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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.

GLOSSARY>>

>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

Take a Seat: Built to Rip

Features

This how a monoski works.

Look Bindings 2001

Gear

Look has developed three new heels and two toes in the past 30 months, an extraordinary burst of productivity. "We've concentrated on refining components like plates and lifters and minimizing the ski's flat spot caused by the binding."

Wiberg Pulls Out of Women's Combined

Advice

Former World Cup overall champion Pernilla Wiberg withdrew from the women's combined on Wednesday because of a sore knee.

Marker Bindings 2001-02

Gear

The majority of Marker's binding line will be new for next season. As with last year's collection, what differentiates Marker's binding models from each other is the performance-enhancing technology that comes underneath the toe and heel pieces.

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