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Demo bindings or no? Tyrolia Attack 13s.
I'm thinking about getting a pair of Tyrolia Attack 13 demo bindings. I've heard that demos are way heavier than regular ones but I guess I'm confused on why.
My regular Marker bindings can come off by sliding them off their short rails. Aren't demo bindings just regular bindings, but with much longer rails to allow for more boot adjustments? If that's the case, why would they be much heavier, introduce more flex, and sit way higher than regular bindings?
EDIT: Oh wait, no, nevermind. I just looked more closely at my Markers and there is a short rail for the back binding, but the *front* binding is mounted directly into the ski. Hmmmm... well, still not sure whether to get demo bindings or regular bindings. I've skied on both types, but the demos were on a big burly ski while the regulars where on a light playful one, so it's not a good comparison.
**This thread was edited on Mar 9th 2018 at 3:09:37pm
Like you found, they are heavier because the toe and heel slide over a track, which gives the adjustability for the binding. Some demo bindings suck balls and some are pretty decent. The Tyrolia 13 demo binding is pretty solid given the moving parts not found on the retail version. I have a set with them and ski them a lot, and have no problems with them. Other older demo bindings are pretty shitty and you start to get a lot of extra movement in the toe and heel.
the nice thing about the aattack 13 demo is it really doesnt add much weight and you can move your boot center on the ski by moving the toe and heel back or forward. The other benefit of demos is if you have multiple pairs of skis you could just get another set of the tracks and swap the heel and toe over easily.
I have always toyed with the idea because it would be fun to experiment with the feel of the ski, with your boot center at different points. Also all your friends can ride your skis!
Thanks for the advice. I ended up ordering some new Tyrolia Attack 13s with demo rails. I realized that the demo rails have another really important feature - when I was travelling with my skis it was really helpful to be able to completely remove all the bindings and be able to stack my skis together. In this way I was able to fit more stuff into my ski bag without the bindings acting as weird protrusions in the middle of the bag.
The demo binds I had were the Marker Griffons. Their demo rails are very very low profile, completely flat, and of consistent height throughout the ski, so my skis could stack together very well.
Are the rails on the Tyrolias also the same? Or is the back rail of a different size compared to the front rail?
I checked out some Look Axial 2 and Salomon z12 demo bindings and their tracks are MASSIVE and really high compared to the Marker ones. The front rails were also way different from the back ones.
Pretty sure the attack is the lowest demo binding on the market. I mounted a set on some of my skis and they ski the same as my regular attack 13s. Rear demo track is maybe 3/4 of an inch high but the heel piece sits inside of it so the stand height is lower.
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