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Binding for Icelantic Nomad, need help

post #1 of 9
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Hi all!

 

I need your help!

 

Ordered a pair of Icelantic Nomads today, super excited to get them, but alas I need a binding fitting for them. Currenly I have Head RF 11 I think.

 

I have been having a hard time finding some bindings, mainly because I don't really get which bindings can go with a wide ski like the Nomads, 105waist. I have read around on the forums and on the internet and from what I gather a Marker Griffon 12 which is 90 mm could go on a wide ski like the Kung Fujas(103-5 waist I think the new ones are) and that doesn't really fit in my head*confused*. Would the Griffon 12 be an option for the Nomads?

 

I have mainly been looking at Marker squire 110mm model, since they have big brakes and should fit the Nomads. Any suggestions to what other bindings would go nicely with the skis?

 

This is my second pair of skis/bindings and its the first time I have actually been trying to understand all the weird numbers that stands next to the ski and bindings, I usually just rent a pair and ski around on them for a couple of weeks a year.

So any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!

Ragyn

post #2 of 9

Almost all bindings have replaceable brakes, I'd suggest starting with a binding with brakes that fit... but they can easily be replaced. You mentioned Griffons having 90mm brakes, they also have 110mm brakes. Look/ Rossignol Axial2 bindings have a 100mm, 120mm and I think a 140mm brake option. Tyrolia/Head/Peak Mojo bindings have a 110mm option...

 

Your options are almost limitless, start with a brand you like and go from there, but get the right width brake from the get-go. They are out there.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Cool thanks for clarifying.

My mind is set on either the Mojo 15s or Marker Squire. My main concern with the Squires are that they have such a low DIN range(3-11) compared to the Mojo's 15, thinking the low DIN range might be a problem out in the Powder, though I'm not super aggressive yet. The problem with the Mojos are that I have to order them from the States(The House) and I have had problems ordering stuff from across the pond before, whereas the Squires can be bought from Germany, price is somewhat the same give or take a 10-15 USD.

 

If anyone have any thoughts on my concerns, to help me make up my mind that'd be great.

post #4 of 9

Ragyn, the actual width of the nomad is 111, so make sure you order a 110 brake!  FWIW- i love griffon's on the Nomads, together, they make a super light setup

post #5 of 9

Get the Griffon.  I know several people who ski on Icelantics and every one of them uses the Griffon binding.  I just got a pair of Shamans and that's what I'll be having mounted too.  When I asked Icelantic about bindings they only recommended the Marker Jester and Griffon.

post #6 of 9

The bindings story is simple: get whatever you can get cheap that has brake width that fits your skis, and DIN range that's appropriate for you (so you would be roughly in the middle of the DIN range).  End of story.   All bindings today work well, and all of them can be mounted onto every flat ski.  People can have personal preferences (such as "every Icelantic ski should be mounted with Marker"), but they are just that- personal preferences. 

post #7 of 9

end of story?  as long as this is your skis and your acls!

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

Ragyn, the actual width of the nomad is 111, so make sure you order a 110 brake!  FWIW- i love griffon's on the Nomads, together, they make a super light setup


Hmm cool. Thought it was 105*boggle*

 

Griffon seem a bit pricy, compared to Squire/Mojos but I've heard good things so I guess those are the ones I go with.
 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

end of story?  as long as this is your skis and your acls!


Can you show me a pair of binding (that you can currently buy retail) that would endanger your ACL?     We all have personal preferences (for example, I would rather put Looks on my skis than anything else), but those preferences have very little to do with safety.

 

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