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Rossignol FKS 180 Ski Binding

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    A solid big-mountain binder that puts your mind at ease with its reliable retention and consistent release.

    Crush the fear of pre-release and dominate sphincter-clenching big-mountain lines with the Rossignol FKS 180 Ski Binding. This 18-DIN monster has a widened footprint that gives the ability to transmit every twitch, tilt, and pressure change in your boot across the entire width of your favorite fatties so you can easily make big moves on burly lines. Plus its unique turntable-style FKS heel and cleverly designed toe offer you the most reliable retention and consistent release in its class.

    • DIN range of 8-18 delivers an exceptionally solid, reliable binding for big-mountain hard-charging skiers
    • Wide mounting zone supplies better contact with wide skis
    • All-metal reinforced housing increases binding integrity
    • Pivot toe provides four points of contact with the boot for maximum power transmission, has 180-degree multi-directional release for reliable release, and high vertical and lateral elastic travel for increased shock absorption and reduced inadvertent release
    • 72mm AFD reduces friction during release
    • FKS heel delivers reliable retention and consistent release due to 25mm of elastic vertical travel which reduces unwanted pre-releasing, three points of contact that firmly hold the boot heel, and a heel piece that rotates with the boot directly under the tibia
    • FKS heel has a short mounting zone to provide deeper, rounder, more consistent ski flexing, turning, floating, and smearing
    • Lateral Travel: 40mm
    • Low Ramp Angle: 0.0deg
    • Item #ROS0831

    Tech Specs

    8 - 18
    Brake Width
    80-95 mm, 100-117 mm, 130 mm
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 5 lb 6 oz
    Recommended Use
    freeride, going big
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    One Binding to Rule Them All

      FKS/Pivots have been around for a long time but there is a reason you see many skiers using them over the years. THEY WORK. I've had 3 pairs over about 10 years and all of them still function to this day. I used 120's when I was a bit younger and lighter and now have made the move to the 140's. The 180's are reserved for a heavier and very aggressive skier. If you are not this type of skier I would suggest the 120 or 140. The pivoting heel provides a safer lateral release than other bindings. Their low profile allows you to sit lower and more directly on the ski. This helps provide a more responsive experience with better feel of what is going on below you. The durability from my experience is second to none, especially with the full metal toe piece that comes with the 180's. From a beginner to a professional, FKS/Pivots are the way to go. Feel free to checkout the video below on what these bindings can do for you. If you have any other questions feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call!

      Need to keep your skis happy to perform

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you are an expert skier who likes charging hard and going big then please make your skis happy and put these on all of them. It's like happy cows making good cheese. Happy skis make good turns. Please make your skis happy.

      Best Bindings

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had these bindings for the past 6 years and I love them. They are in my opinion some of the most durable bindings out on the market since they are made out of mostly metal which is exactly what I need for how hard I use my bindings. I would recommend these for anyone that is doing some big mountain skiing and going off cliffs, and through some gnarlier snow conditions because these will not come off unless they are supposed to.

      The Burliest Binding Around

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is an all metal beast for only the gnarliest bros. Do not by this binding unless you plan on hucking the biggest cliffs, skiing world cup downhill runs or looking cooler than the other bros on the mountain. This binding is incredibly heavy and its lowest Din setting is 8. If you are just a general all mountain skier look for a 12 or 14 din max binding. This is not for you. Other than that it is a great binding design and will last forever

      DO NOT BUY

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I broke the metal arm of the heel of the FKS180 bindings. I bought these because they were "bomb proof" and very durable. I was not dropping cliffs, or skiing the terrain parks. I was simply skiing through some powder in Steamboat Springs last weekend and I stepped out. When I looked down at the bindings, I noticed that the heel piece where the arm meets the base had snapped. This was a METAL component that snapped. DO NOT BUY THESE BINDINGS in you plan on doing anything other than groomers.

      I'm very sorry to hear about that problem you had with those! Normally the FKS180 is a very durable, if not one of the most durable bindings on the market. The good news is that does have a one year manufacturer warranty so Rossignol would be happy to help you with a replacement or repair.

      If you would like help getting in contact with them for that issue feel free to reach out to me directly and I can help you get that set up, my email is or you can contact our warranty team at Again I apologize for the bad experience you had with these bindings.

      So you had one bad experience, and I am sorry to hear that, I know how frustrating malfunctions can be. Did you contact Rossi? Did they replace the piece? I have had these for a few years and am hitting cliffs, and 50 foot step downs with no problems to report yet. Do you think that you might have just had a rare malfunction?

      All I Ski

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      For the past 5 or so years this is literally the ONLY binding I have trusted, and the majority of my close friends feel the same way. For a while I tried out different options but always came back to these.

