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demo bindings: safe or unsound?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I picked up a set of Tyrolia Power Select 9 bindings off of the bay of e a couple of days ago, and they turned out (unfortunately, in my mind at least) to be demo bindings.

I was wondering if demo track bindings are considered bad news if they're not going to be repeatedly adjusted, or if they're safe to hold on to and mount up.

I'm a fairly big [6'1" 200lbs] and aggressive skiier, and the LAST thing I want is for my bindings to be unsafe. Fortunately, the seller is willing to take them back and refund my money if it's uncool, but I figured i'd ask here first before going that route...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

-s
post #2 of 8
sasha e.
Welcome to Epicski..

If it is a PS Freeride 9 it is a current model.

The difference between demo models and other models tends to be the adjustability of the binding. They may be missing other features but are just as safe and sound as the regular models.

I am not a Tyrolia expert and I don't personally ski on Tyrolia's but if they are in good shape or not used at all and you got a good price on them, I would say go ahead and use them. If you are still unsure, take them to your shop that will mount them and have them check them out before making a decision. Pretty much law suits and personal injury lawyers keep the field pretty even as far as safety of current bindings.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
They're brand new, and I did get a fantastic price on them ($190, new in box, lowest retail i've seen is $250).

Hmm... the question is, is $60 worth the hassle of changing them, with the only difference being an "A-G" scale on the side for adjustability.

-s
post #4 of 8
Unless the added weight is a problem think of it as bonus. You can adjust your bindings to different boots. If you want to loan your skis out (Ha) or you get new boots you don't have to remount the bindings.
post #5 of 8
safe but heavy.
usually demo bindings are a good deal heavier than normal ones.
if weight is not an issue then I actually think demos can be better so you can swap skis with people or if you buy new boots, etc.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
The weight doesn't particularly bother me, as I'm going to be mounting them to a fairly lightweight ski (Dynastar 4x4 Powertrac)... glad to have all this feedback so quickly!

Next up -- boot fitting :P

-s
post #7 of 8
I asked the same questions about a Marker 9.1 demo to a Marker certified
tech about a week ago. He said the demo
setups used on rentals are built stronger
than regular binding. Fact or bull, I don't know. Demo setup seems like good idea. Must be ego thing about not having demo setup on your new boards.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by naht:
Fact or bull, I don't know. Demo setup seems like good idea. Must be ego thing about not having demo setup on your new boards.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I gotta admit the whole DEMO thing kinda struck me as "bad," but after hearing the things from this thread, i'm gunna hang on to them -- I can see the advantage of having an easy adjustment if I switch boots later on...

Plus, hey, they were a good deal [img]smile.gif[/img]

-s
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