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Head's new lightweight 16 DIN side country binding

Philpug
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Pros: Lightest in class

 

 

This is more a preview than a review but...Head (a re badged Tyrolia) has introduce a viable contender in the competitive sidecounty binding market. While I have yet to get the new binding on snow, I did have a chance to play with it at the SIA show in January of the big three in this category the Tyrolia/Head is the lightest by over 100 grams. 

 

More to come when I get these on snow next season. 

 

Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

 

 

1 Comment:

G'day. What's your gut feel for how these'll stack up against the Marker Duke 16 and/or F12? Same DIN as the Duke 16 but sounds like they'll be lighter.
FYI, I'm contemplating a new rig for next year. The ski will be a Tyfoon, medium flex 175cm. Two people have recommended the Marker Dukes since I can use my alpine boots. I have Head boots (Raptor 130RS) so thinking this may be a good binding to consider. Primarily for hiking ridges at WB but I plan to do some BC touring next year in the coastal mountains.
Thanks for the preview!