10 OF THE BEST SKI BINDINGS
Marker Griffon Ski Binding 110mm
For freeskiers who want a binding that they can rely on, take a look at the Marker Griffon Ski Binding 110mm ($229) a sturdy binding suitable for the mountain. The Griffons are particularly suited to the lower weight skier due to the DIN settings being at the lower end of the range, stretching from 4-13. With a gliding plate made from stainless steel, a triple pivot toe and inter-pivot heel, it’s a flexible design that will keep every freeskier safe without inhibiting their movement on the snow.
Mountain Sports Squire Ski Binding 110mm
For lower weight skiers who don’t want a bulky and heavy binding dragging them down, a sturdy yet lighter weight binding is just what’s needed. The Mountain Sports Squire Ski Binding 110mm ($140) provides the perfect combination of solidness and flexibility, with a toe height that is adjustable to accommodate boots as they wear out. With a DIN range of between 3 and 11, the recommended weight for these bindings is 60-110kg and skis with a width of greater than 76mm.
Look SPX 12 Ski Bindings White/Blue Men’s
If you’re looking for a premium design with a strong coupling, the Look SPX 12 Ski Bindings White/Blue Men’s ($150) could provide the solution. With a dynamic interface between the boot and binding, you’ll be in complete control at all times. Superior shock absorption reduces any unwanted release and with simple step-in technology, you’ll be ready to hit the slopes in next to no time! With a DIN rating of 3.5 and 12, these bindings are ideally suited to lighter weight skiers, delivering precision, power and performance.
Look Pivot 18 Ski Bindings 2016
If you’ve ever suffered the irritation of your skis flying off when you’re trying to navigate through a narrow pass, you’ll appreciate the importance of bindings which only release at precisely the right moments. The Look Pivot 18 Ski Bindings 2016 ($400) provide the longest elastic travel currently available in the market and promise to deliver a binding that keeps you safe but won’t release unless you want it to. Seven points of contact between the boot and the binding and a superior foot position mean that you’ll get the best out of your snow time and can simply forget about what’s on your feet.
Tyrolia SL100 Ski Bindings
Beginners need bindings that are wider but secure and the Tyrolia SL100 Ski Bindings ($190) are perfect for this. With a set-up that suits beginner to intermediate skiers, the DIN setting is from 3-10, making them suitable for lighter weight skiers. The focus of these bindings is firmly on safety and light weight, with brakes incorporated that are designed to eradicate any unwanted sliding away. The distinctive diagonal toe release featured in these bindings allows multiple angles for release as required.