Im planning on buying an 09 pair of 185 Armada Fleet El reys, should i buy a new pair of bindings or use the same ones from my 158 rossi ghettos, im still using my same technica boots but now weighing more?
well from when i got the rossis in 07, i grew about 6 inches, im 6 feet, and moneys a bit tight so im planning on the armadas being the last pair i get until college hopefully, i dono what bindings i have, they're white rossi and say 100 on them. they're in ok condition, a bit scratched up. im not very gear savvy, im mostly just wondering if my change in ski size, wieght, and height, would require new bindings because armada doesnt make them
mi cousing bougt me brand new 09 armadas el rey, and i havent bought them any bindings.. do you recomend any for these?? im 6'1/2'' i weigh 185 pounds, i spend 50/40% of my time en groomers, 50/40% in park and 10% in pow....i consider my self a very agressive skier and kinda expert with racin skis, but these are the first twin tips i own....therefore im new to bindings, not to twin tip riding which i already donde last season..
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Since your an agressive skier @ 185lbs i'd suggest something like a Rossignol Axial2 150 free or SAS2 140. Depends what you ride your dins at normally, all the axials/SAS are solid but you don't want to be to close to maxing out something like the 120's which might be the case. You know more about where you set your dins better than me but im same height and about 15lbs lighter as you and i ride at about 10 which is pretty close to what i would consider the "max" on a 12 din binding.But then again your new to park so you might want it a bit lower. Marker jesters and salomon STH 14's would be other solid options. I use FKS 155's which i love, but these days there harder to find and when you do can be expensive.
well, i had the salomon sth14 and marker jesters in my mind since i did some research in the forums and they appear to be what i was looking for. Nevertheless i wanted to have few more options into consideration. As i said i used twin tips last season and set the bindings to 9-10 but idk which bindings i was using by then..they seemed to be working pretty well for me and they released when i needed it. i rather not look into 12 din bindings since having them set at 10 as you said would be forcing them too much. so the sas240 seems to be a pretty good option to take into consideration...in addition i live in argentina and i can hardly find this gear in mi country...therefore i have to buy em in the states when im coming and the currency exchange is a huge pain in the ass for me....so the prices of the salomon sth 14 and jester are very expensive (2009) and i was looking for a cheaper option still having the same specs...
thanks so much
very useful help there!!!! ++++++++k for you