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Way more sophisticated than duct tape.

A ski binding does more than connect boot to ski. For example, the Salomon Z12 Ski Binding has High Lateral Transmission for precise control and torsional strength. Its toe wings automatically adjusts to your boot for a secure hold and sensitive release. The Vertical Progressive pivot has you covered on a backward fall, and the SCP pedal provides antifriction for easy exit. This binding is also made from Ti lightweight materials so you can lose the load but not the power. And, don't lie, you were going to duct tape your boots to your skis, weren't you. Now you can go with the best all-mountain model Salomon makes, the Z12.

  • Automatic wing adjustment
  • Vertical progressive pivot
  • Ti lightweight material
  • High lateral transmission
  • SCP Slider pedal

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Unanswered Question

Do these mount on the old pattern of the STH or the newer STH2 pattern?

How does this stack up to the Marker Griffon? I have some Griffons on my Sir Francis Bacon's right now (and I love them), but am looking to get some Atomic Theory's (as mentioned below). Just curious how these match up, as they are a little cheaper.


Best Answer Responded on

Hey Chris,
The Griffon's DIN range goes up to 13, this one stops at 12. Stand height on this one is slightly lower than the Griffon. Griffon weight is just slightly higher. I personally prefer Marker over Salomon any day... But the differences are pretty subtle - this is basically Salomon's version of the Griffon.
Hit me up if you have any questions!

4 5

Ok binding for the money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This binding does well for its intended purpose. I've skied it on all types of terrain and for me it has held up above my expectations. I would consider myself a hard charger and with experience with other bindings this one held up better than I expected. I have them slapped on some Atomic Theories as an inbounds or sidecountry ski and of course they do not perform like a $400 binding but get a lot more than what you pay for. I would recommend this binding for the guy not wanting to throw a ton of money at a pair of bindings but still wanting a decent amount of performance. I would compare it to a Rossi Axial2 120, but cheaper and a bit lower quality.

1 5

Worst binding I've ever skied- AVOID

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

DO NOT BUY THESE. Any time I hit crud and the skis chatter a bit, my skis release, despite the DIN being set at 10. What a joke! It is to the point where I actually have to change the way I ski and I consider them dangerous. I will never ski them again and will never buy Salomon bindings again. They have pre-released on top of no fall zones almost resulting in serous injury.

I have a demo pair of these on some K2 Obsethed skis that I got at the end of last year. They are demo so I knew they wouldn't be great, but the terrible-ness of these really exceeded my expectations. I would actually rate them as un-skiable, and unsafe. I will never buy a pair of Salomon bindings again

Do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY. I will be ordering new bindings and putting my current pair directly in the trash can. I'm not even going to sell them because I would feel bad selling such a terrible binding to anybody.

Responded on

Hey ted, thanks for the feedback.
Any chance you could tell us your height and weight?
Are you a mega charger?

Responded on

I don't even know how to respond to this review. I have these bindings on a pair of my skis and I charge pretty hard with them and have never had any issues. I have taken these all over the mountain - including park, and they have performed very consistently. Maybe this person bought a defective pair?

Responded on

It is possible my bindings were defective, looking back they must be as other reviewers seem to like them.

I am 6' 180 and charge pretty hard, but they would pre-release in pretty much any chatter through crud/bumps.

Responded on

I just wanted to post a note regarding your review. Having worked a few years in the industry, it is worth noting that any "demo" binding, due to the demo plate on the rear binding, are notorious for very poor forward pressure. This causes a greater chance of pre release. I have skied this binding and prior models for years and have never experienced a pre-release. This is my favorite binding and plan to buy a new pair for my new skis.

Responded on

^ This is not a demo binding. I can't think of any retail alpine bindings that don't have that plate you are talking about... Retail bindings (like this one) have a fixed toe and sliding heel that allows the owner to accommodate minor changes in boot size. Certain bindings are notorious for poor forward pressure, and most rental shops will be conservative and set on the outside of the indicator, especially for less experienced skiers.
I'd say it is very possible that this was a defective pair or that they were not set properly! Always a good idea to take these over to a Salomon certified shop to have a tech perform a system test.

Responded on

These most certainly sound defective. With the forward pressure set correctly you should not be coming out when hitting crud or when your skis get chatter. However from my personal experience Salomon bindings have pre-released on me more than any other bindings. I gave up with sliding tracks and now only ski an FKS or Pivot since they do not have a track and I have never pre-released...not once.

Feel free to contact me directly for help with a warranty. The best way to reach me is email at

Responded on

^BOOM there it is! Thanks Dan! Knew I was forgetting something. The FKS/Pivot has a fixed heel piece with a VERY small adjustment range for forward pressure. Otherwise, you're generally looking at something with a fixed toe and sliding heel to accommodate slight changes in boot sizes, or a demo/rental binding or integrated binding where both the toe and heel move to accommodate a wide range of boot sizes. If that binding is defective, it will not pass the forward lean and/or twist test. Any Atomic/Salomon certified shop will be able to determine if that binding is set properly, then perform a system test to verify whether or not it is functioning properly.

4 5

Good simple binding

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Used these last season and plan to again this season. They worked great, they got plenty of DIN for those who demand a lot from their bindings and easy to clip back into when you bust your butt in the trees.
If you ski really hard or do terrain, look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a simple good all around binding then this is a great bargain.

hi,witch is the best size of binding for...

hi,witch is the best size of binding for a men foot US 12,5 - 13 ????

Responded on

the size refers to the brake width, so it depends on the ski not the foot. these binding will fit any adult size foot. just check the waist width of your ski and make sure you select the brake width that will clear it