Gear Question

Write your question here..Hae jsut bought...

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Write your question here..Hae jsut bought Scarpa 2 boots for ladies and
2011 K2 SHE'SBACK TELEMARK / ALPINE TOURING AT SKIS 160 CM. I need to buy some bindings. Do you recomend these 22 designs. I am Aussie and ski once per year in Australia with pretty dodgy conditions. ANd once per year overseas. I have just started out telemark downhill and not sure what is the best binding for me to improve quickly.

Cath

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Same situation here...more or less. New to tele. Scarpa T2s in 23.5 and Black Diamond Starlet in !55cm. I'm 5'5" (165 cm) 110lbs (49kg). Need to find a binding! What are my options? I would like to get into touring. I haven't used my gear yet so returning would be no problem if someone has other ideas for a setup! (I have a "low volume" foot.)

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@Cath Please let me know what you go with!

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Hammerheads are an extremely versatile and responsive binding. I've skied it on 80mm park skis to powering my big 130mm pow skis. With the different positions you can adjust how "stiff" the binding is and how active the flex point it. It is extremely bomb proof and I've never had any problems with it. If your looking into touring then I would suggest springing for the Axl. The tour mode is legit and the binding is way sturdier than say a BD O1. I ski everything from park to big lines on my Axl and it's never failed me.

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I agree with Gavin. Since these bindings lack a tour mode I would go for the Axl's if you do tour or are wanting to get into touring. If you ski on piste then you won't find a better binding. The hammerhead is bulletproof (maybe literally) and a suprisingly flexible with its 5 different pin positions which "adjust" the resistance of the spring. Great for any telemarker who stays on piste from beginner to expert.
Wait for em to go on sale though, usually you can get em for well under 200$