EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Bindings for High Society FR Twin-Tips
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bindings for High Society FR Twin-Tips

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
To start I'm a solid Intermediate skier, 6'4" 210lbs.  I have no problem on the blacks and enjoy tearing up the blues.  Through last season I've been skiing 2004 K2 Axis Mod X Pro 181cm.  I've started to exploring skiing backwards and getting a little more adventurous, so I was looking into getting some twin tips. 

I got a sick deal on a brand new pair of 2008 High Society FR Twin-Tips 179cm and I was wondering which bindings would be best suited for me.  I may dabble in the park, but nothing crazy.  I'm comfortable at high speeds on blues, but try to keep myself in check on blacks.  I've read that freeride bindings would make it difficult to turn on the trails, but are stellar in the park.  I'm wondering if I'm better suited with a regular binding?

Any recommendations?
post #2 of 9
If you are looking to get more into park, at your size I would suggest a binding with a DIN that goes at least to 14. I would look towards to Look/Dynastar/Rossi PX 14 or a Marker Jester. I feel that the Look PX12 and the Marker Griffon would not be enough binding for you.
post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by FB User (Private) View Post

I've read that freeride bindings would make it difficult to turn on the trails, but are stellar in the park.  I'm wondering if I'm better suited with a regular binding?



 

Duh? What binding makes a ski difficult to turn on trails?

BTW, your HSFR are great skis but they're a semi twin & the 179's are probably too short for someone of your stats.
post #4 of 9
What Jon said -- you've gotten misinformation and bought the wrong size skis.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
 I suppose I could return them for the 187s, but I was told the 179s would be good if I'm not trying to move at higher speeds.  I know you guys are experts which I am not, but is having the shorter skis really going to hurt me?  I'm not looking to be the best out there I just want to have some fun.  I ski predominately east cost, so I won't be seeing much powder either.
post #6 of 9
 At 6'4 210 I'd probably step it up to a bigger ski, but regardless of what you do, here is the binding you want:
post #7 of 9
I think, though you are tall, the 179s will be fine. I'm shorter then you, but weigh 229. Everyone tells me because of my weight I should go with long more ski to help support my size. However, I spend most of my time in the trees and like to be able to move quickly without a real long plank. It really comes down to where you're going to be on the mt. and personal preference. Like I said, I think you'll be fine on those 179's, but hey if you don't want um, send them this way!
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks bsummmit.  I figure most people on here are experts who are all about top performance and all that.  I just want to have some fun and I think I'm going to love the 179s.  Hey they're dirt cheap if you catch them on www.tramdock.com.  That site has one sick discount every 20 minutes or so.
post #9 of 9
Tramdock(along with the other daily deal sites) is well known around here, as you can imagine.
But, you can also imagine that there are great ski shops that have some bargains to be had...... 
In fact, you just missed the annual Tent Sale at Wicks Ski and Sport, in your back yard.  You could check with them and see if they have any bargains left over.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=96633686443&ref=ts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Bindings for High Society FR Twin-Tips