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Binding Glossary

Sound like a pro tech shop owner once you get these terms down - or least know how to shop for bindings.


>Anti-friction device (AFD): The slippery surface or sliding mechanism under the boot toe that helps it to slide sideways out of the binding toepiece during release

>Boot-out: What occurs when the side of a boot hits the snow in a highly edged turn, forcing the ski’s edge out of snow and disrupting the carved arc

The Golden Age of Gear?


What used to be good is increasingly great, from easy-turning beginner boards to race-ready rockets.

Getting Into A Good Bind

Turning Points

Learning the proper technique for mounting bindings lets you talk shop with backroom techies to make sure they do the job right.

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