      For reference, I ski over 100 days a year, hard. Park skiing on big jumps, cruising through chunder, and attempting to fling my body off of cliffs. I am 6' tall and weigh around 190 lbs.

      I was trying to think of how to truly express my love for these, but I cannot put it in to words.

      Just buy them already.

      All I Ski

      Back on the wagon...

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love these, I hate these, I haven't been able to break these. So I'm back, after a long affair with Tyrolia's Peak series. Let's face the facts you are reading this because you are tired of breaking your shitty plastic name brand bindings *cough, Marker, cough. Am I wrong? You want to know if these heavy ass, bright colored, sometimes anal probing, gouch maiming ski boot retention devices are worth it?

      They are, period. end of sentence(kinda)
      They are strong, so strong they add several noticeable pounds to your full carbon, spoon rocker tipped , $1600 mid-life crisis skis.
      You will feel their bite as you backseat that jump, and you will think about your purchase. (pooh, on buyers remorse) This is also a great training tool for air awareness and proper landing. I never though ski bindings would teach me to stick that landing.

      Tricky to adjust the forward pressure. Thank god for those rental shop techs! ( Insider Advice: You tip a Waiter because they have access to your food before you eat it. The same goes for the shop rats. They do hard work and $5 or a piece of the "peace offering" in your pocket won't set you back.)

      They take some getting used too. The step in process requires a bit more "finesse" if you will. Make sure toes and heals are free of ice/packed snow yada yada, pizza, french fry. You can ski away with these things on but not quite in. Which brings in the color factor. BRIGHT ASS ORANGE for when you think you're clicked in and that 65" of fresh has fallen on your comp venue in Taos, NM during the FWQ. You drop, driving one ski into a rock trap and POP! You are contestant number 20 whose lost a ski that day and delayed the comp, again. (way to go bud) BUT, the bright orange seems to pierce through the snow and say "Hey, stupid we're over here!" You pluck it from winters grasp and finish your run (DQ'd) before they even have time to dispatch the gear retrievers. (who like to be called gear ninjas)

      Anything I didn't cover by going way off topic?
      Oh well, buy these and be free from plastics' limitations.

      Just mounted a set on my new whips.

        Huge fan of the FKS/Pivot toe piece, personally. Went with the 180's over the 140's solely on the fact that the 180 toe-piece is one of the greatest to grace the ski industry. Super duper bomb-proof, and performs like a dream. If you love to ski hard and fast, these are the bindings for you.

        He wanted it to come off

        He wanted it to come off


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Just got a pair of FKS 180 for my new Moment Deathwish skis! These bindings are bomber. Like Will Kenney said, "Locked and Loaded" - no worries about pre-release, like you might have with other bindings. This one is all metal (not super light), but SUPER durable. Other things to note- forward pressure on these is a micro-adjustment. If your boot sole length changes by more than a few mm either way, you will most likely need to remount. Also, no sliding AFD.

        HIGHLY Recommend for aggressive, hard-charging skiers! Check out the 140 or 120 for lower DIN ranges. OR the Look Pivot actually happens to be the exact same binding, different paint job.

        Send 'er!

        I mounted mine at the manufacturer's rec for boot center! Not true center. The boot center line on the deathwish is definitely a little bit more forward than some of my other skis (i.e. the volkl one & gotama) , so if anything I might go like 1 cm back if I did it again.... But I think boot center is great!! Super versatile. I'm stoked!!

        rugged, safe, long term investment

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love these bindings, I have run then consistently for 6 years. They are quite simple the best. Unless you run full on 40-DIN race binders, this is the the highest end, toughest binding available to the consumer. It is also a safe binding, relatively speaking. Even with the DIN around 13-14, the toe will still rotate when it needs to, and the pivot heel is unparalelled in saving your kneee ligaments for the performance. Have also run PEAK 18+, these bindings scare me sometimes, because the heel is fixed, and I fear for my ACL.

        FKS 180 (look pivot 18) inspires confidence on many levels.

        Two issues though, so I have to take off 1 star- the plastic low friction plate under the toe has broken three times, I keep getting replacement parts through I kind fellow at a local shop. Small issue, an inconvenience, but you have to catch it. In most cases I have cought it just cracked. In the last case, I felt movement in the toe while skiing and found the whole plastic toe support bit was gone, which isnt non-useable, but very risky to use.

        also had the metal pivot plate on the heel crack, only once, replaced and is fine, has been three years since.

        locked and loaded

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        My favorite binding of all time. Bombproof, reliable, you can't ask for much more. Standing at the top of a technical line, the last thing you want to think of is "I hope I don't pop out of my bindings...". That thought won't cross your mind when you're in these. I know a lot of big mountain guys/gals that swear by these, so obviously I followed suit.

