Salomon Chief Binding Review

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2011 Salomon Chief Snowboard Binding

alomon Snowboards, Snowboard Boots and BindingsYou can go from peak to tweak with these Salomon bindings in a flash. The composite 45% Transfer Chassis is pretty because the chassis side walls and heel cups are completely molded together. The SCS foam composite padding (the sea foam green color on the sole) is a dampering system that will keep your feet happy and relaxed all day long and from tip to tail, this baby has EVA padding.

There are heel cup power locks to keep your heels in place, as well as adjustable wraps. If your feet grow and you need bigger boots you won’t need bigger bindings because you can adjust the toe ramp out or in at your pleasure. The Drumframe highback has a continuous spine which means you can transfer energy to your heel edge in a flash. There’s not a lot of air space in these, but they are lightweight and fully adjustable without the need for any tools. That’s right, you can adjust the forward leaning with a pull of the lever and a snap in place, and you’ll be good to go. However, if you want to rotate the highbacks to become more parallel with your heel, you will need a Phillips screwdriver.

The 3D Supreme ankle straps are the top of the line straps from Salomon. They are ultra-cushy and very supportive. They’re a little bit more narrow in the center and a little bit wider on the outside, causing for more lateral and medial support. They do have ladder guards which are great for keeping the ice off your ladders, and keeping your Viper aluminum ratchets going all day long. The micro adjusters are on the other side. If you want to center the ankle strap down the middle of your boot you can definitely do that, it’s a cinch. The True-Grip Fast-Fit toe strap of course, is going to be lightweight and it’s a pretty cool feature. You lift it up, but it doesn’t come undone. You could have like Whopper-thick feet guess what, you could fit into these bindings. It’s cool, they have micro adjusters on the side, so you can center the toe strap on your boot. That’s right, the Salomon Chief — from peak to tweak. Cool color way, lots of cool features, and very shock resistant.



  1. Morgan C January 17, 2013 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Just don’t assume Salomon will be any help if the bindings fail. I’ve been on a long mission to get a replacement toe strap. Salomon suck when it comes to customer service.

    • gufrocks January 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      You could contact the shop that you purchased the bindings at, they could get a hold of Salomon for you. If you got them from us, we’d gladly help you out.

  2. Morgan C January 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Tried that, Salomon haven’t got back to them. The shop is considering dropping them as a supplier!

  3. cRoot December 25, 2017 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Solomon customer support is worthless and the chief bindings will FAIL if you crank them down. They have a flaw in the rivets that they use on every strap. I spent hours and hours trying to get a response from Solomon support and never heard back. This especially sucked because I loved their boots but unfortunately their lack of support means I’ll never buy Solomon again. Burton… Lib Tech… Dakine… Every other brand I buy gives legit support on their products. Solomon… Can’t even get any sort of acknowledgement.

    • gufrocks May 2, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      We’re sorry to hear about your experience with Salomon. Did you reach out to the retailer you purchased your bindings from?

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