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Thread: MFD Alltime or Marker Baron ?
04-30-2012, 03:11 PM #1Minion
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MFD Alltime or Marker Baron ?
I've just bought Majesty Velvet 170 for my girlfriend and need to decide which option will be the best.
Baron: weight - 2.450
MFD: weight - 1.200 + binding at least 2.000
Stack height is for sure big +, however on the other hand there is weight, almost 1.000g more.
One thing also concerns me, for the size S/M total lenght of the plates is 581mm isn't it too much for such short skis - 170cm ?
04-30-2012, 03:38 PM #2
It comes down to opinion. Both systems have their pros and cons, and I think you covered them well.
I can tell you that I haven't found the stack height on Dukes to be a problem, and my gf likes her Barons on her 168 S3s.
Personally, I'm concerned of the effects of the MFD on the ski's flex.
04-30-2012, 03:38 PM #3
unless she's hucking some hudge cliffs or is a real fatty i don't see a reason to get the mfd's.
04-30-2012, 03:48 PM #4
04-30-2012, 03:49 PM #5
If you already have a binding that is compatible with MFD, then go with MFD. They are cheaper, have a lower stack height, and ski better.
The MFD plate allows the ski to flex way more than any other AT binding.Cheap gear for Mags at Backcountry Freeskier
04-30-2012, 03:55 PM #6
Another thing to consider is whether the bindings you're putting on the MFD can accept touring soles, and if you're going to care about that.
04-30-2012, 04:16 PM #7Minion
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Neither of that. She is thin and quite a beginner. I am also concerned how will plates effect on flex, especially when the skis are so short...
Barons seems to be the best option for her.
04-30-2012, 04:49 PM #8
I have a friend who works ski patrol up on Hood and she rides barons. No issues that I am aware of and she rips pretty hard.
04-30-2012, 05:00 PM #9
04-30-2012, 05:11 PM #10... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
04-30-2012, 05:34 PM #11
04-30-2012, 06:42 PM #12
Marker touring bindings don't affect flex much, the heel-end of the frame is free to slide on the rear baseplate.
Last edited by 1000-oaks; 04-30-2012 at 07:35 PM.
04-30-2012, 07:10 PM #13
i can't believe it took this long:
barons mounted on mfds, best of both worlds.In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
05-01-2012, 11:10 AM #14
You guys are too nice.
We're going to need pics of the girl. naked as possible. to make an accurate recommendation.No longer stuck.
05-01-2012, 11:13 AM #15
05-01-2012, 01:12 PM #16
dynaduke swap plates on inserts on 3 pairs of Rax.No longer stuck.
05-02-2012, 10:35 AM #17
Get the Tours, they are a pound lighter per pair and ski just fine...I don't understand everyone's obsession with clunky, heavy "touring" setups...
I guess the MFD concept is cool for the 5 skiers who actually ski hard enough that they actually think they will blow up any other binding, but its the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen, not to mention the weight of that setup...
I think there is an unrealistic industry-wide paranoia of "plastic-y" bindings not being bomber enough...
05-02-2012, 11:26 AM #18
I agree with Powdurr about the Tour's, especially if weight is such a concern of yours. If she doesn't leave the ground on a regular basis she will be fine and porbably really like the weight savings...(SPAM ALERT) I have a couple new pair of F12 tour smalls for a good price if your interested...
05-02-2012, 01:40 PM #19
Since no pics of the slender maiden are forthcoming,
I have a set of mounted but not used black MFD'ds for Look pivots, with screws, for $200 shipped. Look unused. Never seen snow.
I am just gonna shoulder the bitches and bootpack it.
05-02-2012, 03:03 PM #20Registered User
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- northern BC
A ski bum with an alpine set up & no $ for AT boots & bindings can be touring (except of course AVIY GEAR ) for the price of the MFD's and some skins ... since they are young they can suck up the weight penalty
a skinny beginner GF wouldn't know or care about stack height,ski flex, or any fucking thing unless you told her, she would notice a setup that is heavy but she would likely just think she sucks
So I would say get the Barons or some used FR+ would be even cheaper, lighter,durable, proven design & they would ski fine
05-02-2012, 03:57 PM #21
edit: add to all this the fact that for $80 you can have them on another set of skis is pretty nice as well.
Last edited by nobueno; 05-02-2012 at 04:51 PM.
05-02-2012, 04:51 PM #22
Not sure what you mean by "not sure I trust a 12 din binding to hold me in". Do you require a din above 12? If so, obviously you need a higher din binding, but a 12 din is a 12 din, whether its on marker jesters, dukes, solly sth16s or solly sth12s. For downhill only it doesn't really matter, but anyone heading into the BC should probably get the lightest binding they can. I was laughing as my buddy was telling me about his new touring setup: Motherships and Dukes. That's fine for some sidecountry but damn I wouldn't want to shlep that setup around for anything more than a short lap. Big guys dropping big cliffs to ice on the reg might need bindings made of pure steel, but I'm convinced 99% of people using dukes or barons would be just fine on tours...
05-02-2012, 05:21 PM #23... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
05-03-2012, 12:37 PM #24
05-03-2012, 05:06 PM #25
I like tha fact you can go from walk to ski mode on the fly with the MFD