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Please suggest a binding for Line Prophet 90...

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey all, just picked up a pair of Line Prophet 90s @179. I am 6'3, 170 pounds and ski mainly in the Northeast. I've looked through the site and have seen most people have the Marker Griffon 110, but I wanted to see what else people used. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 12

go away. bindings are bindings. get the ones you like/trust. they don't "match" skis. there are just TWO questions you need to ask yourself:

 

1) alpine or tele or at?

 

2) bomber or lightweight?

 

GOD i hate these threads...

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

glad I decided to post here. thanks for the hospitality 

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Originally Posted by lukc View Post

bindings are bindings. get the ones you like/trust.

 

I'm guessing the OP posted this because he doesn't know enough about the bindings that are out there to know what to like or trust.

 

lukc's right, though, as long as a ski is sold flat (which your prophets are) bindings choice isn't really dependant on the ski at all.  If you're looking for a quick recommendation, I'm partial to Look (or Rossi/Dynastar, they're all the same bindings) because they're a good binding and can usually be found relatively cheap.

 

You'll also find some Salomon fans, and some Tyrolia/Head/Fischer (they're all the same) fans, and fewer Marker fans.  I know a lot of people seem happier with the new Marker's (such as the Griffon) than the older designs, but I've never tried a pair out so can't speak to them.

 

IMO, any 12 DIN binding would work just fine for you.  Just make sure the brakes are wide enough or you would have to swap them out or bend them (much more trouble than it'd be worth considering brakes to fit  a 90mm ski are very easy to find).

 

P.S.  On the other hand, lukc's frustration is justified.  There seem to be a ton of these posts lately.  Do a little reading and searching before posting up "what binding should i get?" posts, people.

post #5 of 12

Geez, lighten up Lukc.  Why did you even read the OP, much less reply to it?

 

Not everybody is a gear god.

post #6 of 12

 

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Originally Posted by lukc View Post

go away. bindings are bindings. get the ones you like/trust. they don't "match" skis. there are just TWO questions you need to ask yourself:

 

1) alpine or tele or at?

 

2) bomber or lightweight?

 

GOD i hate these threads...

 

Stay classy San Diego....  You saw the subject in the tag line.  If you hate these questions, don't open or answer the thread.

 

As to the OP's ?,  I really like the Salomon STH series.  I use the STH 16 (i have the 16 on my prophet 100), but you would be fine with the 12.  If you are really aggressive, you could use the 14.  the PX12 would be great to.  I like the PX series as well, they tend to be a bit heavier though.  Backcountry.com and Backcountryoutlet.com have killer deals on the looks and solly bindings right now.  Check it out...

 

post #7 of 12

At your size, I'd look for something for something with at least a DIN to 12.  After that, shop for deals.  They all do the same thing.  If you're super-aggro, I'd probably look toward the Look binding.  I like Salomon personally, and despise Marker, but that's just me.  I've actually warmed up to Tyrolia quite a bit as well - and I used to hate those.  Everybody has preferences, and some of that is based on the way they ski. 

 

Without knowing how you ski, it's tough to recommend - i.e. -- you a groomer slayer vs. hucking cliffs and skiing "no fall" zones.

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated.

post #9 of 12

Perhaps I'm showing the age of my equipment by saying this, but I just advise you stay away from manually adjustable wings on the toe binding.  My Salomon's have this and it blows.  I rather doubt they make this style anymore, though.  

 

Not to get off topic, but is a DIN above 12 even necessary in this circumstance?  I usually run around with an 8 on front and back and things are just fine for me.  BTW, 8 is the recommended setting for a person who is 6'4, 185lbs, skier type 3 with a boot sole length of 343mm.  Following the DIN charts on the internet, there are no circumstances that warrant anything above a 10.  So I would suggest RHODY would be great with a px12 or whatever brand he chooses of similar rating (and whatever's cheapest ... although perhaps that's just what I would do)

post #10 of 12

 

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Originally Posted by evonitzer View Post

Not to get off topic, but is a DIN above 12 even necessary in this circumstance?  I usually run around with an 8 on front and back and things are just fine for me.  BTW, 8 is the recommended setting for a person who is 6'4, 185lbs, skier type 3 with a boot sole length of 343mm.  Following the DIN charts on the internet, there are no circumstances that warrant anything above a 10.  So I would suggest RHODY would be great with a px12 or whatever brand he chooses of similar rating (and whatever's cheapest ... although perhaps that's just what I would do)


Some people like to set their skis to a higher DIN than what the chart says, based on what and how they ski.  In fact, the charts I've seen recently have a Skier Type III+ on it, which would move you one more row down the chart.  There are also circumstances where a pre-release would be far more disastrous than a ski failing to release: racers, people skiing no-fall terrain, etc.

 

There are also people that would go for the higher DIN binding for the extra durability.  Usually in that case you'll get more metal and less plastic in the construction of the binding, most likely making a more durable, but heavier, binding.  So it's a trade-off.

So, the OP *might* want a binding with a higher DIN for reasons along those lines, but most people out there (myself included) are served perfectly well with a 12 DIN binding.  I have PX12's on my current skis and leave them at 8.5 per the chart.

post #11 of 12

Yeah, I recently have been putting 15-DIN Tyrolias on my new skis because I like the overall construction and the all-metal mount to the ski of the heel piece.  I only run a DIN of 8.5 though (strictly from the chart for my specs -- no fudging either way).

 

As long as your setting is well within the range of a binding, it's OK.  Don't want to get within 1-setting of the min or max in most cases.

post #12 of 12

I usually set mine between Type II-III.  Considering the terrain I ski in, pre-release is not a big deal.  If I was skiing in bigger stuff, I'd bump them up a bit.

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