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10 YO Old Bindings, but NIB--safe?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
So my buddy found a pair of NIB 997 Driver Equipes in his laundry room (probably the last new pair on earth). I know that a lot of people still use these, so assuming I get them tested when mounted, should I have any reservations about using 10 year old or so bindings?

Just asking because I am not the one to skimp on an extra $100 if it means ensuring the safety of my knees. I know the design between these and today's rarer all metal equivalent is virtually the same.
post #2 of 11
If you have reservations about skiing on them let me know....

'cause I don't

A damn fine binding
post #3 of 11
That is actually still indemnified, but probably only for another year or two. I would give it a good home if he wants it preserved and give him a kick ass deal on current in line binding.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks. just deciding between these and NIB Rossi FKS 155s. If I mount the Rossis I will probably unload the Drivers. Always loved my old 997s, but thinking I want to try the turntables (never have had a pair).

Decisions. Decisions.
post #5 of 11
What are they going on? FKS 15's don't like to get their brakes bent that far.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
That is actually still indemnified, but probably only for another year or two. I would give it a good home if he wants it preserved and give him a kick ass deal on current in line binding.
Phil,

You still interested in that trade you mentioned earlier for mine? I have 2 pairs now, one suspension, one demo plate...
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Prophet 90s or Head IM88s...I should be able to bend them that far.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
That is actually still indemnified, but probably only for another year or two.
Actually, Salomon is still indemnifying the previous generation 977, although notes that were inadvertently left in the Shop Practices Manual suggest that they're discussing whether to drop them. I'd be very surprised if they dropped the x77 and x97 series in the same year, or even on consecutive years.

Salomon brakes are the easiest to bend, but you should also be able to swap out the brake arms with newer wide brakes.

There's a thread at TGR with a ton of information on the year-to-year differences in Salomon bindings. You might want to look at that.

As for me, I'd trust these over current generation Salomons, at least those under 16-DIN.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by vail2008 View Post
thanks. just deciding between these and NIB Rossi FKS 155s.
If you plan on unloading those, drop me PM.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Phil,

You still interested in that trade you mentioned earlier for mine? I have 2 pairs now, one suspension, one demo plate...
LOL, what was the trade, I forget
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Decided to get rid of the Rossi FKS 155 World Cup Racing Bindings that I bought on a whim. Brand new in box. Metals toes, DIN 6-15, turntables. Will have pictures shortly. Hard to find...purchased for $235+ship. looking to recover cost.
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