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Hey guys, I need help. I am about 5'10 150lbs and this is my first year
freestyle skiing. I got some cheaper stuff this year because I just
plan on learning and not going too big. I got the 08/09 Salomon
Suspects and Salomon z10 bindings. But i've been reading and i'm
concerned that my bindings might crack and can't take the impact of
freestyle skiing and my DIN might possibly be too low. Help me out
I wouldn't be concerned about your bindings so much as your skis.
id be concerned about both equally. the z10's cant really take hard skiing and will most likely break if skied hard and depending on how many rails you do and things you tap. but since you're just learning i doubt you'll be extremely hard on your stuff, so i wouldn't worry too much. have fun skiing! :)
BINDINGS ARE FOR PUSSIES!
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"skiing is one of the few sports that require two balls."-Peter Atkins
Concerning the skis, I know at least one person who isn't too hard on their equipment, and the suspects have been just fine.
Concerning the bindings, it could be hit or miss. If you get pretty good quickly, the bindings might give out. Then again, they may work just fine.
I had to learn the hard way, skis or bindings, you get what you paid for (unless you get some crazy good deal). It is always worth it, to me at least, to spend a little more and get slightly burlier gear. It doesn't sound like you can do too much about it now.
If i were you, I wouldn't be too worried about it, but just know that it MAY happen, as is the case with any skis, bindings.
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing.
- Warren Miller
Both the skis and bindings have issues..however, since this is your first year in the park, I wouldn't be SUPER concerned, you're not going to be putting the crazy beating that the average park rat puts on them just yet, but just like people above me said....be aware that they could potentially break on you.
~WAKIN' UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT!~
I doubt theyll break unless you spend all day every day in the park. If they do...then oh well, not much you can do. Just have fun and dont worry about it.
Fuck it, Huck it
"Always better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission."-Mr. Panda
Skiing isnt a sport-it's a lifestyle
hey man u dont need to worry about skis. although the suspects had problems i have a pair and they have been soo good. i just detuned my edges and they are in great shape after 1 and a half seasons,. but i would look for a different binding. Maybe griffons or sth 14 drivers.
i had suspects. the edges blew out after a month. and my first day on them... the topsheet fucking cracked... IT CRACKED! are topsheets even supposed to do that??? ever? I think not. but the warranty picked them up and i just got another pair. so its all good i guess.
I don't wanna be a ditch digger :'(
Yeah, thanks for the support. I have a warranty and i'm friendly with the shop owner at my mountain (where I bought them) so i'm considering returning the bindings but i'm gonna keep the skis. I ski aggresively but don't beat the hell out of my shit (rocks and trees and such) I bought the bindings for like $125 so what would be another binding that I wouldn't have to pay much extra for but will have better quality and be better?
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