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Binding choice help again.........

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hi ,the PX12 Lifter that was recomended , is a tad out out of my price range ,and unavaileble at this ski shop at this time .I am looking at the NX12 Lifter ,Head LD12 and Marker M11.0 TC free .I eventually plan to pass these bindings on to one of my kids ,and try the Schizo .2009 Legend 8000 165cm .My DIN is 6 ,160lbs intermediate level 6sh 60/40 on/off piste is my intended use .Again , thanks for all the expert advice and opinion..........

post #2 of 17
Tramdock and some patients....
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
I would rather stick with a local shop for ski ,binding and most boot purchase's .There have been many times when they have come thru in a pinch . 
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Tramdock and some patients....
 
post #4 of 17
I can see buying boots local, but a bindings?  I've seen them on there for just over $100 (sometimes less than $100), which is very hard to resist.....

For your size and weight a NX12 would be fine.  The LD12 is also a good binding.  Personally I think Look/Rossi bindings are the best, never had a pre-release.  Tyrolia is pretty good too.  I love their Railflex bindings.

I'm not a fan of marker bindings other than the Baron/Duke.  Broke a pair of new jesters after 1 season. Don't have any experience with the schizo though.  
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
The low end Markers do seem chincy .Seeing that I like to clean my boots off on my bindings ,they will be my last choice .First and foremost is safety though ,do you think the LD12 has a safety edge over the NX12 with the "Light Diagonal Heel".........?Thanks for your time......... 

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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

I can see buying boots local, but a bindings?  I've seen them on there for just over $100 (sometimes less than $100), which is very hard to resist.....

For your size and weight a NX12 would be fine.  The LD12 is also a good binding.  Personally I think Look/Rossi bindings are the best, never had a pre-release.  Tyrolia is pretty good too.  I love their Railflex bindings.

I'm not a fan of marker bindings other than the Baron/Duke.  Broke a pair of new jesters after 1 season. Don't have any experience with the schizo though.  




 
post #6 of 17
 EVO gear has some PX12 at very good prices ($129).  This is really a much better binding than the NX, so if all possible, my recommendation is to go with the PX model.  I can't believe the NXs are that much cheaper. 
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
One thing I found with that binding while fondling the owners 8000 fluids , is that the heel piece seems like it could make things difficult on the hill if your on a steep ,especially in loose stuff .The NX's are left overs ,plus I have a low DIN at this time .The NX's would also double the warranty .I'm thinking at my skill level the PX would be overkill .In terms of safety ,the heel piece on the
head/tyrolia LD 12 is advertized as adding an extra safety feature .Should I narrow it down to those two...?

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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post

 EVO gear has some PX12 at very good prices ($129).  This is really a much better binding than the NX, so if all possible, my recommendation is to go with the PX model.  I can't believe the NXs are that much cheaper. 
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Do the Look/Dynastar PX12 and NX12 bindings have the same toe piece.......? I am also wondering if , and how much the Jib model of both bindings dampen the ski..?
post #9 of 17
PX and NX do have the same toe.  If you are putting these on Dynastar skis, either will double the warranty.  (and I think Rossi/Look/Dynastar has the best warranty service dept in the business). You don't have to buy it at the local shop for the warranty to double.  It just has to be on a dynastar ski.  I understand your loyalty to a local shop, but that has always ended at boots and skis. 

I don't know what your price range is, but I would not pass up $129 for PX12's if I was getting new bindings.  That is the price at EVO and I think BCOutlet is close to that as well. 

And the heel is not overkill on the PX, it is better.  Better build quality, shorter mounting pattern and safer release characteristics...and that is what is the most important. 
post #10 of 17
Px heel is awesome in loose stuff because you don't have to step in, you can just close the lever with your hand. It is totally worth the whatever extra it may cost over NX.
post #11 of 17
They are on www.tramdock.com all the time for $99 + shipping. Just get the little pop up thing on your screen and be patient.
post #12 of 17
Everyone Loves the PX....lol
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well...,it is a done deal then.........That is why I joined this forum .Thanks for taking the time to add your input folks .This shop has sold me thousands of dollars worth in bike's ,ski's ,carriers and gear .I bet I will pay a premium for mounting though .
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
One more question .Do the PX12 Jib bindings have the same lift ?How will they change the feel of the ski ,in terms of dampening and control/edging/turning....?Thanks again
post #15 of 17
The rubber lifter on the PX12 Jib is 3mm, as opposed to 6mm for the PX12 Lifter. In theory (extreme case of splitting hairs) the Jib will add shock absorption for when you hit the big terrain park features, whilst the Lifter will be a slightly more solid connection to the skis and give a bit more leverage to get the skis up on edge. In real life - doubt you'll notice a difference.
post #16 of 17
I ordered the PX 12 from Tramdock 10 days ago and got them for $99. That is the way to go.
post #17 of 17
If the shop tries to charge you more than $25 for the mount, ask around on some of the skiers forums.  A lot of us have our own jigs, especially for FKS, Pivot and PX bindings from Rossignol.  Someone somewhere will do it for a six pack (or in your case, enough funds to buy the 6-pack).

KAK
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