The Best Value/Sleeper Bindings for 2022/23

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Have the Warden 11's undergone any meaningful changes across the last few model years? I ask because they can often be found cheaper (Say, around $160 or less) on places like evo, but they will also be selling a full price version. I don't know if they just sell some of the color ways for less or if they are older models.
 
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Have the Warden 11's undergone any meaningful changes across the last few model years? I ask because they can often be found cheaper (Say, around $160 or less) on places like evo, but they will also be selling a full price version. I don't know if they just sell some of the color ways for less or if they are older models.
Leftover bindings can usually be found at a discount. As far as change, there was an earlier version of the Warden 11 that was not MNC and had a single stage heel, I would just say to avoid that one.
 

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What’s the difference between SPX Rockerace 12 and regular SPX 12?
 
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What’s the difference between SPX Rockerace 12 and regular SPX 12?
SPX Rockerace has a short mount distance similar to, but not the same, as the Pivot allowing for a lower rotational weigh and allowing the ski to flex more naturally.
 

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SPX Rockerace has a short mount distance similar to, but not the same, as the Pivot allowing for a lower rotational weigh and allowing the ski to flex more naturally.
That sounds awesome! So blending the space between the pure race plate world and the good old flat mounted pivots?
 

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SPX Rockerace has a short mount distance similar to, but not the same, as the Pivot allowing for a lower rotational weigh and allowing the ski to flex more naturally.
But Look has always said the Rockerace requires a race plate and strongly recommends against flat mounting. Unless they've changed their tune on that its a surprising inclusion here is it not?
 
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What's better than a short mounting distance? A floating heel.

And Head's FreeFlex 11 GW race bindings ($250) checks all the boxes of the AM 12, plus the floating heel design for only 25 bucks more.
Other than a lighter spring, and being heavier it is viable option. this is a good option for a ski that might be mroe hard snow biased but the seperate toe/heel of the AM is a better option for an all mountain ski.
 
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But Look has always said the Rockerace requires a race plate and strongly recommends against flat mounting. Unless they've changed their tune on that its a surprising inclusion here is it not?
You are correct and we are looking to change that.
 
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