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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
In my search for a reasonably priced binding for my P50 F1 skis (2002 GS-style ski), someone tried to sell me on the M1100 Free. I had been thinking of getting some Marker Comps (which I still haven't been able to find for cheap, but the m1100s weren't cheap either). I just figured the Comps were made for high speed skiing, and I plan on using these skis for that purpose.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the M1100 Free over the Marker Comp. I only weight 165 lbs, my standard DIN is about 7.5.
post #2 of 16
The green meanies.....I believe 2002 was the only year Volkl made it in green instead of the normal RED. As you know it has the Marker only plate (no MRR either)

I have Black Comp 1400 Pistons for mine
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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
That's them, but they seem like an old softy hand flexing them.

Back to the question. Advantages/disadvantages. Do I gain any retention advantages with the Comps? Do I gain/need any additional smoothness or ice grip with the M1100 with the piston. I didn't know the Comp had a piston. I was thinking about Comp 14; maybe I need to find an older Comp.


post #4 of 16
Marker Comp Bindings - Biometric toe design gives you an upward release that is controled by your DIN rating rather than a preset rating. The heel is the 3 piece full spectrum heel that is more durable, offers more shock absorption, and easier entry (press on the heel lever when stepping in - it takes less energy than the 2 piece Compact heel). Adult Comp bindings max at 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 30 depending which one you get.

M1100 Free - Biotec toe design - upward release is controled by a preset value. The Compact heel is a lightweight two piece design. It is not very durable for aggressive skiers. Maximum DIN is 11.

For the skis that you are looking at, get a comp binding. Your other options is a M12.0 Free which is a Comp 12 in the with the Free series graphics and shock pad, M1200 Ti, M1400 Race, M9.2 Ti, M9.2 Race, M9.1 Ti, and M9.1 Race. The bindings that I mentioned are non-piston bindings.

Dennis
post #5 of 16
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............ It is not very durable for aggressive skiers. Maximum DIN is 11.

For the skis that you are looking at, get a comp binding.........
Dennis
Ghost:....^^^^^^.......please take notes.

SJ
post #6 of 16
Dennis, very comprehensive. The comparison of the Biometric vs. Biotec toe is a valid point.
post #7 of 16
The heel is better on the 12 DIN binders too.

And they made green F1s for two years. One was green with black and the other was black with green.
post #8 of 16
I had no idea that the P50 came with a Marker-only mounting system. Mine are flat. Interesting...
post #9 of 16
I have marker gloves they seem to just fall off my hands
post #10 of 16
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I have marker gloves they seem to just fall off my hands
Try increasing the forward pressure.
post #11 of 16
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I have marker gloves they seem to just fall off my hands
Marker-ing out of your gloves?!?
post #12 of 16
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Marker-ing out of your gloves?!?
LOLZ.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I will stop considering bindings other than Comps.

My wife was only mildly upset when I got skis for $50 + shipping. She doesn't like the idea of me spending $200. on bindings. I can wait until a deal comes along, I've got my SCs and SGs to play with while I wait.

It's now a 3 hour drive to anywhere where I could get three turns out of a gs ski. So it's on the back burner.

On another note, there are lots of hills around Sudbury just out in the bush with no lifts. I almost picked up some tele gear, 100 for skis and bindings and 125 for boots, but I couldn't squeese my foot into the size 7 boot, and I can't afford to go buying skis I can't use on account of I can't afford to buy new boots.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Finally got some Marker Comp 16s, now mounted on P50 F1s.
I'm thinking maybe I should put some wax on 'em, while I'm waiting to ski them on the weekend.
Maybe I should sharpen them first.  I don't want to reset the edges, just sharpen up the sides a bit; they scrape fingernails, but are not sharp enough to shave with yet.  Did they come with a 2 degree or 3 degree side bevel?
post #15 of 16
Sudbury! Ten years or so ago I used to go to Sudbury a couple of times a year to see INCO. I didn't know there was skiing nearby . Interesting place and great friendly people. Wasn't aware that there was skiing in the area.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
The runs are very short, but it's still skiing. 
About that edge angle, anybody gonna chime in, or do I have to get the sharpie out?
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