Gear Review

5 5

Superlight and fully capable w/ plastic boots

My regular set up is the Voile Switchback which I love. But I recently borrowed two setups with these three-pin bindings (without cables) to ski Jackson Hole and Teton Pass BC. First thought was oh no, I am not gonna be able to ski steep terrain in these. But I was totally wrong. Not only are they super light,but with a Garmont Synergy boot they perform flawless--even with fat skis. First I skied them mounted to a pair of $1200 carbon Goode skis, then I skied them mounted to a pair of Volkl with 105mm under foot. Both set ups were ultra light and I flew up the mountain. On the down in the fresh pow of Glory Bowl off Teton Pass, they allowed a natural and free flex of the boot and were super easy to get in and out--just snap and go. The only thing that they need is a free pivot design to make these even more desireable. I might do a total switch if that design came out....they were that good. If you want lightweight and are not planning on hucking your carcass off every cliff then I would seriously recommend trying these out...but maybe just get the cableless version.