Look/Dyna/Rossi bindings are HEAVY!
Originally Posted by perry_78
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.