Back for more freeride domination.
- Extra long, 28mm elastic travel prevents unwanted pre-release
- Dual Action Race toe piece provides a reinforced point of contact in a high-stress area
- Turntable heel controls retention and automatically re-centers your boot in the binding
- Short mounting zone allows the ski to flex naturally
- Wide free AFD offers precise power transfer on your powder boards
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This binding is awesome. I have never had any problems with it, and I can tell that they will last me for years and years. The bright orange color looks sweet on any ski you put it on.
Will the FKS b130's fit my Armada JJ 195cm?...
Will the FKS b130's fit my Armada JJ 195cm? Or do I need the FKS 180 with the 130 brake? Thanks!
The FKS 140 with the b130 brake will fit the JJ. I've had a pair on both Rocker 2 115's and also on Squad 7's. b130 is for up to 130mm wide.
These adjustable? Was looking at Look...
These adjustable? Was looking at Look Pivots but I need to mount these to my old boots and then get new boots later and apparently Pivots aren't adjustable you need to remount if shell size ends up being different. Any advice?
these are the same as a look pivot, not adjustable. if you want something that will work for different boot sizes look the marker jester
Will the B130 work with my '13 Armada JJ...
Will the B130 work with my '13 Armada JJ 185cm?
Yes, the b130 brake width will fit your JJ's. the '13 JJ's have a 115-millimeter waist so you could also consider going with the XXL brakes (115mm) which would work great on your skis.
I am looking to mount these on a pair of...
I am looking to mount these on a pair of Rossi S7's which have a 115mm waist. Is the XXL brake (115) actually wide enough or do I need to go up to the 130mm brake?
The 115 will work for your Rossi S7's, you just might need to bend the breaks out slightly.
Another option for these bindings (same price) is the b130 brake option. That brake will be 130mm and will definitely work on the S7's. No bending will be necessary for the 130s obviously, but either brake width will work.
My skis are 122 underfoot. Should I go...
My skis are 122 underfoot. Should I go with XXL (115mm) or B130 (130mm)?
You need the 130mm, the 115mm brakes will not fit on your skis.
will these work for 98 mm skis? I've seen...
will these work for 98 mm skis? I've seen people were able to mount Look Pivot 14 95 mm on 98 mm skis, and I've heard that FKS and Pivot are the same. Does this mean if I get this binding, I will be able to install/mount them on my bonafides?
Hey tanp, thanks for the question.
These come in a 90mm and 115mm brake width, the 115 will be far too wide and may create drag. You may be able to get away with the 90mm size, but I don't recommended bending your brakes out more than 5-10mm, so it's pushing it. You can see if your local shop would be willing to bend the brakes out on these. Otherwise it's fairly straightforward to have your shop swap out the brakes on these skis for a slightly wider pair such as 100mm.
Driver > FKS
There a two types of skiers: those who ski rossi fks' and those who ski solly drivers. Personally, I have always been on drivers.
I bought some FKS 140s to sample the coolaid on a pair of 195 SuperBros. I am very impressed with their retention and release. They do exactly what they should; they have never prereleased on me nor have they ever not released when I needed them too. They are also an awesome bright orange.
However - I am still much in love with the Solly Driver style binding. There are a few minor issues with the FKS:
- Replacing, bending, swapping brake arms is much more difficult than sollys.
- There is very little BSL adjustment in the system compared to sollys.
- They are harder to step in and out of than sollys.
- Finally... Hit a cliff and land in the backseat? Neon orange probe right to your cornhole!
Thanks for the question. The weight on these bindings is 4.6 lbs per pair.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Technically the bindings are sound. I love the pivot heel piece. It is super safe and they are bomb proof. Went down some moguls and they took them like a champ. Also when I have ejected they don't end up hurting my knees , ankles or hips.
Even though they have a full metal housing they are light and do not feel heavy at all, which helps when traversing and going through some gates. Also the fact that they don't have a connected mounting plate means that you get the full flex of the ski.
At first, I wasn't so stoked about the color but when I put them on my skis they are rocking! I bought the larges and my ski width is 100 and they are perfect even though they are recommend for a 90 width.
I do have to say the one annoying thing is when you take off your binding, you really have to stomp them off or use your pole because they can flip back up and that is always annoying when you loose a ski in the powder and you are trying to put them back on. Other than that I love them and I would recommend them to any intermediate to advanced skier.
most confidence inspiring binding
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love them. Have been riding the 140 XXLs for years. Won't touch any other binding. Do a lot of switch landings. Never tweaked my knees riding these.
Never ejected at the wrong time skiing critical lines.
And, honestly, having once found myself face down in 4 feet of fresh alongside a tree well, the easiest binding to get off with one hand (just pull on the giant heelpiece) and it's all good. I love them so much i'm going to tour with them.
whats the weight diffrance between the...
whats the weight diffrance between the 140's and the 180"s
if you need a din higher than 11, you need the 18.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These bindings are great for beginners up to experts, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love this binding. It's a great price for sure, but now I wish I would have spent a little bit more and gone with the 180 just to have the all metal set.
