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Any suggestions on a reasonably cheap binding for the Movement Gladiators?
What about some Marker M11 for £70?
Will a 90mm brake fit 92mm wide skis? Sounds like a stupid question but there might be a bit of extra space in the published measurement? Wink
...or Look Freeski 120 for £105 ?
Marker 12 for £115 but that's getting on the pricey end for my budget.

post #2 of 7

There are LOOK PX12's all over the place right now for just over $100.  Watch Tramdock & SAC. It's one of the best values in bindings out there IMHO.

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There are LOOK PX12's all over the place right now for just over $100.  Watch Tramdock & SAC. It's one of the best values in bindings out there IMHO.

 

As the OP quoting prices in £s (UK pounds) I'd guess he's in the UK. Which make Tramdock/SAC pretty useless. They'll want $60-70 for postage and packing, and there's a good chance the parcel will get stung for VAT (sales tax) by UK customs. By which time he might as well have bought the PX's at full price in the UK..

 

In a toss up between the Markers (either 11 or 12) and the Movement/Looks I'd go with the latter. The NX/Axium style heel may not be as good as the PX/Axial2 heel, but its a decent DIN12 binding. The only Markers I'd trust would be Jesters/Griffons/Barons/Dukes.

 

Oh, and 90mm brakes should be fine on a 92mm ski. If they catch, just tweak 'em by hand - its a minimal bend, so you shouldn't need tools.

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Cool.

Now what don't you trust about the markers? Aren't Barrons and Dukes made by Marker anyway?

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Cool.

Now what don't you trust about the markers? Aren't Barrons and Dukes made by Marker anyway?

 

Barons and Dukes are indeed Markers, but they're a new design compared to traditional Marker bindings. User evidence suggests that they are well built, reliable bindings that don't pre-release - unlike most other Marker bindings which do. TGR (Teton Gravity Research) and Epic are full of threads arguing the merits, or lack thereof, of Markers. Interesting discussions of their biometric toe. Also why Marker have to make a DIN 30 binding for racing when every other manufacturer thinks DIN 20 is more than enough. Given their reputation and the fact that I've had a couple of Marker incidents where I would rather have stayed in my bindings and on my skis, I'd pick another brand given a choice.

 

 

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Barons and Dukes are indeed Markers, but they're a new design compared to traditional Marker bindings. User evidence suggests that they are well built, reliable bindings that don't pre-release - unlike most other Marker bindings which do. TGR (Teton Gravity Research) and Epic are full of threads arguing the merits, or lack thereof, of Markers. Interesting discussions of their biometric toe. Also why Marker have to make a DIN 30 binding for racing when every other manufacturer thinks DIN 20 is more than enough. Given their reputation and the fact that I've had a couple of Marker incidents where I would rather have stayed in my bindings and on my skis, I'd pick another brand given a choice.

 

 

 

In what situations do they prerelease BTW?

Just asking as they seem to be my only reasonably priced choice at present. Harder to get hold of this stuff in the UK without some store ripping you off for 3 times the price and even ordering from Europe most places sell these rather than Looks :(

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In what situations do they prerelease BTW?

Just asking as they seem to be my only reasonably priced choice at present. Harder to get hold of this stuff in the UK without some store ripping you off for 3 times the price and even ordering from Europe most places sell these rather than Looks :(

 

Rapid flexing/deflexing seems to be a problem - the binding "interprets" this as a backwards fall and the toe releases. One of my releases was rounding a GS gate on a badly rutted course - but at a fairly pedestrian speed. Some folks have no problems with Markers. Others will argue that's because they don't ski hard enough. There's plenty in the archives if you search. I try to avoid Marker-bashing just for the hell of it - but given a choice between a 12-DIN low-end Marker binding and a 12-DIN NX-heel Look binding (like the Movement Freeski 120) for the same amount of money, I would personally take the Look.

 

Having said that, my local hill is full of park rats on K2 skis with Marker bindings (they're usually packaged together), pulling the kind of big-air stunts that I can only dream of, so the bindings can't be all crap.

 

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