2012 Salomon Rhythm Used and Reviewed

If anyone has ever met Ted before it’s evident he doesn’t have any rhythm. Luckily Salomon does and they wanted to extend an invite for him to figure it all out. Here’s how he felt this rhythmic binding rode under his feet.

Binding Used: Salomon Rhythm

Board Used: Echelon Franken Says Relax

Stance: 22

Angles: 15 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots Used: Burton Moto Size 9

Weight: 145

Location: Breckenridge

Conditions: 50+ degree Breckenridge slush, early morning death gnar spring ice.

Binding Compatibility: A medium soft binding for the all around park rider or beginner.

Binding Adjustability: Tool-less toe ramps, heel straps, toe straps, and of course the easy to dial in forward lean adjuster.

Straps: I found that the heel strap conformed really nicely, giving a snug and comfortable fit. I literally didn’t need to adjust anything to get it to fit right. It was perfect right out of the box.

Highbacks: They’re a shorter and wider variation than I’m used to seeing. It’s a bit more liberating, but some people might want a tighter fit. I felt fairly locked in hitting jumps and jibs in the park.

Binding Flex: They started off pretty stiff, but after a week or so riding them, they’ve grown into a medium soft feel.

Ratchets: Worked like a charm. Salomon uses a very standard design. I hike a lot, and it was easy to take the snowboard off and put it back on between hits.

Rider in Mind: Beginner or a relaxed park rider who hits everything.

Personal Thoughts: These bindings just so happened to fit me perfectly right out of the box. That was pretty cool. On the first day, they were a lot tighter, but after a week or so I’m noticing that the toe strap sometimes slips downward on my Burton Moto boot. After a quick adjustment mid-run, the toe strap is back in place, and I’m good to go.

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Ted is a freelance snowboarding journalist living in Breckenridge, CO. His passions include going inverted twice in a row and landing on his back, saving babies from sinking battleships, and of course making apps for Iphones.

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