Anyone know if it will fit with Koflach...
Anyone know if it will fit with Koflach Arctis Double plastic boots ? Thanks !
hey guys, I am 6'1" 190 pounds, and I am...
hey guys, I am 6'1" 190 pounds, and I am a rapidly improving big mountain skier, last year I skied with my DIN set at 12. I have heard that these bindings require a lower Din setting than you would usually use for other bindings, and I was wondering if I can get away with the 140's or if I should just suck it up and spend extra on the 180's. Any advice?
I would stick with the 140s.
I would go with the 180's. You want your DIN to be in the middle of the binding's range, and 12 is with the 8-18 range of the 180's. Plus, they have a full metal toe, which is more durable and will last much longer.
Does anybody know if you can use AT tech...
Does anybody know if you can use AT tech soles (Dynafit Titan UL) or do I have to change out to the alpine soles to use the FKS bindings?
You need alpine soles for these bindings. The rubber on the bottom of tech soles causes too much friction and doesn't release properly.
I've got a pair of 98 mm waisted skis....
I've got a pair of 98 mm waisted skis. Would it be better to go with the 90 mm or 115 mm brakes? Would it be an issue bending the 90mm brake far enough?
Because you have the option, I would go for the 115. You could bend it, but then you risk weakening the metal and, more importantly, the chance of the breaks not working properly. Nothing like loosing your ski down the mountain when you stop for a safety meeting because your breaks didn't deploy.
I noticed that I am right in between the...
I noticed that I am right in between the FKS 140 and the FKS 180 din range. I wanted the FKS 180 because of the full metal toe and I was wondering if they would be ok for me. My height is 5'11, weight 180 Ibs, BSL length 310mm and type 3 skier. I am an aggressive skier on the mountain and I like to go in the park a lot. Also, is it true that for the FKS you want to be at least 2 din away from the max. and min. settings? So for the 180's they are at 8-18 in that case it would have to be 10-16? Or would it be ok to leave it at 9 ish? Thanks for any advice!
I think people think about bindings too much in their free time and then post a bunch of unsubstantiated conjecture on the interwebs of which it appears you've been the recipient of. Soon this stuff gets accepted as fact.
The 18 is a burly binding. The DIN is the DIN. You can set the 18's at 8 just as well as you can wind them up to 18. The spring is still loaded relative to those DIN settings.
Unless you truly need or ever anticipate needing more than 13 DIN I would suggest the 14 is more than enough.
FKS 140 versus 180
The 180 is more DIN...
FKS 140 versus 180
The 180 is more DIN than I need. People seem to like the burly metal toe on the 180, but equipment weight and release mechanism are important to me (old guy). Is there a weight or safety advantage of the 140 over the 180? Thanks.
Great question! When we talk about the differences between the Rossignol FKS 140 Ski Binding and the Rossignol FKS 180 Ski Binding, the simple description would be the 180 has a higher DIN range which means more metal is built into the toe piece for the tightest boot to binding hold and more weight. Also, the 180 does come retail with a 130mm brake and the 140 does not.
How this applies to people, well that is a bit more of a wide-open matter. Numbers wise, bindings are always the safest when a particular person's DIN setting is in the middle of the specific binding's DIN range (example: FKS 140 has a 5 to 14 DIN range so people who have DIN settings in the area between 8.5 and 10.5 would be the optimum). To get a ROUGH calculation of you DIN setting, a decent calculator is in the link below (Please always consult a shop to get a more accurate number):
So, the safety advantage comes in both in a way. If you're in a DIN setting that works directly with the DIN range of the FKS 140 or 180 or if you are competing in Big Mountain Freeride Competitions and need a binding that won't release easily during no-fall situations, the FKS 180 actually has sort of a safety advantage here too.
Overall, if you know your DIN setting and what you want out of a binding, the choice is usually pretty clear aside from getting the brake width the fit the appropriate waist width of the ski it is going on. I hope this information helps you make the best binding choice for you.
Wally covered the obvious differences in DIN, but he didn't really talk about the functional differences between the toe pieces.
The 180 is a metal toe with a pivot joint, while the 140 is a plastic toe with a split casing. In other words, both provide 180 degrees of release (upward as well as lateral) as per Rossignol's engineering staff, but they do so in different ways. As far as I know, there is no safety advantage either way [though I did hear from a reliable source that the 180 has ~20% more elasticity than the 140]. The metal part makes a big difference -- the 180 is heavier, but some people feel it provides better power transfer to the ski because of the increased lateral rigidity. But unless you have a very precise fit in your ski boots, I doubt you will ever notice any difference in lateral rigidity or power transfer.
Hope this helps.