k2 double tip skis, does it matter what kinda bindings you get?
k2 double tip skis
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yes it matters. you dont want a binding out of your DIN range
no it has nothing to do with those new fangled double tips. You can mount any binding you want in your DIN range on those skis.
It DOES go past just DIN and what your intentions are with the skis. If you plan in skiing backwards a lot, you will want a binding with less "ramp angle", meaning the degree difference between the heel and toe pieces. Look Pivots/Rossi FKS and Marker JEster/Griffons/Squires all have less ramp. If you plan on skiing park (ditches ) more than 50% of the time, you might consider a center mount on the ski. Which k2 'Double Tip" (AKA Twin tip) were you thinking about? Some are directional (more all mountain w/ the tip wider than the tail) and some are symmetrical (designed for park with the tail and tip being the same width) in the sidecut.
Probably worth a mention, some bindings hold up better while crashing backwards. I had a lot of trouble with the last generation Rossignol/Look Pivot brakes. When you came around switch and ejected, the brake would bend the wrong direction, just like most brakes would. However, the metals used on the Rossignol/Look were so freaking strong, there was virtually no chance of bending it back. It was the clip/mounting point underneath the pivot that would bend and it was a thick strong metal.
On the other hand, I've bent countless Salomon S914's and Tyrolia Mojos and the brakes are easy to bend back into place, as well as easier to replace. Unlike the Look/Rossignol, the binding didn't need to be removed from the ski or plate to put a new brake on.
Not sure how the new brake system works on the new Look Pivot/Rossignol FKS. Pretty sure Salomon and Tyrolia brakes haven't changed much.
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