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Binding/Plate combo for Stockli GSR's?

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I'm looking for suggestions for binding/plate combos for my new 185 GSR's.  I am currently on old 192 GSR's with Atomic 614's mated to the Atomic Carving Plate.  I LOVE they way these ski, but by the end of the day, the heavy weight feels like they are going to rip my legs off at the knees on those last rides up the lift. 

My DIN # is only 7, so I was thinking Atomic Race 4.12's with the WC DH/GS plates, but I can't find any info on Atomic plates.  Do they even sell them separately anymore?

My other thought was the Tyrolia/Head FreeFlex11 with one of their riser plates.  Are these comparable function wise to the Atomics?  I have been a long time believer in the ESS/Atomic free flexing mechanics.

Anyone know anything about Vist plates?  I found some info on those on-line, but I figured anything with rubber in it might be overkill since the Stockli's are so well damped on their own.

Waiting for Snow in NH,
Bob K.
post #2 of 4
 Marker WC Piston plate is a great plate and pretty readily available. I've got it on 2 pairs of skis.
post #3 of 4
I've used both the Neox 5:14 and the Tyrolia Freeflex. The Neox are the heaviest bindings I've ever used. These function perfectly but are heavier than the Atomic Race 4:12.

The Tyrolia bindings are much lighter and have a broad DIN range. The FreeFlex 11 is a junior race binding and are not intended for normal sized adults.

Michael
Edited by WILDCAT - 11/29/09 at 3:37am
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips.  I'll go look at the Markers since I know one of the local shops have those, but I think I'm leaning towards the Tyrolia's.  Yeah, at 6' and only 145lbs. I'm not exactly "normal" sized I guess.  I wanted to go as low as possible on the DIN ranges since the release springs are probably 70% of the weight in a binding.  I do typically ski at pretty high speeds though (night with no crowds) so I should probably not go too low.

Bob K.
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