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bindings/affect on skiing
I understand one of the most important thing about bindings is whether or not they can hold up to constant abuse without breaking. I also understand they are important in avoiding injuries. I was wondering if they actually can affect your skiing...can a great set of bindings help you ski better???
Yes, better ski + binding + boot interface allows better control which is better skiing, don't get shitty bindings
good bindings do mean better skiing... funny thing though, up untill like 2 or so years ago, i had these old ass salomon bidings from like 1993 and they were super good at everything
if i had great skis and boots i just dont understand how shit bindings will affect my skiing
bindings connect you to the ski. you dont want shitty ones
'I should put my camera on a tripod - its easier to drink beer that way' - dirty steve
The biggest thing affecting just ski performance is: Bindings are made to keep your boot in one place on the ski. So, a shitty binding is one that doesn't do that (your boot moving in any direction with respect to the ski is bad).
Beyond that, there are some minor differences that come into play, but are preferences (they don't make a binding shitty or not).
1. How far the binding lifts you off the ski (farther = better carving, closer = more stable on landings)
2. How the binding tilts your boot. Some bindings have a higher rear plate to push you forward to help engaging the edge.
3. The area of the ski the binding attaches to. A shorter footprint (Look/Rossi) lets the ski flex a little more naturally.
There are other saftey issues when discussing how shitty a binding is, but they don't neccessarily affect your skiing.
skitolive, good boots and skiis just aren't good boots and skiis with shitty bindings
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