Many people have been asking what the deal is with the all new “Oversize” label on some of the new Salomon bindings for the 2010 ski season. The new 2010 Salomon Oversized bindings gives the Salomon binding exceptional power and precision thanks to the increased contact zone for better foothold by keeping the required release values. With the new Oversized bindings you will feel even more secure. Built for skiers who are hard on their equipment and are constantly putting high torque values on their bindings. This is a great step forward for the Salomon Z and STH ski Bindings. They will only continue to get better. 2010 Salomon Bindings are now out in select online shops so get yours now and think snow!
The 2010 Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis is one of the most versatile skis that Eric Pollard has designed. Now with an all new 172cm length being made it leaves the question as to why they are still making the Line Elizabeth. Well there are actually some good reasons why. The Line Sir Francis Bacon has similar dimensions and yes they are both 172cm, but one of the biggest differences is that the 2010 Line SFB is a stiffer ski all around and made for skiing everywhere on the hill at anytime. The 2010 Line Elizabeth is softer so it is made more to be a freestyle ski that still skis the entire mountain, any conditions, well. The Line SFB is a Freeride/All-Mountain ski that will still ski the park well. There is only a cosmetic difference between the 2009 and 2010 Line Sir Francis Bacon. This is one of the best skis you will ever get on, especially if you live in a place with good snowfall the Line Sir Francis Bacon will ski any snow conditions thanks to Eric Pollard’s ability to design useful skis better than anyone else.
The 2010 K2 Obsethed Skis are out on the market right now and many are wondering what has changed from the 2009 version. K2 only changed the graphic on the 2010 K2 Obsethed Skis. If you like the 2010 graphic you are not alone as there has been a lot of positive feedback on the new look, however if you want to save a couple of hundred dollars then the best thing to do is search around for the 2009 version and I am sure you can find a great ski and binding package. If you are looking for a freeride ski or even a one ski quiver so the 2009 or 2010 K2 Obsethed Skis both would make a great choice thanks to a rockered tip and ABS sidewall they not only float well in powder, but amazingly enough are very quick edge to edge even in crud and hard pack conditions. If you find yourself skiing the side of the trail most of the time in search of soft snow, jump into the trees whenever possible, and at times just like the skis to fly then this is a great option for you.
As for the mounting point on the K2 Obsethed it really just depends on where you spend most of your time skiing. If you are going to use them just for powder then you would want to mount them at +2cm. If you find yourself skiing them all mountain then +3cm and if you find yourself wanting to use them as more of a freeride backcountry ski for use on booters and switch landings and switch skiing then we would suggest to mount them at +4cm or +5cm if you spend a lot of time riding and landing switch.