Cross Country Ski Bindings
Choose cross country ski bindings fitting your boots
When choosing a set of bindings for your cross country skis it is important that you have in mind what kind of cross country rider you are and what kind of boots you own. This boils down to three categories and types of bindings: Classic, skate, and backcountry.
Furthermore, the different boots have different types of soles on them, which makes them only compatible with specific bindings. This is one important thing to have in mind when choosing a pair of cross country ski bindings.
Cross Country Ski Binding - NNN or SNS?
With an NNN binding (New Nordic Norm) the boot is only attached to the binding in the front, which allows the skier to have the heel free. NNN bindings are easy to use and provide great flexibility for the skier.
Another system is the SNS setup (Salomon Nordic System), which is developed by the brand Salomon. In this setup, a flat bail holds the boot tightly in the binding, but at the same time, this system allows the skier for easy entry and exit. As in the NNN-setup, the skier has the heel free, providing a great amount of flexibility. An SNS-binding is a good solution for everyone who wants to optimise their downhill performance.
Furthermore, some of our SNS-bindings are compatible with the NNN-system. Look after the word “Prolink” in the product description.
Winter is coming - with a set of new XC ski bindings
In the past, the NNN and SNS standards have been dominating the market. But now the patent for the NNN-system which was owned by Rottefella has expired. This lead to Salomon introducing the Prolink system but there are also new players on the market. The two major brands Fischer and Rossignol have collaborated and introduced in 2017 the Turnamic binding system.
What makes the Turnamic system special is the easy step in and out of the binding, the easy adjustment, and the one-point fixation. While you have the boot clicked in, you can adjust the binding with a simple button (no tools required) to move forward for better grip or backward, for more glide. Additionally, the Turnamic bindings are fixed only at one point (Flowflex system) which ensures a free flex of the ski.