Originally Posted by alpinedad
Look/Dynastar PX12s or PX14s or their Rossignol (Axial2 12 or 14 DIN) equivalents are good choices.
Tyrolia (also marketed as Head and Fischer) FreeFlex or Railflex series are also good. The 2006 LD12
Railflexes at at Level Nine struck me as a particularly good deal. The 14s give you a slightly more advanced binding, but the 12s are pretty darned good and you can't quibble with the price.
The one guy earlier posted a good link for a set of HD14 railflexes. I think I might grab those. Going to consult guy who teaching me to ski first on which one to get though.
Originally Posted by ski-ra
Bit confused here. Bindings with lift plates can be flat-mounted (i.e., the PX12 Lifters which I bought). If all you want is lift then you don't need the Railflex (i.e., the regular LD12's which I also bought).
If, however, you want fore/aft adjustability and a binding that will move with the flex of the ski then you want a Railflex-type of system (which then means you won't be flat mounting the binding). Of course these systems will give you lift due to the nature of the design, but that is a consequence of the system not necessarily the reason for it.
Just thought I'd make sure you have your facts straight before you dive in further....
Thank you for your help.
It's working in the brain, but I don't quite know the lingo yet of what to say. Still new to this. I just have an opportunity to get a nice set of ski's and need bindings for them. I'm sure that in time the lingo will come out right.
Flat mounting to me means to mount onto the ski itself with no sort of lift plate, or mount plate. Anything between the ski and the binding to me is a lift plate, flex plate, rail plate, mount plate, what not. Yes, a mount plate might still be flat, but the binding is mounted to the plate, not flat to the ski. Does that make any sense? I might be speaking all of this incorrectly. But this just makes more sense to me this way. Then there is the other type of mount, which I've seen which is a bit taller then these other plates which might just be 3cm. more like 1 or 2 inches. I'm sure there is some special name for these as well.
If I am thinking about this wrong, please correct me. A quick explanation probably wont do it. heh. Sometimes I need the long over information type description for it to sink in.
If the rail flex system will work good on the stage 1 carving ski's then that's probably what I'll end up with. I'd hate to hinder these ski's one bit by mounting something on them to restrict how they work. That is the purpose of a flex plate, correct?