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Sultan 85 Flat vs. Fluid Binding?

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Very serious about picking up a pair of 2010 Sultan 85's in the 178 length.  The pair I would buy are flat with the Dynastar binding that comes with them.  Should I be looking for this ski with the fluid system?  I have heard talk that this ski may be better flat?

 

thanks,

Brian

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Personally, I would buy them flat because it makes for a much lighter system. In addition, you may use a set of bindings that you may already have, or choose a binding that is different than what the integrated system offers. The Looks that come on the Dynastars are certainly a very good binding IMHO.

I do believe that there are some skis that benefit from an integrated system but generally they are narrower waisted skis designed for harder snow. I own a pair of Dynastar Contact 4x4s and find their Fluid system very heavy but I do find that the skis seem to transmit my input extremely well.

post #3 of 4

System bindings that just attach to the flat ski add more weight than performance.  A few, like Blizzards, Elans, or Nordies, that are extended into core design, offer noticeable improvement. Have skied the Fluid, did not regard it as the Second Coming. Buy it flat. 

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I just bought a Sultan 80 for my kid. The description sounded like a flat ski that came with the bindings. When they arrived, it was the fluid system. Might want to contact the seller to make sure it's a flat ski.

 

Actually was happy it came with the fluid system. Took 5 minutes to put on the binding and allows me to adjust his bindings as he grows (size 12 feet in a 12 yo!).

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