Bindings! What's the word?

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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:26 am

I’ve been rocking my trusty fritchis, t2s and freerides for 20 seasons now, and still love them, I feel confident in them and they are super easy to get in and out of which is crucial for 14er skiing where you will take your skis on and off about an average of twenty times per descent. 😂

One upside is that there’s a decent selection of setups on Craigslist and what not for reasonable prices as everyone is moving to tech binding
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by ulvetano » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:16 am

I've had a bit of fear with my Dynafits after Otina's trials and tribulations, but none-the-less sticking with them. A light setup is a game changer in my opinion and I'm a single quiver guy for all things in-bounds and out. I'm on DPS Pagoda Tours (105s), Dynafit ST Rotation, Maestrale boots, and BD Ascension skis (prefer the Glidelight). For me this type of setup has been great and allows you to travel fast and ski anything.
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by Barnold41 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:43 am

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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by SnowAlien » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:56 am

I am loving my Dynafit TLT Superlites! The older I get the less weight I want to haul uphill. The annoying part is the low heel riser (and the price) :(
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by NathanRL » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:20 am

If anything'll get me to leave race bindings, it'll be the Ski Trab Titan Vario. Definitely want to try it out and see if it really releases like an alpine binding.
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by dsr80304 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:12 pm

I'll second that Shifts are no bueno for any significant touring or vertical. They are great for 50/50 skis, travel, sidecountry, but I'd recommend a dedicated touring binding for distance and vert
I'll also second inserts - I have one current pair of skis I like for both inbounds and BC and only takes 10-15 mins to switch em over from one to the other. The downside is that each pair of skis is that much cheaper (no required new bindings), so "saving" money on bindings = blowing alot more $$$ on more skis
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by wheresgibbs » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:51 pm

ATK all the way -- have logged lots of time w/Dynafits and G3 Ions and very happy to have found ATK. Putting the new C-Raider 12 to the test this season and nothing but good words to say.
FWIW I am not huge and not aggressive. If I were, or if I were really concerned about about it, I would consider the Vipecs.
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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by bergsteigen » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:58 pm

After 8 years on Dynafits, I found two failed to release modes to snap bones, so I’m done. They’re still on my resort uphill skis, cause groomers.

Shifts can do big tours, just gotta have strong legs! So stop whining.

Any binding has failure modes that won’t release, and I’ll find them. I have Look Pivots on all my resort gear - and surprise - you can’t release perpendicularly out of them. Go fig. Thankfully I stopped the fall before unhinging my knee.

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Re: Bindings! What's the word?

Post by CaptCO » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:04 pm

bergsteigen wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:58 pm
After 8 years on Dynafits, I found two failed to release modes to snap bones, so I’m done. They’re still on my resort uphill skis, cause groomers.

Shifts can do big tours, just gotta have strong legs! So stop whining.

Any binding has failure modes that won’t release, and I’ll find them. I have Look Pivots on all my resort gear - and surprise - you can’t release perpendicularly out of them. Go fig. Thankfully I stopped the fall before unhinging my knee.

The more you play, the more chances for something to go wrong.
Word! I board, but this is valuable (albeit foreign) information for me if I switch to skis! Your experience and input on this forum is priceless 8)
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