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Regular Bindings for kids???

post #1 of 9
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Question...

I have many pairs of regular bindings. I have ONE pair of kids bindings. I have TWO kids.

See where I am going with this? Anybody have any thoughts on using normal beginner bindings for kids? Dial down DIN to 1 or 2?

6 year old is the skier in question.

I am not afraid on spend $$ on some new bindings for Jr and I will prob end up going that way. Just wanted some opinions.
post #2 of 9
A 6 year old?

Kids bindings.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post
I have many pairs of regular bindings. I have ONE pair of kids bindings. I have TWO kids.
The number of kids you have does not matter even a little bit.

How many pair of junior norm boots do you have? Junior bindings for junior boots, no exceptions. Adult bindings for adult boots, no exceptions regardless of bindings certain people might tell you cope with this; they do so quite poorly. It is easy to tell if boots are junior or adult. Compare the soles to a known adult boot.

I'd tell you this is why there are ski shops, but for some reason ski shops screw this up all the time. Caveat emptor.
post #4 of 9
Do adult bindings even go down to BIN 1? Even if it releases at that setting, can he and his boots overcome all that mass in an adult binding?
post #5 of 9
Tyrolia makes a binding that works for both child and adult, sl70 AC. Otherwise, bindings are either adult or child, I would not subject my child to the danger of using the wrong equipment. Please see your local shop, they are trained to deal with these things.
post #6 of 9
Use kids bindings.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by punch View Post
Please see your local shop, they are trained to deal with these things.
Research the right thing to do, then do that (which you've obviously started). If you go to a local shop, do NOT blindly accept they did it right. More times than not they will. Last time I brought my kids gear to a shop, I had to show them how to set the forward pressure on the bindings.

In their defense the bindings were a few years old and demos so the tech wasn't familiar with them.

What Garrett said is spot on. Jr.'s and Adult's gear don't mix and a reputable shop wouldn't (shouldn't) put adult bindings on Jr. skis and set to Jr. boots.
post #8 of 9
Look Nova7 or its variants (Axium Race Jr etc.) have an adapter kit for Jr. norm boots - changes the AFD height, and I think also the brake pad height.

Look Team 4s or Solly 305s are cheap and decent Jr bindings so just do it.
post #9 of 9
acl surgery is about $20,000 now, a spiral fracture of the tib/fib runs about $9,000. Jr. bindings right about $80
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