Emery Energy Classic Ski Touring Binding 1990s


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | August 18, 2016      

Still getting the remainder of our collection added to the virtual ski touring binding museum. Main challenge is turning out to be getting the dates right. Very little information exists online regarding ski touring binding history, and while we did use many of these bindings ourselves during past decades, exact date memories can be fuzzy. Thus, YOUR HELP APPRECIATED.

Emery Energy is an early example of the switch from metallic componentry to composites.

Emery Energy is an early example of the switch from metallic componentry to composites.

We arrange the museum so comments end up here on these brief blog post pages. The full museum display for the Emery Energy is here. To see the entire museum check our index page.

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4 Responses to “Emery Energy Classic Ski Touring Binding 1990s”

  1. ptor August 21st, 2016 1:19 am

    Emery Energy came onto the market in 1996/97 as best I can remember.

  2. Lou Dawson 2 August 21st, 2016 9:14 am

    Thanks Ptor, really appreciate the help. To make this “museum” useful for myself and others, the big crux is to date all the items. Goal is to get to some level of completion before winter, as I’ve been limping along with the project now for quite a few years. Hopefully some big ski company will pay to have it all shipped over to Europe for a booth event at ISPO one of these winters. We did that once years ago at the OR show, with Couloir magazine, and it was a hit. Some of the bindings are pretty amusing, others are pure nostalgia, and still others just ask the question, Why? (smile). ‘best, Lou

  3. Mark Worley August 23rd, 2016 9:50 pm

    Take it to ISPO! Guaranteed conversation starter.

  4. Joan February 6th, 2017 12:46 pm

    I owed these bindings! They were cheap when I started touring, and could not afford serious alternatives. The experience though was bad. The bindings are soft (plastic) and the metallic wire used as the heel was a complete disaster. It actually bended and was losing height and precision over time. I hacked them a lot, and made myself some PVC heels to substitute those wires, but did not work really. The latch was also imprecise and got worn quickly. I finally got to sell them (and I feel kind of bad for having sold them because of the poor buyer).

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