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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

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5 5

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.

5 5

Your knees will thank you.

  • Gender: Male
  • 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.
5 5

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.

5 5

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
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Toe Pieces mounted on 4FRNT Hoji's

Rossignol FKS

Rossignol FKS

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130mm width mounted on 4FRNT Hoji

5 5

best binding ever made

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

there's a reason people hoard these bindings and dig through ski swaps and thrift stores to find them. aside from added the option for a bigger brake, these bindings have been bulletproof and reliable since they first came out. they started out as race stock bindings, but were phased out once rossi came out with the PX series. because of that, they retained their resale value until demand got so high that they had to reintroduce them a few years back. the narrow mounting pattern allows your ski to flex more freely, and they're also super low profile which allows for more control/keeps you closer to your ski. I've ridden it for years and not once have I ever encountered a prerelease problem, and they're solid steel so breaking them is damn near impossible. if going hard is your thing, then these are the bindings you'll want under your feet.

5 5

THE REAL DEAL

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After years skiing on Markers and Salomons, wishing for something safer and more durable, I decided to finally take the financial plunge and splurge on these bad boys. WORTH IT!!! These puppies keep you on lockdown, at least until a twisting fall that is. The predictable release on these compared to other brands gives you confidence like no other. I even brought my DIN setting down a full point, because these things are just so reliable at keeping you in when you want and letting you go when you don't. And the durability means you won't need a new pair next season, unlike plastic Markers and Tyrolias. Another thing that doesn't usually get mentioned, the shorter mounting platform REALLY DOES GIVE YOU A BETTER FEEL OF THE SKI!! Every other brand of binding I have ever tried leaves the portion of the ski underfoot feeling dead and clunky, where as the way these are mounted to the ski is very direct, with much less plates/plastic/metal in between you and the ski. Result? You can smear, carve, and spin with more precision.
Spend the extra money,
You won't regret it

5 5

Safe, Durable and Functional

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is by far the best binding I have used. If you like to ski park, hit BC jumps and lines and want to count on your gear to not pre-release and save your knees, this is the binding for you. The pivot design allows for proper heel release with great elastic movement. They are also almost indestructible. There are still pairs floating around from the 70s and you will never see this binding fade out.

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

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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?

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I'd go with the 130 and deal with 4mm of overhang on each side. bending out the 115s will be taking them to the limit and if you aren't super experienced at it may end up breaking them or just doing a poor job. A 4mm overhang is pretty minimal.

5 5

Hardcore bindings for hardcore riders

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't imagine using any other binding after getting a pair of fks 180's. I've got these bad boys on my park skis and have decided they are nearly impossible to break. Any other binding out there i can find someway to break em, these not so much. They can take a beating.

If its lightweight your looking for you may have to get something else, but if you want a bombproof binding that can take a beating anywhere on the mountain these are the ones to get.

5 5

I've been converted

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After multiple pre-release incidents with other brands of bindings, I purchased a pair of these bad boys and never looked back. You won't come out for any reason, until you need to. That's how a binding should work and that's all you need. Now to spread the word...

5 5

Locked down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have never come out of these bindings while I was still on my feet. They always stay on and give me a shot at sticking tough lines or off balanced landings. They are heavier than most bindings but they put your boot closer to the ski and keep you there. Be careful setting them up . . . heavy springs and fingers don't mix. Never met someone that had these bindings and didn't like them. I was stoked to see Rossignol put these back in the lineup a few years back. I dig the orange!

5 5

tough bindings.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my main inbound/slackcountry choice on three out of five of my inbounds skis (two others have Salomon STH 16s) at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. They suit me quite nice.

5 5

AWESOME BINDINGS

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is hands-down the best beefy binding on the market. If you ski a fat ski, go big and fast and want to land big stuff without a pre-release, this is the binding for you. I've used the FKS for several seasons and still have to find something negative to say about them.
The "close to the ski" feel means that you get a more direct response from your skis. It provides optimal edge feel and allows for a more neutral stance on your boards. These all metal beasts will never break, they last forever and they look cool!
The only thing I can possibly see as a negative is that the pivoting heel is a little less straight-forward to put on, especially in deep snow or for inexperienced skiers...

5 5

Bombproof!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a pair of these bindings that are now 6 seasons old. They look tore up but feel as good as they did when I first bought them. The binding has not changed in that time. I love the 0 degree ramp angle which puts you close to the ski and works really well for skiing switch. Full metal construction so these babies never break. The pivot heal allows you to crank these down to keep from pre-releasing, but always give when they need to so your knees are safe. This binding is also lighter than other full metal binders on the market from companies like Salomon or Tyrolia. Bottom line: If you huck day in and day out then this is the tool to have!

5 5

The Best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these bindings on both my big mountain and park skis (JJ's and Rossi Scratch) and they have never disappointed. Very durable. I have had axial style Rossi's before and ended up breaking both baseplates, but never had an issue with the FKS. The pivoting heal is what sets it apart. I ride it at a fairly high DIN so when I land real hard or backseat on a cliff are park jump, it'll still hold me in. However, because of the pivoting heal, they will come right off when they are needed to. Saves knees!
Highly recommended.

5 5

Bomb Proof!

I have these on my Manta's and Automatic's. I've always had issues with pre-ejection (that's what she said), and the only time they've let loose was tomahawking down Granite... And that's when they should pop off.

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

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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.

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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.

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Ya, I agree with Wally.

5 5

Haven't found anything negative to say

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After taking these through all kinds of terrain (hard pack, ice, fresh powder, heavier powder, moguls, terrain park), I can't find anything bad to say. I went with the FKS 180 because it was reviewed as a super solid, all-metal binding that would take a beating, and that is exactly what I've found it to be. The reduced mounting footprint on the ski really does seem to provide better feel, allowing the ski to flex a bit more naturally than if there were a binding plate. The FKS 180 is a bit pricier than other options, but as far as I've experienced the build quality and performance are worth the premium. Highly recommended

Haven't found anything negative to say

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