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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
957E or a Look Forza Z is as far back as I would go to mount an old binding on a brand new pair of skis.

There is your question, what is the oldest binding you would mount on a brand new pair of skis?
I opted for 977s over 877es on my new caBrawlers, mostly because they are lighter, not just cause they are newer. Honestly though, the 877s look and feel like they are better made. Anyway, it's never too late to change my mind since they hole pattern is the same
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Too much binding for that ski. Shoulda put a Geze on it.

I have faith in the 997 E's. Personally don't care about weight, I want durability.
Haven't seen a pair of Geze's that I'd want to ski
post #33 of 45
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I have faith in the 997 E's. Personally don't care about weight, I want durability.
Haven't seen a pair of Geze's that I'd want to ski
Durability you shall have, those are tanks.
post #34 of 45
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Looks like I still have to find more straight skis
as these guys still need home's

737 Equipe
747 Equipe
877 Equipe
957 Composite
997 Equipe Driver (11-17 DIN!) Maybe some 215cm Super G's
Look N77
Look Nevada/Grand Prix
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post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
Looks like I still have to find more straight skis
as these guys still need home's

737 Equipe
747 Equipe
877 Equipe
957 Composite
997 Equipe Driver (11-17 DIN!) Maybe some 215cm Super G's
Look N77
Look Nevada/Grand Prix
What's wrong with the retro skis they are on
post #36 of 45
Rossi Smash, lets say I have a cubco. What would you put that on?
post #37 of 45
I'd ski any binding I've ever skied on that was in working order on without hesitation....with the exeption of Spademan's....not for the risk but they were just such a pain in the ass.....I'd put beartraps on instead...
post #38 of 45
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Originally Posted by Treewell View Post
I'd ski any binding I've ever skied on that was in working order on without hesitation....with the exeption of Spademan's....not for the risk but they were just such a pain in the ass.....I'd put beartraps on instead...
Americana.
post #39 of 45
Anybody got some Millers lying around? Those things always looked plain scary to me.
post #40 of 45

Look N77

My first pair of Look Bindings were a used pair of Look Nevada'a That I mounted on Brand new Dynastar Acryglass GS skis. The year was 1976. I had and skied that set-up off and on untill the mid 1980, along the way I purchased 5 or 6 other ski rigs. All were mounted with brand New Look N77's.

Interesting that one of THE MOST sought after race/Freeride bindings today is the Look P-18

The there is much more that is the same as the Look N77 than there is differnt.

Look eliminating the the the All Metal true turntable binding is one of the stupidest thiong I have ever seen a company do.

Just think think of a P-18ish binding where they reworked the ski interface for a wider mounting footprint on the SKI! That would be something to have
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Rossi Smash, lets say I have a cubco. What would you put that on?
If you really wanted a nice "wall hanger"" then I'd find a nice pair of Head Standard's to mount them on. Pre release was my biggest issue with them (more than even Marker!) and the only binding that ever hurt me . Besides who would ruin a perfectly good pair of boots to mount up the plates. They did address some of the problems that then current boot/bindings faced in their day, but once plastic boots showed up much of that was solved.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by MTT View Post
My first pair of Look Bindings were a used pair of Look Nevada'a That I mounted on Brand new Dynastar Acryglass GS skis. The year was 1976. I had and skied that set-up off and on untill the mid 1980, along the way I purchased 5 or 6 other ski rigs. All were mounted with brand New Look N77's.

Interesting that one of THE MOST sought after race/Freeride bindings today is the Look P-18

The there is much more that is the same as the Look N77 than there is differnt.

Look eliminating the the the All Metal true turntable binding is one of the stupidest thiong I have ever seen a company do.

Just think think of a P-18ish binding where they reworked the ski interface for a wider mounting footprint on the SKI! That would be something to have
I don't think so, there is very little that is the same but the name and the single pivot toe.

Now, the Salomon 920 is much more like the Salomon 727 than any other binding from that generation. The only things that differ from the two designs is the elongated toe and and a few minor designs.

I do agree with getting rid of the turntable was not the smartest thing, that short mounting length was again, very popular with the freestylers.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
Looks like I still have to find more straight skis
as these guys still need home's

737 Equipe
747 Equipe
877 Equipe
957 Composite
997 Equipe Driver (11-17 DIN!) Maybe some 215cm Super G's
Look N77
Look Nevada/Grand Prix
Now, what's scary is that I still actively ski multiple pairs of two of those exact bindings in that list, and they are better than virtually all modern bindings.

And p18's rule, while you're at it.
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
If you could only have one binding choice for all your skis for the next decade, what would it be (and why)...
Rossi Pro 180, or similar. Geze metal toe and look turntable heel. Stiff, light, low, and last for 200++ ski days.

I have 5 pairs, including white/silver freeride 180's (pimp!), a mint pair of Pro 150's, and 3 pairs of normal black/yellow 180's.

Plus 4 pairs of metal and 3 pairs of plastic 957/997 salomons. I'm covered.

Oh, and 2 pairs each of ZR18 and P18.
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I would have no quams skiing many old bindings. One stipulation..they will have to be metal housed. the Delran housings from those year bindings are ticking bombs with the springs acting like jack in the boxes before they explode.
Phil, I've skied plenty hard, recently, on 957 composites with no failures....and the din at 11 or 12.
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