Salomon Introduces Next Generation Backcountry Binding; Guardian 16

Salomon's lower, wider, more convenient binding features unprecedented downhill performance

Ogden, UT-- With more and more skiers looking for escape in the mountains, seeking untracked snow and an intense way to experience nature, Salomon, the leader in technical design and innovation in mountain sports is excited to introduce a new backcountry binding in the fall/winter of 2012, poised to become the benchmark for all snow adventurers.  The new Salomon Guardian 16 binding features unique advantages for every outing into the backcountry and is the next generation of freeride performance.



This new premium binding will change the way skiers approach and enjoy the backcountry. It is designed to provide the highest level of confidence, efficiency, and feel in downhill performance for a heightened skiing experience. The binding’s Low Profile Chassis features a lower stand height for greater stability and enhanced terrain feedback, and the Oversized Platform enables maximum power transmission and responsiveness for quick and more precise turns.



By offering the most convenient and time-saving transition from hiking to riding, the binding helps enable a better experience in the mountains. Beyond its greater transition efficiency, this design also helps reduce the hazards and inconvenience involved in taking off your skis on difficult terrain. Featuring the Hike & Ride Switch, which is easily engaged with your ski pole, it is no longer necessary to remove your skis when switching between hiking and riding modes. After climbing, simply use your ski pole to flip the climbing bar to skiing position, step down with your heel until the binding locks securely into place, and you are ready for the turns you’ve just earned. Above all, the new Salomon Guardian 16 bindings provide the power, precision and on-snow feel of a high-performance free ride binding, with the benefits of a very convenient hiking system.

The SALOMON Guardian 16 will be available in the fall of 2012 and will set the standard for the ultimate backcountry skiing experience. Above all, the new binding maximizes skiing performance, is extremely practical and adds new meaning to enjoying the backcountry skiing experience.

Product Specs:
Color: Blue/Black
Din scale: 7-16
Sizes: C100/C115 Small = 260 mm-320mm BSL Large = 305mm-360mm
Wing Adjustment: Automatic wing adjustment; high adjustment
Specific Features: Oversized Platform, Low Profile Chassis, Hike & Ride Switch
Pedal: XL Stomp Pedal
Transmission: High Lateral Transmission
Norms: Adult Nomrs
Weight: 1480 grams/one small binding

Salomon, the mountain sports company. Salomon was founded in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps. Since then, we’ve been creating innovative products to enhance the performance of athletes. Performance led design is our past. Performance led design is our future.

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