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STH 12/Griffon/Px 12/SFB'S
So I am newer to skiing, I guess I would call myself a level 1 skiier, but I am progressing quickly. I am 6 foot 180 and I'm trying to find the right binding.
At this point I think it is between the Px 12, Market Griffon and Sth 12. Price is not and issue since I found them all within $110-140 price range.
So when I do get better i am planning on doing %80 all mountian and %20 park. Which bindings would you recommend for this and in general? Which is the most durable? The most functional? Are there any other bindings you would recomend? And so on and so forth.
+k for help!
ON A SIDE NOTE:
I just bought the 2013 Line Sir Francis Bacond for a cheap price. The recommended mount is 2.5 cm back from true center. Where would you recommend I mount for the %80 to %20 ratio I stated earlier. I was thinking 1cm back but some in put would be nice!
Thank you very much! And have a great day!
I would buy a little better quality binding. Maybe Salomon sth driver 14 or rossignol axial 14.
Spend a little more if you plan to ride a lot this coming winter.
If your tight for cash any of those you named will work great. Go with a 12 din for sure.
Wouldn't the 14 din bindings be a little high?
The 14 din bindings like the FKS 140, are just better quality bindings, and will last much longer. At 6 feet and 180, as a beginner, the lower DINs on the 14 DIN bindings would work great for all mountain/park skiing, and your bindings will be much more durable.
Shredding whatever shit is in Southern NY.
Thank you, that is very helpful. Anymore input on the bindings would be welcome and also in the Bacons mount point.
It's just not true. There is no way he needs a 14 din binding. And how may I ask are they more durable? The fks 140 for example uses the exact same toe as the px 12. And the heel piece it's self although good suffers from brakes tht can't be easy reaced. One of the most common ways to damage a break is a failed switch landing. A beginner in the park is going to be falling a lot of getting something which can't be easily fixed makes no sense at all.
Op sth 12, px 12, marker griffin or peak 12 would all be great options for you. No need to go buying 14 din bindings yet.
If you are doing that much skiing out of the park id say just rock the recommended 2.5 back or maybe 1.5. It all depends on how you feel and where you keep your weight while you ski. I personally like mu skis centered for park and im very comfortable with them everywhere on the mountain. The only ski i would want mounted back would be a pow ski. Again this is just my opinion and most people who ride all mountain prefer their bindings mounted at the recommended point.
if your gonna spend 80 percent of your time out of the park id say 2.5 would be good maybe 2 or 1.5 back but i personally would go 2.5 and if your worried about them not being good in the park i skied line blends at 3.5 back all year and i had no problem landing 40 foot jumps switch and i was fine with rails to
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Well probably 60-40 now that I think about it more. Keystone and A basin don't get the best snow and that's where my epic pass is too.
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