The award-winning Look Pivot ski binding is the most trusted and reliable alpine binding in skiing. The Pivot 14 is an elite-level high-performance freeride binding. The reinforced Full Action toepiece combined with the classic Pivot "turntable" heel delivers maximum power transmission, shock absorption and the longest elastic travel on the market to provide more reliable retention and consistent release. The Pivot 14 is the best ski binding for aggressive all-mountain, freeride, and freestyle skiing. Compatible with alpine and WTR sole boots.
The "Walk To Ride” version of the binding is simply a feature that enables the height of the surface that the toe of your boot sits on to be lowered or raised. This feature does not effect performance, it is purely to enable the binding to accept "Walk To Ride" (WTR) boots OR standard boots.
A walk to ride boots has a subtle angled toe and heel so that they are easier to walk in. This is a new style of ski boot sole and If you don’t own a WTR boot and don’t plan on owning one then you do not need a WTR binding, although the binding will also fit a standard boot as well so there is no harm in owning a WTR binding either way.
The reason I sell Look ski bindings is because these bindings enable your boot to sit closer to the snow & allow the ski to flex more naturally under foot than any other binding. You get the best snow sensitivity, precision & control and a much more natural flexing ski as I intended for optimal ski performance. Backed by durability that's second to none, there's a reason the best pros in the world count on Look.
Choosing your brake size is based on your ski width. The brake should be as close to the ski waist width as possible and no more than 10mm narrower or wider. For example a 100mm brake fits 90-110mm waist width skis.
95mm brake fits Whipit, Allplay, Masterblaster skis
115mm brake fits Vacation, Metal, Friend skis
Choosing the right binding model is dependent on your weight which determines which maximum DIN # you need. For example according to the chart below people weighing up to 100 - 200 lbs / 45 - 90 kg should get a binding that goes up to 12 DIN (SPX 12 or Pivot 12). It's also common for some experts and pro skiers to choose a higher DIN # even though it's not necessary.
|Look SPX 12||Look Pivot 12||Look Pivot 14||Look Pivot 18|
|DIN||3.5 - 12||4 - 12||5 - 14||8 - 18|
|Skier Weight||80 - 200 lbs / 36 - 90 kg||100 - 200 lbs / 45 - 90 kg||150 - 250 lbs / 70 - 113 kg||175+ lbs / 80+ kg|