What binding is this?

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What binding is this?

Post by Rainbow83 » Wed May 12, 2021 11:05 am

Hey folks, I recently bought a pair of skis with these bindings https://imgur.com/a/GWbP8IO on them, and I'm wondering if someone here could tell me what they are and how I might adjust them to fit a smaller shoe. Sorry about the link. I couldn't figure out how to do an online image from my phone.

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Re: What binding is this?

Post by joeatomictoad » Wed May 12, 2021 11:21 am

75-mm step-in, and it's not Bishop? Great find.
Pivot point too far forward for my liking on these traps, but still cool nonetheless.
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Re: What binding is this?

Post by Johnny » Wed May 12, 2021 11:30 am

Linken! 8-)
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Re: What binding is this?

Post by Rainbow83 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:17 pm

Interesting, I've never heard of Linken. Has anyone here ever skied them? How are they? Also, does anyone know how to adjust the size? My boots are a bit smaller than the previous owner's size 13s.





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Re: What binding is this?

Post by 12gaugesage » Wed May 12, 2021 3:19 pm

Cool binding, dont know anything about them, but that yellow tab on the heel piece looks awful conspicuous...
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Re: What binding is this?

Post by mfjelddalen » Wed May 19, 2021 5:18 am

I had Linken on my first skis. Norwegian brand, started up late 90's/early 00's. I don't recommend them, the resistance/activness from the springs in the binding is nearly non-existing. Had to "re-learn" to ski telemark when I bought new bindings. They went out of business, mainly because it wasn't a good product in the end, IMO.

It should have a yellow "switch" on the frontside of the heelpiece, that you can turn clockwise/counterclockwise in the metal slots, so the heelpiece will slide back/forth, depending on you boot length.





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Re: What binding is this?

Post by Rodbelan » Thu May 20, 2021 10:53 am

I too didn't like them; I had 2 pairs. If you crank the spring too much, it will stay compress. Very, very neutral binding but very rigid in torsion. At some point, there was a fashion for those plate bindings; just look at the Voile VPII... Some skiers liked them a lot. You really have to adapt to it.
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Re: What binding is this?

Post by hyung » Thu May 20, 2021 7:45 pm

I bought some used Rossi Dirty Birds mounted with them and really like how they ski. Although they don't have active springs, the torsional rigidity makes up for it and maybe for my smaller boot (26) the pivot point seems to be good and make up for lack of spring action.
Does anyone know if the binding mount holes are compatible with any other binding systems for remounts?





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