Decent bindings of combo skies

Cumby85Cumby85 Posts: 34 Baller
I bought a Radar combo pair of skis this year for my son to learn on and for guests that go out with us. The bindings are terrible! Im sure they haven't been used a dozen times yet and the heel cup has already torn away from the mount. The rubber is so soft I can't see them lasting much longer. I have a cypress gardens ski from the 70s that still has its binding intact!!! Anyways, I'm trying to figure out a decent cheap fix for them. I tough about putting some rubber plates on them but not sure I want to put that much money into them, plus I really need an adjustable pair for guests. Im looking for suggestions on an economical fix. Anyone had good success with another brands of adjustable bindings?
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 5,652 Mega Baller
    I would also like to have pair skis that are not utter trash.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 645 Crazy Baller
    I am running into the same problem with my girlfriend. I am going to order a pair of obrien x9 bindings and screw them on.
    Travis Torley
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,891 Mega Baller
    I have some pairs of skis with the HO Helix binding on them they are overlay Velcro closure skis. They have been great for guests and I taught my kids to ski on a 59" pair and my son ran the course on one.
    Mark Shaffer
    oldjeep
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,649 Mega Baller
    X2 on the ho sandal style bindings. We have a set on our combos, fit just about any size foot and are very comfortable.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,353 Crazy Baller
    HO Blast Combos come with very decent bindings
  • WayneCammidgeWayneCammidge Posts: 8 Baller
    Look at the Radar Prime Bindings.
    Damn good and the most comfortable around. we have 5 pairs on old jump skis that the kids mess around on
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,891 Mega Baller
    These newer HO combos look like they have excellent bindings. http://www.hosports.com/product-detail.php?id=waterskis-burner-pro-combos.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 4,891 Mega Baller
    These newer HO combos look like they have excellent bindings. http://www.hosports.com/product-detail.php?id=waterskis-burner-pro-combos.
    Mark Shaffer
    dvskier
  • Cumby85Cumby85 Posts: 34 Baller
    Been looking. Dont see the HO Helix anywhere. Is that one that has changed names or no longer around? See them advertised on combos but cant find them sold as bindings? Here are the Obrien X9s mentioned and I like the price!

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=OBrien-X-9-Front-Plate-Ski-Binding&i=44178
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,649 Mega Baller
    I don't think I've ever seen the Helix sold separately. Best off just getting a new pair of combos with the bindings you want, likely cheaper than just buying bindings anyways. Combo skis and their bindings typically don't have standard hole patterns.

    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • Cumby85Cumby85 Posts: 34 Baller
    Yeah, I think there are some better combo sets out there. Still, I just bought these and should be able to find something that will work. Not worried about preset holes. Just plan to patch and drill where needed just like you had to do in the old days :) I still have my EP jumpers where we drilled straight into the ski to mount the bindings.
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