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Attack 13 Demo bindings - how much room to adjust?
Hey NS, I’ve seen some debates on here about how legit the attack 13 demos are, but one thing I haven’t seen covered:
Can you really use them to switch up your mount point for different days/conditions?
I’m imagining I would mount them so that when they’re slid all the way all the way forward, they’re at true center, then on days when I wanna skip the park and just bomb, I could slide them back. I don’t know that much about demo bindings - I’ve always owned regular ones. Then at first I thought that the toe and the heel piece wouldn’t both slide, but now I see people are saying that they both do.
So is this possible? More details:
Boot size: 26.5
Skis: brand new pair of Liberty Helix 98s
Roofbox seemed to love the helix 98s when center mounted, which would be my park days, and blister seemed to love them for bombing when mounted way back at -7, where suggested by liberty.
I use the AAAttack demos on most of the skis I'm on, and am the dude that wrote the Helix review on Blister.
Yes, it's easy to move both the heel and toe to change the mount point. I end up doing this on a lot of the skis I review. I don't have a pair in front of me, but there's a really large range of adjustment on those demos (from roughly 270 BSL to 350 BSL, but I think it's actually even more than that).
I'm also a 26.5 boot (305 BSL on most boots), which puts me right around the middle of the adjustment range of a demo binding. So I can typically move the bindings forward or back around 4 cm. If you want to be able to move the bindings backward more than roughly 4 cm, then you could have the shop mount the plates a bit forward of the recommended line on the Helix, and adjust accordingly. Also, always make sure to double check the forward pressure.
Wow holy shit that was fast - and a million times more informative than I was expecting right off the bat. Loved your review, by the way.
I’m going for it, sounds like the ideal set up for these helix 98s.
Thanks a ton breh!!
I advice to not buy demo bindings at all. If you are doing any park or backcountry absolutely not. I had a pair of Look Demos and then a pair of AAAttack demos on a pair of SFB because my feet were still growing at that time. I had two problems: first of all they both blew out after a year. The retention systems were good but they were not even close to strong enough for a park or backcountry skier. Secondly: they were just not comfortable. First off there was a lot of play in the bindings: they wiggle and move and it was pretty uncomfortable and honestly scary. They also ride pretty high.
I twisted my knee on vacation in Colorado because the binding blew out. I went to the store that same hour and bought some Marker Griffins and l never looked back. If your feet are growing just remount; it’s safer and you’ll have a better time.
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