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K2 PE w/ Marker titanium 13 turbo

Poll Results: Would this be a good setup?

 
  • 58% (7)
    Yes
  • 41% (5)
    No
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Im going to build the K2 Public Enemy 179 w Marker titanium 13 turbo bindings for this season. I plan to use it as an all mountain ski. I ski groomers, powder, crud, and hardpack. I ski all over the mountain in all slope difficulties.

What is your take on this setup? Do you think it would be a good pair of all mountain skis?

My specs are 6ft 185lbs.
post #2 of 13
Although I don't know about the bindings, I think the PE will treat you pretty good.

I used PE's last year, same size, except im 6'4 205lbs, and they were excellent for me. Although with my size, they werent the greatest in deep pow, and they are only OK in crud. A little soft to really bust through, but def manageable.

I think for Powder you will fair a little better than I did, and you will be more than happy with them, and for the crud.. Well if you ski a lot of hard frozen crud, then I would look elsewhere.
post #3 of 13
The PE is a great ski, I would look at another binding. If you like Marker look at the Jester or 14.0 Free (if you need the higher DIN). The Ti 13 Turbo is a HEAVY binding on a HEAVY ski and it is lifted which does not always create the best match with a twin tip. I'd suggest looking a a "free" style binding that will mount closer to the ski
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ive already purchased the marker 13 what would the performance of the ski be like with this binding?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by SkiK24 View Post
Ive already purchased the marker 13 what would the performance of the ski be like with this binding?
the ski will probably kinda just sit there. it might skid, slide, or tumble for a while. but eventually, it's going to come to a stop, and then it's going to just sit there. YOU may ALSO skid, slide, or tumble for a while, but once again, you will eventually come to a stop and just sit there. WHY? because you will have invariably and inadvertantly ejected out of your bindings for no good reason
post #6 of 13
I've got that set up mounted 1.5 cm forward 179 cm. I skied it flat when demoed. Really didn't notice much change with the plate binding. I really have enjoyed this ski. For me it seems to do everything well and is versatile. It will be the only ski I bring on ski vacations out west. Call me a wimp, but I also enjoy the walk from the Vail Transportation center up to the Visat Bahn a lot better than my other Atomic skis with the heavy Neox bindings.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by lukc View Post
the ski will probably kinda just sit there. it might skid, slide, or tumble for a while. but eventually, it's going to come to a stop, and then it's going to just sit there. YOU may ALSO skid, slide, or tumble for a while, but once again, you will eventually come to a stop and just sit there. WHY? because you will have invariably and inadvertantly ejected out of your bindings for no good reason
Har, har - sad but true.

I suspect the majority of your votes have to do with the Markers, and their tendency to decide to go for their own run.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
ahhaha Ive used marker bindings before. I havnt had any problems yet. I didnt want to know what your thoughts on the make was. I would like to know how the k2 PE's might ride with the marker 13 titanium piston bindings on it. Will I be sacrificing anything by putting these bindings on it? I dont do pipe or park. I want to use these skis for everything but that.
post #9 of 13
You asked for a poll if this would be a good set-up, got three "not really" responses for a couple of reasons, then want to really know?

post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukc View Post
the ski will probably kinda just sit there. it might skid, slide, or tumble for a while. but eventually, it's going to come to a stop, and then it's going to just sit there. YOU may ALSO skid, slide, or tumble for a while, but once again, you will eventually come to a stop and just sit there. WHY? because you will have invariably and inadvertantly ejected out of your bindings for no good reason
That is the best post I have read in a long time!!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by SkiK24 View Post
Ive already purchased the marker 13 what would the performance of the ski be like with this binding?
Ignore the professional Marker haters. Solid binding for hardpack, but odd match to the ski (which is excellent). The Turbo will stiffen up the front half of the ski significantly, which is nice for a race carver, probably counter productive for a twin tip with a nice progressive flex targeted for softer snow, jumps, bumps, trees. And the prerelease issues, which are rare, will tend to happen precisely in those kind of conditions. If I were you, I'd save the Turbos for you next frontside rippers and go buy some cheap Tyrolias or Looks at Level Nine.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Ignore the professional Marker haters. Solid binding for hardpack, but odd match to the ski (which is excellent). The Turbo will stiffen up the front half of the ski significantly, which is nice for a race carver, probably counter productive for a twin tip with a nice progressive flex targeted for softer snow, jumps, bumps, trees. And the prerelease issues, which are rare, will tend to happen precisely in those kind of conditions. If I were you, I'd save the Turbos for you next frontside rippers and go buy some cheap Tyrolias or Looks at Level Nine.
Cool this is helpful. How would the 4frnt deadbolt with the 12 din be as a choice for these skis? What about a px 12 lifter binding?
post #13 of 13
EPIC FAIL!
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