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For as far back as I can remember, I've always used Salomon bindings, and still do on some of my skis. But after years and years of seeing countless friends sporting the Rossignol FKS, and listening to everyone sing their praises, I decided it was time to see for myself if the gospel that's consistently spread by virtually every freeskier on the planet is true.
Guess what? It is.
The Rossignol FKS is quite possibly the best and most trustable binding on the planet. It's so damn good, durable and tough that it's hard to put into words, but above all its incredible features, the release system is by far the best, and my (along with so many others') personal favorite. The turntable heel (which has the longest elastic travel of any binding on the market) releases you when it needs to and keeps you firmly in place when it doesn't, making blown knees and/or lost skis a thing of the past. And speaking as someone who's blown a knee a few times and had to dig for lost skis even more often, I couldn't be happier with this binding.
In addition to that, the FKS also boasts a substantial amount of shock absorption, which is great for those of us who like to hit jumps, cliffs or leave the ground in general, and comes with a variety of brake sizes to accommodate the widest of skis.
Do note though that this binding is designed for more aggressive skiers, so if you're just starting out or are an intermediate skier it would likely be an unnecessary purchase, but for all the die hard shredders out there, this binding is your golden (or orange rather) ticket to success, healthy knees and the most stomped landings of your life.