I’ve been jonesing for a test samp of the new Atomic Salomon tech binding. Rather fascinating to see one of the most highly technical ski binding companies on the planet go low tech. But the design is proven by literally millions of ski tourers. We went over this binding in more detail last winter when we visited Atomic. This pair will go on some test skis ASAP and get passed around amongst our guest bloggers. In fact, I guess I should stick them to the Atomic Ultimate 85 we have leaning against our ski rack here in the skunk works. These bindings came direct from Austria to feed our gear blogging fanaticism.
Total binding weight with screws, no safety strap: 280 grams.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).