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Thread: Salomon 916s
03-01-2005, 12:48 PM #1
My 916s scare me a little bit. When I step into them with a DIN of 12 on the heel it really feels like I will never come out of that binding. I swear that 12 doesn't feel the same as the 12 on a pair of Salomon 914s I have. Has anyone else noticed this (Arty maybe)?You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-01-2005, 01:36 PM #2
The binding is more bomber. The spring is stronger and more stout. However, with regards to the releasability, a 12 is a 12 is a 12. You'll come out just the same. I love my 916s.HI THERE!
03-01-2005, 01:54 PM #3Originally Posted by slim
The 916s are sweet for sure.You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-01-2005, 01:56 PM #4Originally Posted by slimWaste your time, read my crap, at:
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03-01-2005, 02:11 PM #5Originally Posted by runethechamp
With regards to P18's vs. S916s: I don't think I really have a preference. I really like how both ski. I don't notice any difference in perfomance. They're not that different in terms of weight either. I have 2-pairs of 916s (one on spats and one of G4s) and 1-pair of P18s on my LP's. That said, the difference between these two bindings and any of the others I've skied (912s, 914s, p12s, p14s) is huge. Now that I've made the investment in Green Springs, I'll never go back.HI THERE!
03-01-2005, 02:44 PM #6Originally Posted by slim
Originally Posted by Tyrone ShoelacesYou see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
03-01-2005, 09:52 PM #7Originally Posted by slim
And I love that click when you step into the 916s. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, since there's no doubt that you're in. You get to know that click; and when you don't hear it or it doesn't sound right, you know something's amiss (ie. excess snow on your boot sole). No other binding gives you positive feedback like that.
Also, why have you set them at 12? This may be right for you, but I'm curious. Is it because your 914s are at 12? You can run 916s at a lower setting than 914s. They'll hold you in a lot better. My 914s prereleased often at 11 and even 12, while my 916s have NEVER prereleased at 11.
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03-01-2005, 09:58 PM #8
Thanks for the info guys. Just wanted to be sure everything was as it should be.
I guess I have them at 12 because that's what I have my other bindings at right now. I nearly lost one of my irreplacable AK Launchers on a 10 or 11 under oops January 1st, but that was on a pair of neon yellow 900s. Maybe an 11 would work fine on the 916s.
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03-02-2005, 12:28 AM #9
S900s are great binders from what I can tell, unlike the 914s. Hopefully I didn't come across as telling you to lower your DIN. That's entirely up to you. I just wanted to throw my experience up here. Obviously we're all of different height, weight, boot sole length, and ability. So the right DIN is different for us all.
And on a similar but different note, maybe losing a ski is better than losing your knee.
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03-02-2005, 12:58 AM #10Originally Posted by Arty50