Tyrolia sells more ski bindings than any company in the world. Tyrolia makes bindings for other companies such as Head, Fischer and Elan. So any binding from these companies is equivalent to a Tyrolia binding. Here at Level Nine Sports we consider Tyrolia bindings unmatched in terms of performance, reliability, and price. This is not because we sell so many Tyrolia bindings, but is the reason we sell almost exclusively Tyrolia. We have sold over 10,000 Tyrolia bindings and have had remarkably low failure rates.We carry a good chunk of the Tyrolia Binding lineup, including Child, Junior, Adult, Railflex, Speedrail, FreeFlex, Mojo, Peak, Demo, Rental, and Race. Here is some additional information to help you choose a binding that will accommodate your needs. Tyrolia Junior Ski Bindings come in a few varieties. (Please Note that Head, Fischer and Elan bindings are all Tyrolia bindings with different names) The Children's Tyrolia bindings have a din range of .75-4.5 and are required for kids with a mondo size of 22.5 and below (about a size 3). The Tyrolia junior bindings have a din range of 2-7 and are perfect for your skier with boot sizes 23.0 and up. We also carry Railflex and traditional kids ski bindings, but even the traditional bindings adjust to a very wide range of boot sizes. Tyrolia SX Ski Bindings are lightweight bindings that work great for the masses. The FreeFlex Series is Tyrolia's performance ski binding line. In addition to being rock solid, they are very versatile in that they can be set rigid for high speed carving or loose for powder and park. They also have a low stand height so that you can use them as is for off trail, the park, and in general where balance is vital. Tyrolia Railflex Ski Bindings We love the versatility, the resell value, the ease of use and adjustment, and reliability of Railflex bindings. For Park and Powder enthusiasts we generally recommend one of the Free Flex Peak bindings, but for everyone else the Railflex Ski Binding is the best choice. We carry some other Tyrolia Ski Bindings such as the Mojo (which are basically SX bindings), Peak (a burly, high din binding), and whatever else we can get our hands on.
When you add a Tyrolia Ski Binding onto any Head Ski, you automatically double the manufacturers warranty to 2 years. More importantly, you practically guarantee that you will never have to cash in on that ski binding warranty.
Tyrolia Rail Flex Bindings
When a binding is mounted to a ski and has a boot placed into it, much of the flex of the ski is reduced. The area between the toe piece and heel piece of the binding has created a flat spot when the rest of the ski flexes. This is especially noticeable because most of your edging power comes from this area. Instead of the ski making a nice smooth arc, it has to skid underfoot.
Most ski and binding companies have eliminated or reduced the flat spot by making an integrated binding system. These systems allow the binding to "float" on the ski, eliminating the flat spot underfoot. Tyrolia created two different systems to eliminate the flat spot caused by standard bindings.
The RailFlex binding system nearly eliminates this flat spot to give the ski a nice even arc with minimal skidding. Both the toe piece and heel piece float on the rails that are mounted to the ski. The binding is held in place by heavy duty guides and one positioning screw in the middle of the binding.
The positioning screw allows the user (you) to adjust the binding according to skiing style or snow conditions. From center, you can move the binding forward or back 1.5cm. This is enough of a difference to change the characteristics of the skis you are on. If it is a powder day or you like to ski at high speeds, move the binding to the back position. If you prefer slower speeds and faster turn initiation, move the binding forward. If you don't care or are not mechanically inclined enough to turn a screw, then leave it in the center position.
The RailFlex system lifts the skier about 3cm above the ski. Some find this a disadvantage, while others prefer the extra leverage. The extra height is an advantage for skiing on groomed runs, but can be seen as a disadvantage if skiing park and powder.
A great advantage of the RailFlex system is that the ski never needs to be redrilled to accept other boot sizes. A certified Tyrolia technician can slide the binding off the rails, adjust the boot setting, and reinstall. The process takes about 30 seconds each ski.
The RailFlex bindings are suited for beginner to advanced level skiers that mainly stick to the groomed runs.
Tyrolia also offers the Free Flex bindings for more advanced skiing and racing. Follow the link to find out more about the Free Flex Bindings.
Tyrolia Free Flex Bindings
Tyrolia's Free Flex system has a stationary toe piece and floating heel piece to give the skier a good mix of standard binding advantages and the benefits of an integrated system.
Standard bindings have a lower stand height than the integrated systems, so the FreeFlex bindings keep you closer to the skis.
All Free Flex Plus bindings can be deactivated to give a stiffer feel out of the skis.
The other integrated system that Tyrolia offers is the Rail Flex system.
Switching out Sym Pro plates with Railflex plates We can remove SymPro binding plates from premounted skis and replace them with Raiflex plates. While we normally do not like to replace bindings because hole patterns may be too close together, in this case there are absolutely no structural issues as the Railflex plate is centered on the ski and no holes are within centimeters of each other. All old binding holes are professionally plugged and sealed with wood glue to insure structural stability and no water infiltration. Cosmetically the holes are invisible under the Railflex plate. This binding switch is fully approved by Head to be Structurally sound. If you request us to remount with railflex plates, your skis still carry all manufacturers warranties. If you are still worried, go ahead and get SP bindings mounted instead as they are versatile bindings that meet the needs of all recreational skiers. Note: we will not mount carve plates, FFlex, D9 or any other non Railflex bindings on previous SP mounts as we feel the hole patterns could theoretically cause issues in the future life of the ski. Only the RailFlex hole pattern on SP mounts presents such an unambiguously issue free remount.
There is no functional difference between Railflex 1 and railflex 2 bindings, unfortunately the binding plates are not compatible with each other. If you are looking at purchasing a set of skis that already has a Railflex plate, it will be a Railflex 2 plate and thus you will need a Railflex 2 binding.