10 oz./ski. Sounds like a lot.

Flat sounds like the way to go.
Could be.

If so.......you might check this out. This will be a very short offer.

http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/2008-...ONLY-33562.asp

SJ
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
SJ: Nice deal on the MRs. Do you have the 8000s flat?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by TerpSKI View Post
SJ: Nice deal on the MRs. Do you have the 8000s flat?
No, I carried the 8K only in system version. Of all the skis that I carried both ways, the system versions outsold the flat version by over 2/1. The single exception to this rule has been the MR where the sales were about equal until this special promotion. Recently I have had folks turn down great deals on Sollie Fury and Atomic Crimson as I am out of the system version in some sizes.

The average Joe thinks the system version is "better"..........

SJ
post #12 of 13
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The average Joe thinks the system version is "better"..........
Hopefully, it's better for your bottom line too, because otherwise, it's just a waste.
post #13 of 13
I was on some rentals with the system and one shop near the Heavenly gondola wouldn't touch the Dynastar binding. They weren't approved to work on them so they sent me to Tahoe Boot and Bike Works down the way. The binding seemed heavy too.

Use your own...
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