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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
My $.02:
With Markers (which is what I usually use) you can click in with almost an inch of snow on the bottom of your boots. .

Beware the dreaded DBB or Deadly Boot Buildup. It can launch you out of your bindings at the worst possible moment. Then again, Markers can do that anyway...

I have my Goats mounted with Sollie Z-12s. They weigh nothing...
post #32 of 42
Not all bindings are the same. That is why this link exists. If you haven't noticed the difference or never had problems doesn't mean they aren't there. They have that long lever for a reason. It's because a lot of times down pressure isn't enough. I don't like having a binding like that on steep terrain or powder.
post #33 of 42
Marker Jester or Marker Griffon.
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post
If you haven't noticed the difference or never had problems doesn't mean they aren't there. They have that long lever for a reason. It's because a lot of times down pressure isn't enough.
"Lots of times down pressure isn't enough" Huh?

That long lever gives them the greatest range of elastic travel of any binding on the market. Like when you use an extension to get leverage (get it?) with a fulcrum.

Stop making stuff up because you have some hard-on with Look.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
"Lots of times down pressure isn't enough" Huh?

That long lever gives them the greatest range of elastic travel of any binding on the market. Like when you use an extension to get leverage (get it?) with a fulcrum.

Stop making stuff up because you have some hard-on with Look.
Got it. Don't like it. Prefer other bindings that behave differently. Looks suck to get into. Period.
post #36 of 42
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Got it. Don't like it. Prefer other bindings that behave differently. Looks suck to get into. Period.
ski=free <==> I am a clown
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Hoontasan View Post
ski=free <==> I am a clown
LOL. So offended by my not liking a binding he has to call names. That is funny.
post #38 of 42
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LOL. So offended by my not liking a binding he has to call names. That is funny.
funny how he complains about a clique but yet he keeps trying to offend everyone for no reason....

I agree with you on the PX binding being harder to get into but they arent that bad. Plus they are the ones least likely to prematurely release.

I really like the PX15s and think the PX12tis are the best cheap bindings out there.
post #39 of 42
I never had a problem getting into my Rossi Axial2. I can just recommend the Axial Line.
post #40 of 42
MY 2 cents....

I'm not overly binding preferential and own a set of every major brand on my various skis. I currently have a set of px12 on one set of Dynastars and have ordered px14s for my Huge Troubles.

Look/Rossi require more force to step into and I understand why this could turn off some folks. But they are also easy to get into in powder because you can reach down and pull up on the heel to engage as opposed to stepping into the binding and sinking deeper in the pow.
post #41 of 42
I'm putting salomon ti 12 on my wifes new gotamas. I will probably by myself a pair of gotamas this year and use the Baron. I have the Look PX 12 on a pair of skis and like them fine. They seem very heavy in the shop though. Thats why I'm going with the Salomons for my wife, because they are very light.
post #42 of 42
No point in using a Duke or Baron or other AT unless you plan to walk. As in, put on skins. If you hike for your turns, do a little traversing, an alpine binding has more functionality for a lot less $. If you don't hike, but like the idea, an AT is just posing.

Far as an alpine, a Jester is to give you the cool look of a Duke, that single spring heel and blunt nose and all, but not offer the function. And it's expensive. Why bother? IMO nothing beats Mojo 15's for retention + knee safety. You can get earlier years new cheap. Do not have a high opinion of the new (PX) Looks' design for pow (ask yourself if you want a lot of elasticity and resultant prolonged retention during a twisting fall in two feet of mush), never had a high opinion of Sollies' build quality (but they're light and everyone else likes them so what do I know?) Markers are not everyone's cup o' tea, but they have always worked for me and can be had cheap. Yes, they may release once in a while when you didn't need it, so not for mission critical apps in steep chutes.

FWIW, I have 183 Goats with Railflex's. Huh? Because it's cool to be able to move up for groomed/bumps/trees and back for pow/speed if it's the only ski you have with you. Do not notice any terrible loss of snow feel and my knees like the added leverage when carving. Incidentally, if $ are no object, the new RF's from Head are lower, and easily slide in and out of the plate. So you can take them off for travel...
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