I just ordered a pair of 176cm Fischer Watea 84 skis from Sierra skis. This will be my soft snow ski for places like Mary Jane, Abasin, and Copper. I plan to use them in bumps, trees, and groomers. I have Icelantic Nomads for Powder days, Recreational GS skis for hard snow days, and various race sotck skis for racing to round out my quiver. I am 5' 11" and 165lbs.
I was thinking of putting a pair of Tyrolia LD 12 bindings on the Fischers to keep them light and quick. I bought a pair of '09 Head LD 12 bindings ar Boulder Ski deals for $109 since they were made by Tyrolia and I thought they were the same binding. When I got them home I noticed that they had the Tyrolia LD heel piece but the SL (super lght) toe piece (it still went to 12 Din though). I checked Head online and sure enough the Head version does have the lighter toe piece compared to the standard LD toe piece. I have three questions:
- Is the Tyrolia LD 12 a good binding?
- What is the real difference between between the toe pieces and is the SL toe adequate for a ski used for bump skiing?
- Should I keep the Head bindings or try and find the regular Tyrolia LD 12 bindings?
Thanks in advance.