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For the winter season, check out all our tips on how to choose your ski bindings . A key element in the practice of the alpine skiing, ski touring and cross-country skiing, the ski binding plays a vital role and to secure the skier. To enjoy the sensations of gliding on all terrains, opt for attachment in line with your expectations and your profile. Learn more

HOW TO CHOOSE SKI BINDINGS

Whatever your field of play, it is essential to have ski equipment in line with your expectations, but especially with the following elements : sex, size, age, weight, shoe size and ski level. Indeed, the fixation is an interface that will steer the ski as a function of your strength and that will secure the skier during the practice as for example a walk in the park to avoid any consequence in the event of a fall.

The alpine skiing bindings is composed of a front stop and a heel piece. The stopper maintains the shoe at the rear with a spring that you press when you laced up his skis. The heel piece on it also contains a spring so that the ski boot is properly in the axis of the ski. Two axes are taken into account in the ski attachment : lateral and vertical. These two axes play a vital role during disengagement of the ski ; and the trigger can be done on the stop (side release) or on the heel piece (vertical-trigger). The trigger varies, of course, the fall caused by the skier. This is why a good adjusting ski bindings is paramount.

So that this trigger is the most efficient way possible, it is up to the skier to choose the force required to cause and to move the fixing in order to release the shoe. The small numbers on the stop and the heel piece must be adjusted according to the above items : sex, size, age, weight, shoe size and ski level, to optimize elasticity, that is to say, the part of the bracket that holds the shoe. The more one optimizes this setting, the more one increases the chances of releasing the ski boot during a fall and thus reduce injuries.

 

SKI BINDINGS FOR TOURING

The practitioners of ski touring have to achieve the heights with the materials appropriately with their practice. If some will prefer the effort to climb, others will prefer skis more heavy to take maximum advantage of the downhill in powder snow. In both cases, the bindings ski touring are lighter than in the alpine skiing.

The fixing on a ski-hiking has two parts : the stop and the heel piece.

Concerning fixations " Low-Tech ", the thrust bearing (front) has low elasticity, the onset of the fixation is made more easily than in alpine skiing. Practitioners can choose between two positions : "on" or " ski ". In the " on " position, it is very rare to see a skier, remove your shoes, providing them with full confidence during conversion to reach the heights. At the rear, it is necessary to adjust the vertical axis or lateral to maintain the ski shoe to a ski. The heel piece ensures the triggering of the shoe in case of a fall.

The ski bindings for hiking the 'classic' have a heel piece that locks the shoe against the ski and the stopper. Heavier than the " Low-Tech ", they are similar to ski bindings alpine and rarely have shims mounted, but allow you e enjoy the descent without great fear of a walk in the park.

SKI BINDINGS FOR CROSS-CROUNTRY

There are two types of bindings for cross-country skiing : the system SNS, and the system NNN.

The system SNS is based on a simple principle, to bring back the most quickly and most efficiently as possible, ski under the shoe. Several hooks are placed under the shoe to facilitate the guidance and increase safety.

The system NNN includes fasteners "draggable" where there is no need to drill the ski. Plates are pre-set are present on the ski and the binding slips inside.

If you are looking for performance, go for a mounting skiing fine, and if you are passionate about back country, choose bindings large, more robust.

Whatever your type of skiing, enjoy the sensations of gliding on the track as off-track, but never neglect the choice of the material and ask professionals to set up your !