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Ski Bindings

Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

90

2017

Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

The MTN is Salomon’s entrance into the world of tech bindings with a clean and solid design.

G3 Ion LT Review

87

2017

G3 Ion LT Review

The Ion LT is the G3 lightweight, brakeless version of the proven Ion binding.

Dynafit Superlight Touring Binding Review

85

2017

Dynafit Superlight Touring Binding Review

The Dynafit Superlight is a binding designed to bridge the gap between the race world and the recreational touring world.

Marker Kingpin 13

86

2015

Marker Kingpin 13

The Kingpin 13 is Marker’s hybrid tech binding that appeals to the freeride crew.

Dynafit Radical 2.0

87

2015

Dynafit Radical 2.0

The Dynafit Radical 2.0 makes some big and significant changes from its predecessor, moving it closer to perfect binding. 

Fritschi Vipec

84

2015

Fritschi Vipec

The Vipec makes going from ski to tour to ski a breeze, without ever stepping out of the binding.

G3 Ion

86

2015

G3 Ion

The G3 Ion is a very clean take on a standard tech binding. It offers a few nuances that make it stand out from its competitors and its one of the best looking binders on the market!

Bishop 2.0 telemark binding

75

2015

Bishop 2.0 telemark binding

The Bishop 2.0 telemark binding is the most torsionally rigid telemark binding made for duckbilled boots.

Dynafit Beast 14

93

2015

Dynafit Beast 14

The Dynafit Beast 14 is less finicky than the original beast, and it’s proving to be a good, durable, freeride binder at a lower weight penalty from its big brother.

G3 Ion

88

2014

G3 Ion

The G3 Ion is a nice addition to the heavier duty tech binding market. During my testing, the Ion’s held me securely.

Marker Baron

87

2014

Marker Baron

The Marker Baron binding works well for a lighter-weight aggressive skier who doesn’t have to skin to far to get to their descent.

Marker Duke

85

2014

Marker Duke

The Marker Dukes are just to heavy to be a real BC touring binding in my mind. But they have their place, and it is close to the resort, or 80-foot hucks with a bit of an approach.

Dynafit Beast

88

2013

Dynafit Beast

Jordan White reviews the prototype Dynafit Beast tech touring binding that clamps down up to 16 din for big aggressive skiers skiing on big mountain skis.

Plum Guide

82

2012

Plum Guide

Jordan White tests the Plum Guide, and says it adds to the competitiveness and options for the tech binding user.

Marker F12 Tour

77

2012

Marker F12 Tour

Jordan White tests Marker's F12 Tour, and finds that it may sacrifice some performance in the effort to shed weight.

Fritschi Freeride Pro

77

2012

Fritschi Freeride Pro

Tried, true and well-tested, Fritschi's Freeride Pro is a great way to introduce alpine skiers to AT skiing.

Salomon Guardian

87

2012

Salomon Guardian

Big man AT binding tester Jordan White finds that Salomon's Guardian delivers XL performance in downhill mode.

Dynafit Radical FT

77

2012

Dynafit Radical FT

Jordan White found some new features to like in Dynafit's Radical FT binding. But he also spent a little time dealind with the brand's warranty department.

G3 Onyx

78

2012

G3 Onyx

Innovative, and a good value in the world of tech bindings, Jordan Campbell says that the G3 Onyx may still not be burly enough for big skiers like him.

Marker Duke

80

2012

Marker Duke

Marker has upgraded its game-changing Duke binding. Jordan White reports on what's new, and what remains the same.

La Sportiva RT binding

80

2012

La Sportiva RT binding

Can the new ultralight binding handle a hard-charging 6'4'', 210 pound skier? Find out.