Salomon SNS X-Adventure Raid
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Mount the Salomon SNS(R) XA(R) Manual backcountry ski bindings on a pair of metal edge skis and enjoy the quiet solitude of an untracked snowy slopes. Wide platforms allow good power transmission from your boots to the bindings to the skis. Full-length guide ridges enhance control of the skis while gliding. Bindings open and close manually for a secure grasp on your boots. Salomon SNS(R) XA(R) Manual backcountry ski bindings have a 185 stiffness flex that is tuned for skiing in rolling terrain off the groomed trails. Bindings are compatible with boots that have the SNS X-ADV outsole, such as the Salomon X-ADV 6 cross-country ski boots (sold separately). Not compatible with SNS or SNS Pilot boot outsoles.
The Salomon SNS XA Manual binding is the reference backcountry touring binding by which all others are judged. In production for many years, this binding has a respected durability record. OMC use this binding in a rental system for nearly 15 years, with no failures Manual operation does mean you have to bend over to open/close, but the benefit is a tight boot/binding connection and a high resistance to freezing up Be aware that the name has several aliases over the years- X-ADV Raid, XADV Manual, aka SNS-BC. The binding is the same Compatible with X-ADV boots, and older SNS-BC boots. Internal construction is beefy, but all metal-to-metal parts that need to slide are augmented with a plastic face to eliminate the freezing shut or open issues with experienced with competitive designs
Take the path of more resistance with the Salomon SNS XA Manual Backcountry Binding with a wider platform for better power transmission in soft snow. Natural-feeling flex and maximum contact underfoot means indefatigable power through the untracked. Sure, backcountry skiing isn't as fast-paced as in-track skating, but with all that glorious snow and solitude, you wouldn't want it to be.