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Bindings for 2010 gotama

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Thread Starter 
I am about to pull the triger on some 2010 volkl gotamas and was wondering what bindings I should put on there that will be affordable since I am stretching my budget already with the boards. Intermediate overweight skier (300#s) mainly for use in all mountain conditions.  Any suggestions? thx in advance and go broncos!!!!!!!
post #2 of 9
Marker Griffon or Jester.  I have the Griffon on Mantra's and love em.
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I put Dukes on my Gold Goats 07/08 model and LOVE them, may be the "best" set-up I've ever used...  Hope you went long on your Goats at your weight..  My goats are my favorite skis..  Happy hunting..
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 I am buying the skis this week and I am thinking of getting the 186 length
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Lets put it this way, I'm 178-185lbs (depending) and ski the 183's, and granted that model skis short in comparison to the new one, however, at your weight you probably want to go up in size..  Anyone? Anyone? 

If you can try to demo both sizes it would be a good thing, remember this is now a powder oriented ski with slight rocker and skier weight is Far more important than height...   PM SJ he will provide you with his Vast knowledge of skis and hopefully point you in the right direction ..Happy hunting.. 
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Thread Starter 
 thank you all , i am actually holding off for a couple of weeks as I may change my ski selection. I was between gotamas and line prophet 100 but now Im thinking of another ski as well.... Salomon Shogun but this thread was about bindings so I wont hijack my own thread
post #7 of 9
Head mojo 15, marker jester or griffon, if you never ski steep terrain or powder then look/ rossi etc..
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post

Head mojo 15, marker jester or griffon, if you never ski steep terrain or powder then look/ rossi etc..

This reads as if you are saying "buy Look/ Rossi if you never ski steep terrain."

What you meant, I'm sure, is to give everyone other than Look / Rossignol a backhanded compliment... which is total BS, but whatever, at least you should try to be clear on the interweb. You like Look/ Rossi and don't care for the others, you probably should have just said it like that.

About Look/ Rossi: there are numerous types of bindings that they produce and there are different generations of those. The Axium/ Nova is a recreational binding that would straight up suck for a 300lber on Goats. The Axial1/ P series were good bindings that developed massive amounts of heel slop if used hard for more than a season, the PX/ Axial2 are very good bindings that do absolutely nothing special and the lower DIN versions are prone to broken heels. The FKS... well that IS something special. A super burly binding that pretty much never releases at all. The holy grail for hard chargers, a truly bad idea for anyone else... or anyone who plans on having healthy knees later in life.
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post




This reads as if you are saying "buy Look/ Rossi if you never ski steep terrain."

What you meant, I'm sure, is to give everyone other than Look / Rossignol a backhanded compliment... which is total BS, but whatever, at least you should try to be clear on the interweb. You like Look/ Rossi and don't care for the others, you probably should have just said it like that.

About Look/ Rossi: there are numerous types of bindings that they produce and there are different generations of those. The Axium/ Nova is a recreational binding that would straight up suck for a 300lber on Goats. The Axial1/ P series were good bindings that developed massive amounts of heel slop if used hard for more than a season, the PX/ Axial2 are very good bindings that do absolutely nothing special and the lower DIN versions are prone to broken heels. The FKS... well that IS something special. A super burly binding that pretty much never releases at all. The holy grail for hard chargers, a truly bad idea for anyone else... or anyone who plans on having healthy knees later in life.

 

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. It is early and I don't spend a ton of time proof reading these.

Look type bindings are much harder to get into than other bindings. Should you come out of your ski they can suck to get back into. This can be dangerous on steep terrain. The problem compounds in powder. I have them on some skis not a bad binding. But I am not mounting them on skis where I'll be skiing steeps or powder. JMHO
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