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Line vs. Armada? - Best Bindings for the job?
Hey, I'm debating between AR6s and the Chronic Wides. Opinions?
Also, I've been riding 1st Gen 159cm PE's with axium bindings. Their bascially shit bindings but their super light which is why I bought them. Alot of people have axials, Scratch bindings etc. Are they noticably better? Is it worth the extra weight/cash? Im looking into mounting the Axial 120 ti, also considering the regular chronics due to weight.
Im an expert skiier, about 155lb and 5'9"
well the chronic is a stiff poppy all mtn ski, the ar6 is an all mtn ski but has a little softer flex which id recomend, the binding issue isnt gonna be noticably different under your feet either, id say get some 171-176 ar6's and mound them -2 from center
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get 176, wont be ahrder to jib on and you'll hav more stability and better all aroudn performance
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At your height, you should be riding skis in the 170-180 range. Truthfully, you'll be happy with either ski. Here's the deciding factors: Chronic Wide is stiffer, Armada is softer. Chronic Wide is a little wider, Armada is a little skinnier. So, what do you like?
If you can't decide because you want to go wide but softer, try the Chronic Blend. Oh, if it helps, all the Chronic models have sick graphics.
Dude at 155lbs you don't want to be riding Axiums anymore. They are a mid-level consumer binding, probably only decent for urban skis. Yes it is worth more money for a higher DIN binding that will be more durable and perform better for park skiing. Look for some used ones out there if you are worried about price, there are lots of deals to be found right now.
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Actually, as long as you're not having problems with them, Axiums are fine. I have Scratch Axiums (DIN to 11) on a pair of skis and I've never had a problem with them. They never release when they're not supposed to and they're in tip top shape, and they are super light as well.
A lot of people talk big about expensive bindings, but really all they do is hold your skis on. They could be replaced with duct tape if need be (don't do that though). The only reason you'd need to switch would be if you were riding at the top of the DIN (using bindings that go to 10 AT 10 all the time stretches the springs and wears them out fast), or if they weren't functioning properly (eject you when they shouldn't, don't eject when they should). If they are working FOR YOU, then there's no reason to spend more cash. Riding hard may break them after a while as they are not top of the line, but why not wait until that happens to buy new ones?
get scratch binding sooo good realy heavy
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