TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SKI BINDINGS
You bought new skis and you now want to equip the bindings that are well suited to your skiing? Are you struggling to differentiate between the models? What are the indicators and settings on the bindings? Here are some tips and answers to help you make your decision and select the model that suits you best. However, keep in mind that your bindings are designed to limit the risk of injury from falls, while providing the necessary support to ski with maximum pleasure. The precise adjustment of your bindings must be done by a professional. When buying your skis, your dealer should normally measure the required release torque based on your skill level and the type of skiing you will be doing.
1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT MODEL FOR YOUR SKIS AND YOUR SkI STYLE
Most skis are now available with a pair of associated ski bindings. The piste and all mountain skis are often equipped with interfaces and compatible editing systems with only one type of ski binding. Beyond the design, color and mounting compatibility, the ski binding’s characteristics offered in packages are adapted to those skis and practice to which they are intended: So trust the manufacturer and the retailer when they advise you a complete set. In all cases, the range of adjustment of your bindings will allow some latitude adjustment. Finally, if you select your bindings yourself, check the width of the brakes so they adapt to the width of the skis.
PIVOT is one mythic of a product and a true reference for professional free riders and everyone willing to ski with reliable bindings.
SPX12 has been developed during the World Cup and in collaboration with the athletes. The SPX range therefore provides a high level of precision, performance and safety – both on and off the piste.
The NX12 are perfect for all skiers looking for a secure, light and easy-to-use bindings.
The XPress are 700g lighter than most system bindings. Its environmental impact is also reduced by 35% compared to the life cycle of traditional bindings – which valued the range to win the Eco-Responsability Award at ISPO.
Look offers a wide range of bindings designed specifically for children, with a permanent concern for safety and lightness. The TEAM & KID X are compatible with children (type C) and adult (type A) boots.
2. DETERMINE THE VALUE OF PRE-SETTING YOUR BINDINGS
Before buying your bindings, it is important to estimate the needed settings. You can choose, depending on your body and your practice, the model that maximizes your safety and pleasure. to determin this value you must take into account:
1. Your weight / size
2. The sole length of your ski boots
3. Your skiing level
4. Your age, fitness and your sport habits
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