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Questions about high DIN bindings
I made my bindings explode today (Salomon 912TI, new it would happen eventually) so I am shopping around for bindings. I am looking for something durable as hell, like an FKS 120 or 155 or a pair of Deadbolt 15's. Maybe some STH's but I don't know how they could compare to the FKS. Anyway, disregarding release systems, do higher DIN bindings hold up any better than their low DIN counterparts in your experience? (Ex: Griffon vs. Jester, STH 14 vs. 16, etc.)
I also wonder what most people use as thier limit for maxing out a binding. I ride my park skis at 10 on a 12 binding, I wouldn't want to go higher on that binding.
I will likely grab a pair of the new Deadbolts for cheap, they have a heel track very similar to the STH's and that is always what seems to fail for me.
in general yes, higher din bindings are more durable than their lower din counterparts. its not just because of the higher din though, it is because most often the higher din bindings use more metal parts than lower din bindings. So usually you have more strength but also more weight
The addition of more weight is negligible due to it being placed neat the boot. It does not add to the swing weight
and what he ^ said about the swing weight is also true.
But a lot of lower din counterparts are the exact same binding with a different spring in it.
this is true but if you read my post, you will see that i said "it is because MOST often the higher din bindings use more metal parts than lower din bindings."
I myself have destroyed at least three pairs of z12s (i could get them for like a hundred bucks new so i would keep buying the shit) but i bought the sth 14 i went with the 14 cause you for sure have no need for a 16 unless you are like 250 lbs. plus the 14 is lighter and the are damn bomb proof so far
titanium though much lighter than stainless steel, breaks easier then the temeratures are low. i broke 2 pair of 912ti
The important thing in my opinion is binding material. I can ride a p18 made of plastic (hypothetically) and break the shit out of them with the din on 15 for all I care.
What I do is ride race stock full metal bindings. Problem solved! DIN set at 9 for resorts, 13 for backcountry. Haven't had any problems.
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