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Elan ELX 14 Bindings

post #1 of 9
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Does anyone have knowledge/experience with the Elan ELX 14 bindings?  These are not the Fusion bindings from the integrated system, but the 2009 model regular bindings to be mounted on flat skis.  I am not familiar with them and wanted to know how people felt these compared in quality, durability and performance with some of the Tyrolia/Head, Look/Dynastar and Marker bindings I am more familiar with.  Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
They're basically Tyrolia Peaks/Head Mojos aren't they? Elan bindings are all Tyrolia anyway.....
post #3 of 9
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They're basically Tyrolia Peaks/Head Mojos aren't they? Elan bindings are all Tyrolia anyway.....

Not sure ... and I don't want to make any assumptions!
post #4 of 9
Assuming they're the ones shown here:

... they are, in fact, structurally similar to the Mojo/Peak 15.  Judging from naming conventions, they probably have a 4-14 DIN range, rather than 5-15.  But assuming that you're not at the high end of the DIN scale, the important feature is that they use the Tyrolia "Aero" toe, which is Tyrolia's heavy duty version (and with some materials changes, is the toe used in their race bindings).
post #5 of 9
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Here is what they look like.



post #6 of 9
Well there you go! They're made by Tyrolia. LD toe with ABS and diagonal release. Looks like the non-diagonal heel, but its a bit tricky to see from the photos.  Personally I prefer the diagonal heel, but opinions vary.

So they look like a cross between LD12s and Mojo15s with 14DIN springs. And I'd use them with no qualms.
post #7 of 9
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LD toe

I'm not convinced.  The front part looks LD-ish, including the lack of a door over the DIN screw.  But the back half looks very Aero.

The only 14-DIN LD toe I've seen is the Head FreeFlex Pro 14, which this isn't,because there's no FreeFlex mechanism.  I think that every other contemporary 13+ DIN Tyrolia binding uses the Aero toe.

Regardless, bottom line, they should be good bindings.
post #8 of 9
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I'm not convinced.  The front part looks LD-ish, including the lack of a door over the DIN screw.  But the back half looks very Aero.

The only 14-DIN LD toe I've seen is the Head FreeFlex Pro 14, which this isn't,because there's no FreeFlex mechanism.  I think that every other contemporary 13+ DIN Tyrolia binding uses the Aero toe.

Regardless, bottom line, they should be good bindings.

I agree - I checked several catalogues (and 11 various pairs of Tyrolia/Head/Fischer bindings in the basement)  before deciding that it looked "most" like an LD toe (which I have on Tyrolia RFII LD12s and, as you noted, Head FF+ 14s). It may even be an Elan specific housing (like e.g. the "SL Head" toe on Head LD12s - is that really an LD or an SL under the hood?).

No need to split hairs though - we agree its a decent binding!
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for your identification help.  Heel is definitely not diagonal.
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