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Ski binding


Ski binding

Ski binding consists on the attachment which anchors the ski boots to the ski. In terms of safety, a ski binding is the most important piece of your ski equipment; because together with your ski boots they form the link between you body and you skis.

Binding appropriate gives you a perfect balance between tightly gripping your boots and releasing when the pressure exceeds adjustable settings.

The quality of your Bindings are a very important safety issue, since they take care of holding the foot firmly to the ski and yet be sensitive enough to release should a fall put excessive strain on your leg. Also they have to retain enough elasticity to pull your boot back to the centre of the ski in the event of a near-release.

A Detailed Look at Ski Bindings

First of all, you should know that all movement and pressure you place on your boots is directed to your bindings.

Modern bindings suppose a second purpose, which is to release your boot when the pressure reaches a predefined level. In case you fall heavily your skis do not stay attached to your legs. If this would happen they could serious injuries like fractures or torn ligaments.

Step in Bindings are considered as the most common type of binding. Their design consists in a separate toe and heel piece that are attached to the top of the ski. The toe-side piece is who allows sideways release and the heel piece allows upward release. As a precaution it is very important to know which piece allows for which kind of release. Since some toe pieces also allow upward release. In the same way some heel pieces allow sideways release. And finally the force needed for release can be adjusted by a certified ski technician.

How to choose a ski binding
Ski binding types
Parts of a sky binding
 How to choose a ski binding
Here you can find information to make the correct combination between boots and binding.
 Ski binding types
Know the different ski binding types such as alpine, telemark, snowboard, backcountry, and Kandahar.
 Parts of a ski binding
Get information about parts and features of ski bindings such as anti-friction device, ski brakes and others.