Skier's Choice Draft Picks
Round 6 – Binding Selection, Pick 9As of last winter, skiers had no need to scour eBay for beat-up, over-priced Pivot bindings with super-narrow brakes. After a few years of being discontinued, the Look Pivot, the best binding in my world, made its way back in 2010. After skiing in these bear traps, it’s hard to feel confident again in any other binding. Solid metal, a macho DIN, and a huge amount of elasticity and shock absorption means you’re locked in for the biggest hits, high speeds, and gnarly lines. On those rare occasions that I do pop out, the swiveling turn-table heels help save my knees, or at least what’s left of them.
|Description||The most trusted binding in alpine skiing, the Look Pivot is back. Seven-points of contact and the longest elastic travel on the market offer the best prevention of pre-release and greatest control. The legendary turntable heelpiece rotates directly under the heel to accurately control retention and release. With bombproof construction and the shortest mounting zone available, Pivot bindings allow more natural ski flex, greater snow feel and the most reliable release available. Price changes with increase in DIN: $375 (14 DIN), $475 (18 DIN).|
|Features||Available with 5-14 or 8-18 DIN • Turntable heel • Available with 90mm or 115mm brake|