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Poll Results: What do you look for in a binding..

 
  • 39% (11)
    retention
  • 14% (4)
    release
  • 14% (4)
    construction
  • 32% (9)
    other, please explain.
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am sure there is a flaw somewhere...
post #2 of 22
The binding I look for depends a lot on the ski I'm mounting it on and the purpose of that ski.
post #3 of 22
rigidity, retention, release
post #4 of 22
Price
post #5 of 22
The flaw is you can only choose one answer.

I want a binding that will not release when it is not supposed to release, will release when it is supposed to release, and is solidly built so that it will instantly transmit forces from ski to boot and will not wear out, crack or break.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Price
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
I want a binding that will not release when it is not supposed to release, will release when it is supposed to release, and is solidly built so that it will instantly transmit forces from ski to boot and will not wear out, crack or break.
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post #7 of 22
It is nice not to have to engage in major bending projects. Quality (appropriate retention, appropriate release, and durable construction) plus a range of handy > 100 brake sizes is nice.
post #8 of 22
Retention , release and construction all seem the same to me so I picked construction . I assume you really meant materials and design or release characteristics.
I would place the choice in the design and it's materials . That choice already takes release into consideration.
post #9 of 22
Phil, you have given us four Markers from which to choose, three distinct and one vague. At that point, I'd have to Look real hard and it would take the wisdom of Salomon to pick the best answer.

post #10 of 22
I look for a binding that works and that I never have to think about. Lately for alpine bindings I have been using nothing but look PX models and their various derivatives.
post #11 of 22
Why can't you pick "all of the above?"
post #12 of 22
Add adjustability & user-friendly.

Those are not my priorities, but a good adjustable binding that's easy to use is ideal for most skiers. Any Railflex II fits this description.
post #13 of 22
Price
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Why can't you pick "all of the above?"
Because it's flawed!
post #15 of 22
Options should have included:

-Price (aside from the low climbing bar, price is what has thusfar prevented me from trying Dukes).

-Weight (not a big deal to me - especially for alpine bindings - but a lot of people here seem to really prefer feather-weight binders)

Retention is it for me.
post #16 of 22
Flawed.

I look for all of them in the correct proportions for the ski I am going to mount them on.


But the #1 thing that I look for is how the feel when I pick them up. I really do not feel comfortable using something that feels lightweight and cheaply made (slop in mating parts).
post #17 of 22
For it to be either a 15 or 18 din rossi or look pivot heel bindings.

Those requirements are negotiable if it has a touring function though.
post #18 of 22
Alpine: 14+ Din, metal, turntable heel

Touring: 12+ DIN; light weight; good downhill capability
post #19 of 22
Do the colours match my skis?
post #20 of 22
I look for a Look binding.
post #21 of 22
"Made in France"
post #22 of 22
retention and construction
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