Marker Duke Ski Binding
As the burliest AT binding ever, the Marker Duke Ski Binding gives hard-charging freeriders who want a tour mode uncompromising performance, bomber durability, and DIN of 16 for pushing the limits of out-of-bounds skiing.
Available Sizes: Small (265-320mm)
Description of Marker Duke Ski Binding:
Built from the ground up for the modern freerider, the Duke Ski Binding is the burliest AT binding ever created. This badass AT binding is all about, well, being badass. To switch from touring mode to ride mode, a rider must take the ski off, pop up the underfoot lever, then put the ski back on. This system guarantees the binding WILL NEVER INADVERTANTLY OPEN IN SKI MODE, a nice thing to know when you're 50 feet in the air and coming down fast.
Connection brackets mount to the ski directly to increase power transfer without ruining the ski's flex. The Duke binding's burly heel and toe piece have wide contact points to facilitate power transfer, and the DIN goes up to 16 to prevent premature release when going big. An adjustable toe height feature gives you an incredibly solid connection with your boot. In tour mode, the binding moves your center of mass backward 30mm for greater efficiency. There's also a choice of two hiking positions, either 6 or 12 degrees.
Bottom Line: The Duke is a full-on freeride binding with touring capability, not a touring binding with a freeride marketing plan.
Rossignol Axial 2 Free 150-200 Alpine Ski Binding
With 25mm of soft-tissue-saving travel in the heel piece and either a 12- or 15-DIN, Rossignol's Axial 2 Free Alpine Ski Binding locks you in for a solid, but safe ride.
Available Sizes: Free 200 XXL WB
Description of Rossignol Axial 2 Free 150-200 Alpine Ski Binding:
With 25mm of soft-tissue-saving travel in the heel piece and either a 12- or 15-DIN, Rossignol's Axial 2 Free Alpine Ski Binding locks you in for a solid, but safe ride. Intermediate to advanced skiers will love the easy-turning Axial 2 Free 120, and more aggressive chargers will dig the high DIN rating and lightweight aluminum reinforcements of the Axial 2 Free 150. Elastic heel travel allows you to recover from a bobble before the binding releases. And in the event of a nasty digger, the elastic heel pivots, taking strain off of your ligaments and tendons. The 100mm-wide brakes play nice with your fatties. Bottom Line: Ski hard, ski safe
Salomon STH 12 Alpine Ski Binding
Salomon reinforced the toe and heel of the STH Binding to answer new school freeriders and freestylers' demand for a burly binding.
Description of Salomon STH 12 Alpine Ski Binding:
Salomon reinforced the toe and heel of the STH Binding to answer new school freeriders and freestylers' demand for a burly binding. Salomon also built a stomp pedal (a pad under your toes) into the STH to reduce vibration at high speed and take a bit of the impact away from tough landings. With a DIN of 4 to 12, the STH will satisfy everyone from progressing freeriders to solid park and pipe experts. Bottom Line: The Salomon S.T.H.—as in, Stomp The Hell out of your tricks with this binding.
Atomic FFG 14 Alpine Ski Binding
Mount your fatties, your race boards, or your all-mountain sticks with the Atomic FFG 14 Alpine Ski Binding when you want uncompromising performance in the sketchiest conditions and dependable release when you take a nasty digger.
Available Sizes: 115 mm Brake
Description of Atomic FFG 14 Alpine Ski Binding:
Mount your fatties, your race boards, or your all-mountain sticks with the Atomic FFG 14 Alpine Ski Binding when you want uncompromising performance in the sketchiest conditions and dependable release when you take a nasty digger. Whether you're arcing GS turns down the fresh cords or dropping into and untouched chute, the FFG 14 locks you in for a safe ride with a 14-DIN rating and high, soft-tissue-saving elasticity. Adjust the FFG 14's toe wings for a solid boot fit and rely on the movable AFD to release smoothly and safely in the event of a fall.
Bottom Line: Saddle up with the Atomic FFG 14 Alpine Ski Binding and say goodbye to pre-releases and torn ligaments.