Alright, so this is quite possibly another half-cocked idea about binding tech, but while I was thinking about the pros and cons of different bindings, and reading threads about people wanting to use different toe and heel pieces on their skis I had this thought: Why not use an FKS/Look racestock heelpiece (155 in this case) and the toepiece from the P14 (pivoting version)? This would give you a soild metal heel, and a toe with multi-directional release, while still being able to run a DIN of 12 (or 13 on the heel) if you need to. The only reason I thought this up was because I didn't like the fact that the racestocks toe only releases to the side, because I sometimes backseat landings, and I had a friend break his leg right above the boot because he over-rotated a backflip and his binding wouldn't release upwards. What do you guys think?
i think your plan would work but damn that would be an expensive binding setup. and i cant imagine anyone would want the set with the fks toes and p14 heels unless you sold them to people who just needed new toes or heels.
yup. the newer tt9s have that EXACT setup. the only thing i dont like about them, is the pivot toe has some play in it. i got the old tt9s for, get this, 5 bucks on ebay. they needed some work, but after repairing them, they are the best binders ive ever had. directional release, all metal toe, tons of adjustments, INSANE boot hold (not a DROP of slop). i originally planned on doing the pivot toe swap with these binders, but once i got them and took the toes apart, it was immediately evident that this is a FAR better toe piece. but from what you have, yes. the racestock toe is not nearly as safe. they will interface just fine.
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Dumbest reply thus far? The PX are complete shit compared to the FKS/P18, and they aren't as good as the older Pivot Look/Rossi's either. And yes, the FKS 120 has the multi-directional toe piece, but for someone that needs a higher DIN, they'l only run to 10 safely. I was just figuring that the toe and heel would work find together since that's the basic set-up the FKS 120 has, but it would be expensive, unless you could go to a ski swap, or even better...a race ski swap, shit there goes for cheap. I saw some lady (not a good skier, she was lapping the bunny hill) skiing on Rossi race skis with FKS 155's she said she got the set-up at a swap for $85.
I know of those two options, I was just throwing out another, especially if someone already has both pairs, or has come extra binding pieces in their gear pile. Sorry dude, didn't mean to sound like a dick, but I just don't like the PX that much at all, but I also don't like the fact that the toe on the FKS only releases to the side.