Featured Comparison Review 2020 Look Bindings

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    MODELSTAND HEIGHT (mm)SETTING RANGEWEIGHT (g/pr)STANDARD BRAKE SIZES (mm)OPTIONAL BRAKE SIZES (mm)SOLE COMPATIBILITY
    NX 1018.53-10160083, 93, 10073DIN
    NX 1118.53.5-11183090, 10083, 120DIN
    NX 12 GW18.53.5-12203090, 100, 12083DIN, GripWalk
    SPX 1018.53-10200073, 10090, 120DIN
    SPX 12 Dual18.53.5-12223090, 100, 12073DIN, WTR, GripWalk*
    Pivot 12 AW18.54-12229075, 95, 115130DIN, GripWalk
    Pivot 14 AW18.55-14229075, 95, 115130DIN, GripWalk
    Pivot 1818.58-18249075, 95, 115, 130 DIN, GripWalk, WTR**
    NX 12 Konect (demo)333.5-12270090, 10083, 120DIN, WTR, GripWalk*
    SPX 12 Konect (demo)333.5-12290090, 100, 12083DIN, WTR, GripWalk*
          *Compatible with GripWalk in alpine DIN mode only, not WTR
    **WTR requires different AFD
     
    Note: All specs are based on information available at time of publishing and are subject to change.

    Look NX 10 and NX 11

    • Pluses: Lightweight, multidirectional toe release, easy step-in heel
    • Minuses: Older design but still does the job
    • Color Options: Black, Black/White (NX 10)
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Z10, Z12, Warden 11; Fischer Attack2 11 AT; Marker Squire 11 ID; Tyrolia Attack2 11 GW

    Look NX 12 GW
    • Pluses: Multidirectional toe release, simple WTR adjustment, accepts GripWalk
    • Minuses: Lightweight heel
    • Color options: Black/White
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Z12, Warden MNC 11; Fischer Attack2 11 AT; Marker Squire 11 ID; Tyrolia Attack2 11 GW, Attack2 12 GW

    Look SPX 10
    • Pluses: Great "tweener" option, commonly used for junior race skis; could be the best-value binding on the market.
    • Minuses: Tough to find outside race shops, comes standard with narrow brake
    • Color options: Black, Black Icon (Jr Race)
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Z12, Warden 11; Marker Squire 11 ID; Tyrolia Attack2 11 GW, Attack2 12 GW

    Look SPX 12 Dual
    • Pluses: Multidirectional toe release, simple WTR adjustment, accepts GripWalk, responsive heel
    • Minuses: Heavy, long mount distance
    • Color options: Black, Petrol Orange, Khaki Yellow
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Warden MNC 13, STH2 WTR 13; Fischer Attack2 13 AT; Look Pivot 12 Dual, Pivot 14 Dual; Marker Griffon 13 ID; Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW

    Look Pivot 12 AW
    • Pluses: Multidirectional toe release, GripWalk, shortest mount distance, low rotation weight, most elasticity in heel
    • Minuses: Very little range of adjustment, can be quirky to get into, low brakes can get caught landing switch, no more WTR; you can't get the cool Pugski-influenced Forza motif
    • Color options: Black Icon
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon STH2 WTR 13, Warden MNC 13; Look Pivot 14 AW; Marker Griffon 13 ID; Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW

    Look Pivot 14 AW
    • Pluses: Responsive heel, 20 mm travel, shortest mount distance, lowest rotation weight, most elasticity in heel, Forza motif is back
    • Minuses: Very little range of adjustment, can be quirky to get into, low brakes can get caught landing switch (same binding as 12, just a slightly stronger spring), no more WTR
    • Color options: Forza, Black Icon
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon STH2 WTR 16; Look Pivot 18; Marker Jester 16 ID, Jester 18 Pro; Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW, Attack2 16 GW, Attack2 18 X GW

    Look Pivot 18
    • Pluses: All metal, single-pivot toe, Forza motif is back
    • Minuses: WTR AFD optional, must be changed before toe piece is installed (AFD Part #FCEF002), not compatible with GripWalk
    • Color options: Forza, Black
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon STH2 WTR 16; Look Pivot 14 Dual; Marker Jester 16 ID, Jester 18 Pro, Tyrolia Attack2 16 GW, Attack2 18 X GW

    Demo Bindings

    Look NX 12 Konect
    • Adjustment range: 260-377 mm
    • Toolless length adjustment: Yes, w/manual AFD
    • Sole compatibility: DIN, GripWalk, WTR
    • Pluses: Easy step-in heel, easiest to adjust for DIN/WTR, accepts GripWalk
    • Minuses: Tall stand height, heavy for entry-level demo
    • Color options: Black/White
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Warden 11 DT, Marker FDT TPX 12; Marker Squire 11 TCX D, Tyrolia Attack2 11 AT Demo
    Look SPX 12 Konect
    • Adjustment range: 260-377 mm
    • Toolless length adjustment: Yes, w/manual AFD
    • Sole compatibility: DIN, GripWalk, WTR
    • Pluses: Easiest to adjust for DIN/WTR, accepts GripWalk
    • Color options: Black/White
    • Minuses: Tall stand height, heaviest of all demos
    • Others to consider: Atomic/Salomon Warden 13 DT; Marker Griffon 13 TCX D; Marker Griffon 13 D; Tyrolia Attack2 13 AT Demo
     
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  2. Slim

    Slim Out on the slopes Skier

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    Thanks for these super handy overviews!

    Why is ‘older design’ a con?
    Why is ‘lightweight heel’ a con?
     
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    Philpug

    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The heel is the weak link in this binding. It is a single stage not on par with some of the other offerings in the class. Plus it is not Gripwalk compatible.
     
  4. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

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    Where is the P18 GripWalk AFD?!

    there’s a part # floating about.
     
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    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I have the part # for the WTR AFD, I haven't gotten the one for the GW...I need to. I have some 18's that I should update.
     


  6. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

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  7. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    can you address the multi directional toe release and if is or isn't on upper models or nixed for being locked in?

    Family wise, we're pretty conservative skiers so I've tended to lean towards bindings that offered what I perceived as bindings more forgiving in falls, but then I may be completely off in my thinking.
     

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