Twenty-Two Designs Axl Bindings

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Twenty-Two Designs Axl bindings

Twenty-Two Designs Axl binding    Photo: Courtesy of Twenty-Two Designs

THE SELL: A stout, free-pivot touring binding that can take a beating and drive the biggest skis. THE TEST: The stainless-steel Axl isn’t light. But most testers were willing to accept a little heft on the uptrack for what one described as “unmatched lateral stability and power.” A new heel lifter now accommodates nearly every boot on the market, and on the downhill, unlike other bindings, the Idaho-made Axl has three settings for its underfoot-mounted cables to satisfy styles from big-mountain chargers to meadow skippers. THE VERDICT: Plays best with stiff boots and big boards. 4 lbs

POWER: 4.5

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