Cheers ianj, I'll just copy and paste the thread here so people don't have to go back and forth between the two.
"Hi guys girls,
I just bought a pair of new Line Afterbangs since I'm looking for a more
playful and park-related ski as I want to get more and more into park
skiing. I'm just not really sure what bindings I should put on them. I'm
looking at either getting the Salomon STH 14 Drivers or the Rossingal
FKS 140s. Both seem like really good bindings, I think the twisting
heel on the FKS is a smart idea, though not sure if it actually works
since I've never skied with them.
On a similar note, I also want to buy a pair of Surface New Life at 184
long but I think they might be too long for me but everyone I've talked
to has said to go longer with POW skis (I'm 175cm tall) also carn't
really find much info about them and again not sure what bindings I
should put on them.
All any input would be great."
Reply from ianj
"First off, this is in the wrong forum. For future reference, you may
want to look to GT for a thread like this. No hate, just want to help a
new member out.
Now down to business. Both binding
are very good. The twisting heel on the FKS does indeed work and is a
great idea. That being said, I believe the FKS weighs more than the
Drivers but shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Pow skis it is all personal preference and body type. I am 6' 2" weigh
155 and have a pair of 185 Line Mr. Pollard's opus. I was looking into
skis over 190 cm but since I don't ski AK lines or charge hard, I
decided that I wanted the Opus because even though they are 185, they
ski like a 185; versus other pow skis that ski WWAAAYYY shorter than
their length because the effective edge is a lot shorter and they are
perfect for the type of skiing I do.
bindings, do you plan on touring? If so, do you plan on dropping cliffs,
spinning or doing a lot of jumping? If that is the case, your choices
are limited because many AT bindings (Dynafit, G3 etc.) Are not built
for that kind of powder skiing. They are built for getting up
efficiently and getting down quickly. If you are doing jumps, drops and
spins, look at Dues, Barons and Fristichi's. Next year, Salomon is
coming out with their own version of these bindings called the guardian.
So is another company but I cannot remember who off the top of my head.
Another REALLY cool idea is the MFD all time. This is a system where
you can put your regular downhill binding on a metal plate; this then
gets drilled into the ski and Viola! You have yourself a stable AT
binding that will take all te Abuse of a Downhill binding.
you don't plan on touring, than you would be getting a regular pair of
bindings, which really gives you a shit ton of options.
Hope this helped"
Ok so I have now read the What Binding thread now. Think I'm gonna go
with the Rossingal FKS 140 L for my new Afterbangs, the rotating heel seem like a good idea if I fuck up in the park on the jumps. But no idea what I
should get for the Surface New Life since there so wide what binding
have breaks that are that wide?