Salomon Z12 Ti B100 Binding (Fall 06):
You need a hardcore wide-waist binding for your powder ski, but you already know that every ounce that you add to the performance profile potentially muffles a little bit of that precious pop and oh-so-lively rebound. If this is your situation, the new Salomon Z12 Ti B100 is your binding. It's not just the lightest performance binding made by Salomon--it's the lightest in the industry (so far--we're still checking the numbers as they come in this season, but it looks good for Salomon). The Z12 Ti B100 binding is a great choice for advanced and expert skiers--especially if you're the heli-skiing sort who flies high into places where every ounce saved translates to more energy for the turns down the mountain. This year Salomon introduced their Z-concept bindings to improve lateral rigidity and shock absorption--but the huge difference is in the weight. If you're an expert who doesn't need to crank the DIN numbers up to 14, this wide-waist performer is perfect for your widest waist powder planks.