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Bindings for Fischer RC4 Race SC

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I've got a pair of these Fischers (3 seasons old) and love them to bits and fancy upgrading to the latest model.

I have the oportunity to get them with Fischer FS 10 Railflex2 bindings but Fischer actually recomend the FX 12 Railflex2.

According to Fischer, the FS 10 are of skill level 3/4/5 whereas the skis are 7/8/9 (about my level)

Does anyone know if the bindings make much difference to your skiing ??

I weigh a bit over 80 kilos but I'm not a particuarly heavy or aggressive skier so I'm not worried about them popping off to much but I don't want to get bindings that won't allow me to ski at my best ... I've read sales literature about more expensive bindings that 'enhance the skier's performance and set new standards through more reliable and more effective power transfer' .

Does anyone know if there is anything in this or can you not tell the difference between bindings once your skiing?


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It's unlikely that you'll notice much to be honest. Especially this bit:

'enhance the skier's performance and set new standards through more reliable and more effective power transfer'

I know nothing of Railflex2, Railflex is good system so unless they've improved the actual 'flex limitation' system (which even lots of advanced skiers couldn't actually tell you if there was a difference or not), the main difference is going to the DIN settings. FS10 has a max 10 DIN, FS12, 12. Which technically correspond to the skier levels quoted by Fischer.

At 80kg and non-aggressive you don't need a binding that goes up to 12. Depending on your DIN settings it could almost be dangerous. A ski binding with a range for example of 4-10 should ideally be set with a DIN of 5-9, so a 6-12 would be 7-11 and so on, this is true for almost all bindings.

The only thing you need to worry about is that the bindings are compatible with the skis, can they actually be mounted? If yes then just get the new skis mounted with your old bindings.
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RichA, You can put any bindings you like on the skis, and no, I don't think it makes an iota of difference. You just want bindings that are set more or less in the middle for you. If you're 80 kilos and not agressive, then a din setting of 8 is probably what you use. Therefore the lighter binding would be better (as parlor, says). I have huge problems to get light enough bindings for the skis I ski on, but have some sort of Salomon ladies rubbish on my Fischer WCs and they're fine.
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Thanks guys, some useful info there .. unless it's a massive powder day I rarely with ski with higher DIN than 7 so I'll take your advise and stick with the lower ones.
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