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Atomic SX11 bindings

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
So I just bought a used pair of Atomic SX11s which the 614 bindings on them.  I am a 5'11, 165, and a very aggressive skier.  I've been told that your DIN setting should fall around the middle of the DIN range of the binding, so I was thinking that since my DIN is normally set around 7.5, that the Neox 412 bindings would be a good choice.  I was wondering if anyone could comment or make any suggestions.

post #2 of 15

Since the range of the binding is 6 to 14 (hence the name), just set them to 7.5.

While, all other things being equal, I might choose a binding where my setting is in the middle:
- I wouldn't go out and buy a whole new pair of bindings solely for that purpose.
- 7.5 isn't that close to the "end" of the range.
- I'm not sure the Neox bindings will mount to the plate on those skis, though I don't really know. In any event, you know the 614s work.

Side note:
- There are some Atomic bindings which break, and it's possible those are among them. Generally speaking, it is my impression that the ones that break are the ones whose plastic shells are mostly colored, not the ones whose plastic shells are mostly black, with shiny colored inserts.
- I have no idea whether 7.5 is the appropriate setting for you, but at least it doesn't sound obviously wrong.

post #3 of 15
Some visuals ....

These have a tendency to be defective:

These, not so much:

With the caveat that I don't know if that's exactly a hard-and-fast rule, on either side.

It's the heels that are defective. If you have some, you'll find out: you'll walk out of them for utterly no reason from time to time.
post #4 of 15
These bindings were part of the big Atomic recall (the ones that Atomic admitted had problems with heels cracking) ......

1998-2002 models.  listed below. 


The recall affects the heel components of the following Atomic alpine ski bindings: Race 310, Race 412, RaceRace 310, RaceRace 412, Xentrix 310, Xentrix 311, Xentrix 412, C310, C311, C412, CR 310, CR 412, R 310, R 412, SX 310, SX 412, Device 311, Device 412, Centro 310, Centro 412, and Dynamic ADX 312, RD10, X412, Centro 412. The recall includes only those bindings manufactured from 1998 through 2002 The year of manufacture can be located on the underside of the heel lever

There are no 614s in that list, and Race 310s/412s are just as susceptible as Device/Xentrix/Centro.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info.  So should I just stick with the SX614s or consider replacing the bindings with something that will put my DIN in the middle of the DIN range.
post #6 of 15
What I would do (which isn't exactly what you asked):

Stick with the 614 bindings. If they're marked SX614, I'm pretty sure they're of "very likely okay" vintage per my photos above (with green accent colors, rather than red).
post #7 of 15
I have the same set-up and Bindings.  They are good bindings.  Use them
post #8 of 15

What are those plastic parts with the screw on them called? I just lost one and can't find its name on the internet either.


post #9 of 15

 "race afd"

post #10 of 15

DON'T change your bindings just so you are in the middle of the range. That is completely silly. The binding gives a range that has been tested and been found to be safe, otherwise you wouldn't have the option.


These are really nice bindings. I have destroyed a heel piece like described above and its the 2nd picture. Just replace them if it happens to you -- unlikely.


post #11 of 15


Seems that I can't find anything on the market.

I'll just have to fabricate something myself :(

post #12 of 15
Originally Posted by andreas334 View Post


Seems that I can't find anything on the market.

I'll just have to fabricate something myself :(


Be patient and ask around.    Someone on this board might very easily have a part in the back of the shop. 


Try also the "Wanted and PSA for gear" forum.    


post #13 of 15

I have one, but its for the binding i broke the heel on... I was hoping someday perhaps atomic would recall it and would get my money back on it. Some shop should have it or be able to order it for oyu maybe. But if not, I might be willing to sell. its just a cheap piece of plastic.

Originally Posted by andreas334 View Post


Seems that I can't find anything on the market.

I'll just have to fabricate something myself :(


post #14 of 15

Where are you located? I have some parts I can part with now that the X-Race is the primary binding used now.


PM me since I don't visit the site all that often.


post #15 of 15

Sadly I'm located in Europe, Romania, I don't know if it's possible to send the part here, or if it's worth it, but thanks for your offer.

I didn't find one on our forums neither, so I'll have to make one myself :P

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