The binding of choice for burly freeriders.
Getting the first chair on a powder day is like catching a unicorn, but you did it, and now you have the honor of laying down the first line in a big, beautiful bowl filled with the softest snow of the season; the last thing you want is your ski to fall off on the first turn, so keep it strapped to your boot with Look's solid Pivot 18 Ski Binding. With an 8-18 DIN setting, the Pivot is as burly (or as soft) as bindings come.
Look made the Pivot completely out of metal, with plenty of innovations to keep this clamp solid season after season. The full action toe piece works with the turntable heel to provide 28mm of elastic travel and deliver shock absorption. More specifically, that means this binding strengthens boot-to-binding coupling by 14% and provides a more efficient power transmission, enhanced steering, and control by 10%, There are seven points of contact, as opposed to the standard five, to drive more power to the ski. A short mounting zone makes this binding easy to install, and it reduces swing weight, improves response, and deepens your ski's flex.
- A burly binding built for big lines and demanding terrain
- 8-18 DIN suitable for advanced and expert skiers
- Toe piece and turntable heel maximizes power transmission
- Short mounting zone ensures consistent ski flex
- Seven points of contact enhance lateral energy transmission
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Do you hate having to hold back out of fear that your bindings won't release properly and your ski season along with the $$ you spent on your pass is down the drain? Fear no more- the folks over at Look know what they are doing with these bindings and I have never felt more confident while skiing because I can rely on the bindings releasing properly when it counts with the pivoting heel.
Additionally, the high DIN (18)allows you to push your ski as hard as you want, and really allows for great power transmission. I picked up the 130 mm for my Icelantic Gypsy's that are 125 underfoot and they work perfect. As an added plus, the toe piece on this binding rotates a full 180 degrees, adding more safety, so don't freak out if the toe piece rotates on you.... it isn't broken. Only complaint is that the pivoting heel as to be realigned most times before you pop back in.... just another reason to not stop skiing.
Does this version have the same rollers in the toe piece as the Look Pivot 14?