Price US $199

Atomic FFG 12 2015 Review by A Better Ski

Sometimes we just need a solid binding for all mountain use without any extra flair or expense. The Atomic FFG 12 is a solid all-mountain binding for the intermediate or advanced skier. Best of all, it comes at a price that won’t break the bank. It’s similar to the Salomon Z12, but a slight step down from something like the Marker Griffons. Advanced and expert skiers will probably find they want stronger components. Intermediate skiers looking to up their game will find the Atomic FFG 12 offers plenty in the way of performance. Automatic wing adjustments offer increased contact with the boot, to ensure better hold and energy transmission. The binding offers a decent amount of lateral transmission and travel, helping to increase shock absorption and binding retention. We never had any issues with premature release, but a more substantial binding would cater to heavier or more aggressive advanced and expert level skiers. The Atomic FFG 12 is quite easy to step in and out of, but it still offers plenty of hold with extra-large wings. The housing is made of a composite material helping to keep the weight of the Atomic FFG 12 low, without compromising the strength of the binding. With a DIN of 4-12 the Atomic FFG 12 caters to a wide variety of skiers, but again aggressive skiers may want to look for a binding with a bit more substantial construction. For those skiers we would suggest the Atomic STH 16 WTR. So who is this binding for? I think many intermediate to advanced level skiers who spend all of their time at the resort could use the Atomic FFG 12 as an everyday binding. It has solid energy transmission, easy entry, solid hold, and comes in a relatively light package. Combine it with a mid-fat all-mountain ski for a pretty solid set-up for all mountain resort riding.

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Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Binding Type

Downhill

Ski Type

Easy - Semi-Challenging to Turn

Skier Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Antri-Friction Device

Yes

Lifter

No

Integraded Binding

No

DIN Range

4-12

Brake Width

90-100-115

Manufactured in

Imported

Adjustability

Good

Holding Power

Moderate

Shock Absorption

Good

Heel-Toe Response

Good