|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Ski Type||Easy - Semi-Challenging to Turn|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
Rossignol Axial3 120 2015 Review by A Better Ski
The Rossignol Axial3 120 is a good binding for all mountain freeride skiers. Rossignol basically took the old Axial design and tweaked it a bit for a better freeride binding. The Axial3 has a wider footprint and big brakes that are specifically designed for today’s wider skis. The wider base helps to increase responsiveness from your boots to the skis while also helping to increase edge hold. The over-sized heel piece offers better hold strength, and more powerful energy transmission. The Rossignol Axial3 120 also has 45mm of travel in the toe, and 27mm in the heel, helping to ensure that the binding will not release prematurely. The extra travel also helps to increase shock absorption, and helps to smooth out the ride. In addition, it keeps the binding easy to step in and out of while retaining that strong holding power. The Rossignol Axial3 120 has also lost some weight from the previous versions making it a bit more friendly to use on lighter skis. Despite the weight loss, it’s still substantial enough for lighter aggressive skiers. The Rossignol Axial3 120 also has a more neutral stance than the past, helping to keep you more balanced on the skis, and better for switch landings. It’s also relatively low profile with a 20mm height. A DIN range extending from 3.5 to 12 caters to a wide range of skiers. It doesn’t have the most substantial construction, so heavier skiers, or those who spend a lot of time in the park may want to look from something a bit more beefy. Lighter aggressive skiers should find the Rossignol Axial3 120 to be a great all-mountain binding with powerful energy transmission and shock absorption for all day fatigue free riding. It’s a great binding for today’s skis, and plenty capable for most days at the resort.
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