Geze bindings -- any good?

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by Andrew M. Boardm » Tue, 03 Oct 1995 04:00:00


[Ahh, fall, and time to catch up on rec.skiing again...]

It's high time for new skis for me, and I'm sorta intrigued by some
Geze "G78" bindings I saw at REI.  They're old stock, and thus pretty
cheap, but they look like good hardware, and Geze's been bought by
Rossignol, so I'd assume there's some factory support out there.
(Although I'm about to call and ask...)  Does anyone have any horror
stories about Geze bindings before I go out and drop some $$$ on 'em?

Any news appreciated,
andrew

 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by CPau » Tue, 03 Oct 1995 04:00:00

I've had various Geze bindings.  No problem with any.  Seem to hold when
they should and release when they should.  What else can you ask for.
Currently own a pair of G78's.  I think they have one of the best heels on
that model on the market.  I think Markers top piece is better, however.
Bottom line, no complaints.

 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by David Zylst » Wed, 04 Oct 1995 04:00:00

I own a pair of Geze PWG5 bindings and have had no trouble, but I don't
know how they compare to the G78.

 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by Gobblede » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00

My G-90R's have gotten me out of alot of trouble as well as kept me out of
a whole lot more.  I like 'em.
 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by BoardB » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Why buy the number 4 binding when you can have #1 or #2 with Marker or
Salomon?  It's your knee.
 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by David Zylst » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Why buy the number 4 binding when you can have #1 or #2 with Marker or
>Salomon?  It's your knee.

I don't know much about how a binding is rated #1 or #2; but from what
I've read about the Geze bindings is that they consistently release at
the same force (or so I read in one of the product tests last yr).  I
would take consistent over #1 or #2 any day (is it #1 in sales?,
popularity?, performance?, or safety?)

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Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by Matt Persi » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

At midnight, when you decide to requisition a brand-spankin new
and freshly tuned pair of 7XK's or Rossi DH boards from the ski
shop next door, Geze sucks. This is because: 1) by midnight you
and your beer-swilling-skiing-scum-dog friends have swilled too
much local brewery beer to properly adjust the demotrack binding
to your boot, and 2) even the next morning, as the sun is coming
up, Geze still sucks 'cause it's too hard to adjust.

The advice, therefore, is to select a fine Marker MRR or M1SC (on
a demotrack) for easy and quick adjustment.  Better yet... skip
buying the skiis and bindings and make sure your shop buys the
product YOU NEED.  If "barrowed" early enough in the season, you
will be set all season long... the only problem is
getting [sneaking] them back in the shop at the end of the
season.  Often times... well that's enough for now.

Think snow !  More snow... more... more...

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Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by BENNETT STEPHEN CARRO » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Scientific studies have shown that all modern bindings are basically the
same in terms of safety.  Therefore, you won't be risking injury by
buying a less popular or well known brand (or discontinued in the case of
Geze.)  Today you should purchase bindings according to different
performance features (turntable heel, riser plate, adjustable stiffness,
easy step-in, etc.) and range of DIN settings (if you want to race you'd
better have a DIN higher than what you would need if you were an
intermediate skier.)

One problem with the Geze brand is that they are discontinued.  I have
talked with a few ski shops and they say that they will still service the
bindings, however.

Steve

THINK SNOW!!!!!

 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by Chris Murph » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've had various Geze bindings.  No problem with any.  Seem to hold when
>they should and release when they should.  What else can you ask for.
>Currently own a pair of G78's.  I think they have one of the best heels on
>that model on the market.  I think Markers top piece is better, however.
>Bottom line, no complaints.

Though I don't have the model at hand, I have had one pair of Geze
bindings for the 11 years of skiing I have done.  They have been on two
different pairs of skis and no problems yet.  They hold when they should
and release when they should.  They are the older model that have the
larger portion that sticks up in the back.  The new style is with that
part smaller now.

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Post by Jim Stroh » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

BENNETT  STEPHEN CARROLL writes:

Quote:
> Scientific studies have shown that all modern bindings are basically the
> same in terms of safety.  Therefore, you won't be risking injury by
> buying a less popular or well known brand (or discontinued in the case of
> Geze.)  Today you should purchase bindings according to different
> performance features (turntable heel, riser plate, adjustable stiffness,
> easy step-in, etc.) and range of DIN settings

I'd add to that -- all other things being equal, choose the binding
that weighs less, if there's a difference of an ounce (30 g) or more.
That's probably the threshold at which binding weight makes a difference for
a recreational skiier. Racers, YMMV.  I've only got a Nastar bronze so
I don't know nuthin' about hurtling downhill at 95 mph.

I have Ess VARs, and I like that they don't stiffen the ski as much as other
bindings -- but on my Volant FX-2s it's probably not as big an issue as
the damping seems to overcome the stiffening underfoot that another binding
would give.  And I hardly use the adjustable fore/aft feature.  It's no
surprise that they work best in the center slot.  I'd give up that feature
for the bindings to be lighter.

And if I could find equal fit, performance, and convenience for my
(get your flamethrowers!) rear-entry Salomon SX-92s I'd happily trade for
lighter boots, too, but I know I'd give up the absolute sense of
stability I currently enjoy at any speed.

My net gain?  More agility and less fatigue because my feet would
weigh hundreds of tons less.  

Of course, I'll never give up my Volants. You listening, Hank?

Jim
Standard disclaimer

 
 
 

Geze bindings -- any good?

Post by LA » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
> Why buy the number 4 binding when you can have #1 or #2 with Marker or
> Salomon?  It's your knee.

Why drive a Porsche when Ford Taurus is number one in
America? It's your brain.

Use your brain for its intended purpose - i.e. independent thought.
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Post by Chuck Kari » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

My SO finds Geze binds difficult to use because it's necessary
to overcome a significant amount of spring force to put one's
boot into the toe binding.  If this isn't done properly (while
the ski is trying to slide away!) her boot heel doesn't engage
the heel binding properly.  My suggestion to her was to hold
the heel binding open with her pole on the release pad while
trying to enter the bindings, but it all seems to be more
diffficult than it should be.
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