Well what is your din setting? A range of 8-14 covers most skiers if your around 8 or 9 that puts you in the 12 din binding range. There are so many good bindings in that range. If your 12-14 then that's a 16 din binding and there are certainly less in that category. Wht are your current bindings set too? If your not sure what you should be on, what is your height, weight, age, BSL and skier type.
Just sayin, but I don't think it's possible for someone 135lb on a DIN of >8, let alone 12 or even 14...getting a 12 DIN binding should be more than enough for you. There are a ton of 12/13 DIN bindings out there, STH12 Driver, Griffon, PX 12/Axial2 120, etc.
why do you say that its not possible?? I rock my mogul skis at 10 during training and 10.5 during comps. I am only a tad bigger than op but I ski very aggressively and my dins have saved me from some nasty bobbles.
I dot doubt he could ride a 10 if he was really good, but the range makes it questionable. Because he said 8-14, I would guess that he needs to get his forward pressure checked, and he could be riding them a lot lower
I'd say go with STH 14 Drivers, Peak 15's, or FKS 14. All are bombproof bindings that the majority of NS seems to like. Plus you're probably still growing so you may need the higher DIN later on. Anything higher, however, and you will have too high of a minimum DIN on the binding (Most 16 DIN bindings have a 9 DIN minimum).
You could go lower though. Something like a Griffon might work well for you. I'm a little heavier than you and my Griffons have been perfect - no pre-releasing at all.
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