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    Salomon Mtn tech "Pin" binding

    Just got these and took some pics. Here for the gear porn. Will mount them up on Salomon Mtn Explore 88 skis and try out some Mtn Lab boots (which are unchanged for all intents and purposes from last year)

    http://mtn.salomon.com/products/adve...in-binding.htm

    http://mtn.salomon.com/products/free...n-lab-boot.htm

    Not pictured yet - Salomon Mtn Explore 88 skis and skins

    http://mtn.salomon.com/products/adve...ore-88-ski.htm

    Thanks to Stefan Brierley for entrusting me with the gear and to Mike Douglas for giving me the idea









    Last edited by LeeLau; 03-30-2017 at 10:51 PM.

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    No flat touring mode a la Dynafit superlight?

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    do the boots fit you, I am assuming they have more volume thru the heel/ankle area?

    One of the salomon crew was up 2 years ago and he had put an extra buckle over the instep
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyski View Post
    No flat touring mode a la Dynafit superlight?
    It has it. See the first heel piece picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    do the boots fit you, I am assuming they have more volume thru the heel/ankle area?

    One of the salomon crew was up 2 years ago and he had put an extra buckle over the instep
    I think Im just lucky to have average feet

    Good ankle retention without crushing the instep

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    Was thinking Salomon would come out with something exciting in the tech binding. From the photos, that does not look too exciting.

    Why do companies make leashes without a weak link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    It has it. See the first heel piece picture.
    Thats not flat? (neither is the superlite though)

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    Salomon Mtn tech "Pin" binding

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    do the boots fit you, I am assuming they have more volume thru the heel/ankle area?

    One of the salomon crew was up 2 years ago and he had put an extra buckle over the instep
    If you want a narrower volume heel check out the Zero G. MTN Lab has low volume toebox and mid volume midfoot/heel (similar to the QST without the crushing instep). Zero G has largish volume toebox, medium volume midfoot and low volume heel (similar to the new Cochise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyski View Post
    No flat touring mode a la Dynafit superlight?
    Heel rotates 90* for flat on ski mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat in january View Post
    Was thinking Salomon would come out with something exciting in the tech binding. From the photos, that does not look too exciting.

    Why do companies make leashes without a weak link?


    The weak link is in the pins, as soon as you take a turn on a slope greater than 30 degrees it falls out.
    They got a name for the winners in the world

    http://procatinator.com/?cat=80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindahl View Post
    Thats not flat? (neither is the superlite though)
    Quote Originally Posted by Banquo View Post
    Heel rotates 90* for flat on ski mode.
    Yes - I should've taken a picture. The heel rotates. You can flip up the lifters with the pole. Can't figure out how to rotate the heel back to ski without lifting the ski back up (for rip the skins quick transitions) but I'll try different ways when I get them mounted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml242 View Post
    The weak link is in the pins, as soon as you take a turn on a slope greater than 30 degrees it falls out.
    Ohhhhhh, shots fired!

    That being said, I'm sure as shit not lining up to beta test anything Salomon pin tech related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    Ohhhhhh, shots fired!

    That being said, I'm sure as shit not lining up to beta test anything Salomon pin tech related.
    The bindings have been out for a year in Europe already but I'm definitely taking it easy on them to start - as with any new product

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Yes - I should've taken a picture. The heel rotates. You can flip up the lifters with the pole. Can't figure out how to rotate the heel back to ski without lifting the ski back up (for rip the skins quick transitions) but I'll try different ways when I get them mounted
    I spent a week skiing Frey with Chris Rubens and Hoji this summer. I wasn't really paying attention but I think he just leveraged his pole grip between his boot and heel to pop it out of flat mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banquo View Post
    I spent a week skiing Frey with Chris Rubens and Hoji this summer. I wasn't really paying attention but I think he just leveraged his pole grip between his boot and heel to pop it out of flat mode.
    Ok. That's what I used to do with TLT speeds brakeless. Will try it out. - thanks!

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    Heel piece rotated


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    I'm assuming the boot is a 27.5?

    Are you running the "Expert" spring? If so, could you put it on a tester and see what sort of upward release value you get?

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    I wish they would sell it in the USA...

    Great looking light weight binding. Shame companies seem to think they need a functional brake to sell tech bindings in the USA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    I wish they would sell it in the USA...

    Great looking light weight binding. Shame companies seem to think they need a functional brake to sell tech bindings in the USA...
    Is that the only reason it's not being sold here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevergreene View Post
    Is that the only reason it's not being sold here?
    Dealers are being told there will be a version with brakes offered at SIA in December. The brakeless version was not offered to US dealers for the 2016-17 season, though it's mentioned in the Salomon/Atomic tech manual already.

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    Looks like Plum is making the toe chassis and wings for Soli? Or Salomon licensed the toe design and gave it a few tweaks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
    Looks like Plum is making the toe chassis and wings for Soli? Or Salomon licensed the toe design and gave it a few tweaks?
    This binding is made by ATK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierD View Post
    I wish they would sell it in the USA...

    Great looking light weight binding. Shame companies seem to think they need a functional brake to sell tech bindings in the USA...
    MEC has them here in Canada: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5049-567/MTN-Binding

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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5049-4...d-Tour-Binding

    or buy the Atomics also for 700$ if you want a different color

    or the speed turn for about half that price
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Yeah, MEC even has this note:

    Note, Salomon and Atomic both provide the same binding under a different name.

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