Tag Archive: passport binding

Feb 11 2016

1st Look: Carbon Sender for Hucksters

A-Sender from Kitten Factory skis.

If you make a habit of skiing hard and landing big airs Look’s Pivot binding is back from retirement for a reason; no other binding offers as much elasticity in the heel to absorb landing forces as it does. Period. For backcountry huckers there’s a new adapter plate that fits in Pivot bindings for touring. …

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Feb 04 2015

Hagan makes AT binding & skis for kids

Hagan Z02 Junior

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the future sustainability of skiing, particularly the human powered version. Erratic snowfall is an issue, but equally important is the root element of interest. To combat the trend of kids caught up in a web of virtual reality, Hagan will be offering a kids version of …

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Sep 16 2013

1st Look: Ambition – Tyrolia’s lightest AT binding

Tyrolia's color neutral promo photo - 'cuz the colors will change with the various logos - Head, Fischer, Tyrolia.

  After touring with Tyrolia’s beefy AT binding, the Adrenaline I was impressed with how simple and easy the mode switch was to operate; on par with the original BAT binding, Fritschi-Diamir’s Freeride. No need to step out of the binding to switch modes, a nice feature between downhill pitches where you don’t need to …

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Aug 14 2013

Passport Bindings for the ’14 Season

Spirit Dan rips freshies on Tahoe's West Shore.

  Lured by the Backcountry? There are roughly three different styles of backcountry equipment you should consider if you’re hunting fresh powder: alpine, snowboard, or telemark. Of the three disciplines, alpine offers the easiest to understand, and adopt, set of options. The style of alpine binding that appeals easiest to budding BC skiers are what …

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Apr 01 2013

Review: Adrenaline, Tyrolia’s passport binder

Adrenaline: Tyrolia's beefy passport binding.

Last season Tyrolia announced their intention to join Marker with their version of yet another passport binding. When one floated through the Start Haus recently I took advantage of the opportunity and snuck ‘em out for a tour. In downhill mode there is little to distinguish Tyrolia’s AT trainer binding from other brands. A passing …

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Jan 21 2013

OR Report: Backcountry Bindings for 2013/14

Dynafit's Beast. Over 4 pounds per pair (1 kg) for a cool C-note. Skis not included.

  Alpine Touring In the AT realm, there are a ton of new bindings headed our way. I don’t know if this is better or worse, but there are many more to follow in the years to come from the likes of companies like Salomon, Look, and probably from K2 too. For now, it’s mostly …

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Dec 07 2012

Fondling Salomon’s Guardian

The Salomon Guardian Alpine Touring binding

  Well I’ve finally shook hands with a pair for an extended period of time, but my feet have not had the opportunity to dance again with Salomon’s Guardian — yet. There is no doubt this is a binding that carries some clout. At 6½ pounds per pair, when you decide to kick it in …

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