        The Best Binding Design Ever

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        There's a reason Rossignol decided to bring this style of binding back to the market, its simply the best binding design ever made. They are the most durable and best functioning bindings ever. They keep you on your skis when you need it most, and only release in the gnarliest of spill when you actually want them to release. Whether your sending it in the park or the big mountains, this is the best performing binding out there for you. I would suggest using the 14 version if you weight under 160 lbs.

        Your knees will thank you.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I was afraid this binding would be too burly for me, as I ride at 10-11 DIN, but it worked out well. I now have three separate pairs on different skis, and I like them so much I won't even buy another binding anymore. The release is so consistent, and it lets you out when you need to come out. I have never felt safer clicked into a pair of bindings. Also, the weight and rigidity of the binding also helps you mach through chop, crud and chunder, which is a huge plus in my eyes. Best binding on the market, hands down.

        I trust STH bindings as well, but do not buy them anymore after discovering the turntable treasure!

        Your knees will thank you.

        Solid Binder

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These bindings have stood the test of time in terms of design and are essentially bulletproof in their construction. I haven?t come out of them yet, but the turntable heel is a kneesaver on certain awkward releases. The one weird thing about them is the forward pressure. The white indicator is not accurate, and it is really something that you should leave up to someone who has experience mounting and adjusting FKS bindings (it?s an ?adjust by feel? binding). In addition, the heelpiece is fixed with very little adjustment, so if you change boot sizes/want to have someone else try your ski, they would have to be re-mounted.

        Best bindings available

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Of all bindings I've ever had, the FKS design binding is by far the most durable and functional. The metal construction can withstand the abusive impacts in park and street much better than its plastic alternatives. Although these are not by any means the lightest binding set up, they are one of the most tried and true option in aggressive skiing.

        Best bindings available

        Would the 130mm brake width be too wide for my 112mm underfoot Moment Deathwish's? You guys were sold out of the 115mm brakes. Are the brakes swappable?

        Hey Ty - The 130 mm brakes are too wide for your Deathwish's (you want to stay under 15 mm difference). The brakes are swappable so you could source out the 115 mm elsewhere but know they are tricky to install. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

        - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

        What size brake will i need to pair with the super 7 ski? Thanks in advance.

        Is this too beefy of a binding to mount on a set of Armada TST's? Also will the 115 width on the break be a problem for a 103 waist ski?

        Ski binding newb here...

        Any particle size an aggressive 5'10", 150lb rider on 172cm Rossi Soul 7 skis should be shooting for?

        Also, difference between the Rossi FKS 140 & FKS 180 bindings? With the $100 difference and everything...

        I have a pair of powder skis at 122mm at...

        I have a pair of powder skis at 122mm at the waist and am in that dilemma of whether to get the FKS with the 115mm break and bend them or the 130mm break? Which is better for performance reasons and benefits?

        I'm looking for a full metal binding, and...

        I'm looking for a full metal binding, and this is the one with the lowest DIN range. I usually ski around 10, but like to set it to a lower setting when I dedicate full days in the trees. I'm wondering If its ok to set these binding to the minimum DIN setting. I want to set these at 8, and that's the lowest they go. I don't see why not, since DIN is a standard and bindings have to live up to that standard, but would like Backcountry's opinion on this.

        Hey vaip56753,

        I see what you want to do, but I wouldn't recommend it with this model of the Rossignol FKS. When you put a binding and the lowest part of the DIN range, it barely activates the spring which can lead to probably unintentional releases. I think the best thing for you would be to jump on the Rossignol FKS 140 as the DIN range on the 140 is 5 to 14 so you'd be safer at the 8 or the 10 setting.

        Would these fit on the k2 pon2oons? 134...

        Would these fit on the k2 pon2oons? 134 mm waist. Can they bend the extra 4 mm?

        Thinking about getting these for my pow...

        Thinking about getting these for my pow ski this winter.

        Can anybody think of any reason not to? Besides from price and a little extra weight, they seem like the most bomber option out there. Am I missing anything?

        You will be very happy with these on some powder boards. I think you'll find them to be pretty light when you throw them over the shoulder for a quick hike or a 20 min side step. You can ski them for ages and your knees will thank you. I've kicked a shoe once with these bindings over 2 seasons, riding DIN around 12, 180lbs. High speed blow up in heavy spring pow. My knee was sore for a few days, a good tweak, but the release was perfect. To be expected from the best on the market.

        will the Rossignol FKS 180 B130 fit on the...

        will the Rossignol FKS 180 B130 fit on the 2013 Volkl Kuro - 132 mm waist?