Rossignol revives FKS Bindings

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2009 5:35 pm

After months of speculation among the skiing community, Rossignol has finally announced the re-release of one of their most popular ski bindings of all time, the FKS series. These durable bindings were famously known for their unmatched ability to securely lock in a skier’s boots, while utilizing an entirely metal design allowing them to last for years.

Over the last few seasons, skiers have feverishly fought eBay bidding wars in hopes of snagging the few remaining pairs of FKS bindings since they were discontinued in favor of the bulkier, but allegedly safer Axial 2 model.

The success of the FKS model lies in the ability of the skier to maintain the most contact with their ski of any binding. The binding features 7 points of contact with the ski, thus allowing for superior comfort and control. The heelpiece has the ability to rotate with the skier, resulting in fewer unwarranted releases, a frequent source of injury among skiers.

The updated versions of the FKS binding will come in two distinct models, the FKS 140 and 180. The 140 will feature a jet-black color design and a DIN setting ranging 5-14. For the most demanding of skiers, the FKS 180 will not only keep you styling with its bright orange color scheme, but will prevent unwanted pre-release with DIN levels of 8-18. If that weren’t enough to entice skiers, the FKS will finally be available with wide brakes up to 117mm, to accommodate the barrage of skiers riding fat skis these days.