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04-26-2007, 05:56 AM #1Registered User
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Anybody familiar with this binding? I've been skiing low soft tele boots for a longggg time and want to lock my heels for resort skiing. But I just can't get used to an alpine boot. Tried a modified (softened and cut down flexon) and it almost worked. But what I really want is to use an at boot. I've read all the at in alpine bindings threads but am not convinced that anything I've read about so far is for me. AT bindings are overkill as this would only be for true resort skiing. So my ???? are.
Does the jester have the same toe height adjustment that the duke has.
What does the jester weigh?
I don't like heavy stuff on my feet, thought the Z12 would be my answer but Salomon dropped the toe height adjustment on this binding. I think I could make the Z12 work with some plastic shims between the binding and the afd plate but I am curious about the jester before I try Z12 route.
Appreciate anyones input.
04-26-2007, 06:00 AM #2Squatch Guest
I recall the jester weighing 4.8 lbs/pair, although I could be wrong.
It does have the same toe height adjustment.
04-26-2007, 02:40 PM #3
New Solly 914s should work too - they have a sliding afd and adjustable toe height - but I haven't seen anyone put them through a DIN tester with AT boot.
04-26-2007, 03:01 PM #4
Reccomended Alpine bindings: New 914s (speculation)
P12 (much experience works well for me anecdotaly)
Cannot recommend but intend to try the Z12 and PX12
Tested well: Marker (but oh well)
Do not recommend: Any other Salomon binding, TyroliasOriginally Posted by blurred
04-26-2007, 04:51 PM #5Registered User
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If you're not hiking, just get a softer, but good alpine boot. It'll ski better, release better, and probably be cheaper. Also, alpine boots are very easy to soften (removing rear rivets/bolts, notching lowers, exchanging cuffs).
Don't know what your foot is shaped like, but the salomon pro-model is a great boot in a softish flex. Probably being replaced by a falcon shell though.
04-27-2007, 09:55 PM #6
Softer alpine boot is a good idea. In addition to the above benefits there is a bigger variety of alpine boots so you've got a better chance of finding a pair that fits really well, although that takes quite a bit of searching around trying things on.
I spent a number of years in soft tele boots, then soft AT boots, now have salomon pro models, way more boot than say a megaride, but not too stiff. I heart them Depending on what you do a bit more rubber on the sole could be a nicety/very agreeable. The salomon ellipse in various models has the rubber/vibramish patches on the sole, kind of like a tornado, and they show up on ebay from time to time way cheaper than a pair of tornados In fact someone here described the ellipses as low level rental type alpine boots, but Chris Davenport used a model of them for skiing the 14ers in CO, so crappy alpine boot with vibram so gapers can walk in the parking lot = kick ass burly AT boot
Or just find some cheap diamir 3s. But you should be able to find boots that ski better and bindings that will be better for everything but touring for less than you'd spend on AT gear."Unfortunately, Meadows mgmt/marketing found out about the PR stash and published it on their trail map."
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