Trick Ski Binding

ThomasAliveThomasAlive Posts: 33 Baller
Hey Guys,

My wife just recently got into tricking and has gotten pretty good and has decided to stick with it. She's been using an old ski which is in really good shape but the bindings are a bit too big. Any recommendations you can offer on bindings would be a great help. Not sure if the latest bindings will fit easily on her ski or if we'll have to drill some holes.

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,032 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    Realistically, she will progress fastest with a new ski (like a Quantum, D3 hardedge, Goode) which will also fit the modern hardshells. Reflex and FM are most common performance hardshells.

    If you stick with the old Duvall, don't worry about drilling new holes.

    Coaching is very useful. Time on the water is critical. Enjoyment mandatory!

    Eric
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  • ThomasAliveThomasAlive Posts: 33 Baller
    Thanks for the reply Eric. I'd like to upgrade her in steps in order to spread the cost out.

    Yup, she's getting coaching and loves it.

  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,522 Administrator
    @ThomasAlive
    That Duvall is basically a KIDDER. Unless it is beat up is say it is pretty good for a starter ski.

    Any firm rubber bindings will work if you don't want to move to hardshells. Wileys or D3 (Custom/ Leverage) are better than what I had when I was tricking a lot.

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  • ThomasAliveThomasAlive Posts: 33 Baller
    Thanks John. I was thinking that Duvall was a decent ski. It's spot on with some of the KIDDERS.

    On another note, will you by chance be at Rocketman this weekend?
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,046 Mega Baller
    If she has decided to stick with it, I would highly recommend biting the bullet and getting a hardshell. She'll improve quicker and it will transfer easily to a newer ski when she's ready to upgrade.

    Probably around 90% of the good trickers use Reflex.
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,522 Administrator
    @ThomasAlive no I am on the West Coast for the rest of the year.

    Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray

    Connelly / DBSkis /   Denali / Eden Ski Lake  / Goode / HO Syndicate / MasterCraft / Masterline

    O'Brien / Performance Ski and Surf / PTM Edge / Stokes / Reflex / Radar / Wakeye

  • sb_dc_mbs_13sb_dc_mbs_13 Posts: 32 Baller
    @Bruce_Butterfield What about the reflex/hardshell allows for quicker improvement? I've heard this before, but am curious. I'm pretty new to trick and have only had soft bindings.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,046 Mega Baller
    It's simply that a hard shell provides much better connection to the ski than a rubber binding. That better connection allows faster improvement.

    A secondary benefit is for comfort. Once someone gets serious about tricking, 30 minute sets aren't unusual. One definition of torture is keeping a tight fitting rubber binding on for half an hour.
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
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