Binding Review

Binding Review

Editor’s Pick
Salomon STH 16
Price: $475

Salomon’s S-series bindings have long been a favorite among park and all-mountain skiers. The big change this year is Salomon ditching
the S914 model and instead producing two options: The STH 12 and the STH 16. To compensate for the loss of the mid-model, Salomon
has made one major and important change: It made the STH 16 lighter. Now suitable not only for top-level experts, the STH 16 is a reasonable binding for all advanced skiers. One of the top
bindings just got better, making it this year’s Editor’s Pick.

Marker Jester/Duke
Price: $400 ($500 for Duke)

Marker is hoping to “significantly change the binding category today” with its new Jester and Duke bindings. Based on the same new technology, both the Jester and Duke bring a new look to bindings. The Jester is designed specifically for the pipe and park. A low stand height, a DIN rating up to 16 and wide contact points for solid power transfer make this binding ideal for shredding the park and the rest of the mountain. The Jester is rounded out by a level standing position and a concentrated swing weight, making spinning feel natural. The Duke has all the same traits as the Jester, but is an alpine touring binding made for skinning.

4FRNT Deadbolt 816
Price: $340

Fischer X17
Price: $325

Rossignol Axial2
Price: $400


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