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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
Did you use the Railfex version? If so what's your take on other's comments that this type of ski is better without it?

What do you mean by "The brakes seem wide when I put them together but I use a strap anyway so i really do not care." What type of strap? A powder leash?
skier219 is right they just seem wide on when putting the ski together it has no effect on performance.

I actually ski my Watea in fresh pow right now more than my Gots, they get alot of float in the tips and are incredible in hard pack. I love this ski!

I have the exact binding that skier219 has on his 94's but on 84's.
post #32 of 36

Watea 84's Better Than Gotama's in Powder?

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Originally Posted by USCdownhill View Post
I actually ski my Watea in fresh pow right now more than my Gots, they get alot of float in the tips and are incredible in hard pack. I love this ski!
USCdownhill - I'm curious about your statement that you ski the Watea 84's more than Gotama's in powder. Given the 20mm additional underfoot girth of the Gotama's this sounds strange. What is it about these skis that has led you to this new reality? BTW - I just got the Watea 84's as my new everyday (in Colorado) ski, I intend to upgrade my K2 AK Launcher's to a wider powder board, and am looking at the Gotama's as one of my choices; but your statement makes me wonder.... Thanks!
post #33 of 36
Any thoughts on what touring bindings for my new Watea 84? I live in Park City and have just started doing a little back country touring. I will ski the Wateas about 80% of the time inbounds and want to use my regular ski boots. Thanks in advance. PCGATOR
post #34 of 36
I'm a big fan of rossi/dynastar look bindings. Currently use a set of scratch 140 TI's on my scratchers, px12 jibs on armada t-halls and px14s on volkl katanas. Excellent bindings through and through, I'm surprised more people haven't recommended looking at the px14's? Starthouse has some good deals on at the moment.
post #35 of 36

Look/Dyna/Rossi bindings are HEAVY!

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Originally Posted by perry_78 View Post
I'm a big fan of rossi/dynastar look bindings. Currently use a set of scratch 140 TI's on my scratchers, px12 jibs on armada t-halls and px14s on volkl katanas. Excellent bindings through and through, I'm surprised more people haven't recommended looking at the px14's? Starthouse has some good deals on at the moment.
My rock skis have a pair of 2001-era Look bindings which I think work great, provide a solid boot-ski connection, and have the shortest footprint of any bindings on the market. They also probably add 1 to 2lbs to each of my skis (vs. most other bindings). In fact I recently looked at some bindings for my new Watea 84's and found that the non-Ti Look variants add a similar weight penalty over Salomon or Tyrolia bindings (Markers are fairly heavy too, but still not as heavy as the Looks). I just don't want that extra weight. They also only offer an 80mm or 115mm brake which doesn't give good choices for skis that fall somewhere in between.

The Ti version seems to only add about 1/2 to 1lb. per ski, which is getting tolerable but they are fairly expensive. So, for me, the Ti version is the only reasonable choice and only if I really need the extra release reliability (i.e., on powder skis, where the 115mm brakes make sense).

That's the good and the bad with these bindings as I see it.
post #36 of 36
If I'm not mistaken, mounting a Fischer or Tyrolia binding on Fischer skis will double the warranty on both. Since they're fine bindings in any event, that would be a determinative factor for me.
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