• Look Pivot 12 2016

      • Review by Mingg on Feb 14, 2016 @ 4:47 PM
        • 1
      • Reviewed DIN Range: 4-12 Review:

        For the most part these bindings are great. They are basically the exact same design as Rossi FKS but a little bit cheaper. Dins range up to 12, 14 and 18 with brake widths of 95, 115 and 130. I have Pivot 12s and ride at 7. If you typically ride at a higher din, say a 12, you should go with the 14s or 18s so you aren't constantly maxing out the spring. I also have the 95mm width brakes and my skis are 100mm underfoot. They did fit without bending the brakes out at all. So that was nice instead of having to go with the 115s which probably would have stuck out too far and dragged a bit while carving.

        Performance wise, these bindings are solid. I have had no issues with pre releasing or any inconsistencies. The rotating heel piece is really nice for avoiding knee injuries. I had a gnarly crash while skiing trees and when I got back my ski, the heel piece was turned almost 90 degrees and I'm fairly certain if it were any other binding, that could have been a blown ACL. I've skied park, pow and groomers with them and they felt solid all over the mountain! Whether you're looking for bindings for park or pow, these would be great for either.

        An issue I've had in the past with more traditional bindings would be with presses and butters. I'd always come out of them and it was so frustrating. However, I have not had this problem with these bindings which I am very happy about. I've actually been advised to lower my din by .5 - 1 on these. They are designed to have a little bit of play so you don't pre-release. This means you can lower them a little bit and still be okay.

        My biggest complaint of these bindings is the weight. They are pretty heavy and it took me a few to get used to the added weight. Also landing backseat feels BAD. Very, very bad, especially with these bindings. Please avoid landing backseat at all costs, you will thank yourself. And if you don't know what I am referring to, just take a look at the heel pieces when you clip in.

        Overall, these bindings are solid. They're durable, trustworthy and fun! Aside from the extra weight, I love them!

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Reliability
          Sketchy
          Trustworthy
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    • Name:
    • Pivot 12
    • Manufacturer:
    • Look
    • Year:
    • 2016
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Reliability
    • Sketchy
      Trustworthy
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    • 4 - 12
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