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Alpina Rottefella NNN BC Magnum Binding Reviews

lilcliffy

ultimate off-trail xcountry (stride and glide) binding

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Pros: light; complete extension of nordic stride; wide flat base for BOF control

Cons: not as versatile as 75mm binding (no telemark options)

When I say "xcountry" I specifically mean classic kick (stride) and glide skiing. From my experience; the NNNBC Magnum is the best off-trail kick and glide binding available- stable and efficient.  It is perhaps the best simply because it also widely available- with a huge selection of boots to match it. The SNS X-ADV bindings are very good as well.  Though narrower than the NNNBC- the SNS X-ADV has a longer ridge on the base plate.  The biggest issue I have with the SNS X-ADV is the severe lack of boot options. On an everyday basis, I am currently using the NNNBC Magnum binding, with Alpina Alaska boots; and off-trail xcountry skis ranging from a 60mm shovel- to a109mm...
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beungood

Beefy reliable binding

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Pros: Strong, powerful edging

Cons: Base plate is wide

These are an awesome binding if you like NNN style Backcountry boots. The plate is wide but allows you to apply leverage ith your toebar AND the soles of your NNN BC boot by interfacing with the bootsole.  I have them on Alpina Trackers (64 Shovel) and a set of Alpina Woodies (68 Shovel) and so far love the way they work. Don't ice up like the auto bindings  easy to engage and disengage. You do have to bend down /stoop to lock them but they hold great and on a particularly steep and bumpy path I could edge enough to take it pretty fast. As strong as they are they also kick and glide well. Well with the slight increase over the auto bindings if you have anything over a 60-ish...
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