With nearly all backcountry skiers choosing either Fritschi or Dynafit bindings, it appears that there is another option for those who choose to earn their turns. The new G3 Onyx alpine touring ski binding is an entirely new binding from G3, but is built on the Tech binding standard (typically called Dynafit, but that’s a misnomer).
These new bindings allow G3 to complement their excellent touring ski lineup with both telemark and alpine touring binding options. Look for a little more information on these new bindings after Outdoor Retailer later this month.
Here are a few more details from G3:
G3 Genuine Guide Gear today unveiled the ONYX, the world’s new standard for Alpine Touring usability and performance. The ONYX offers up uncompromised uphill and downhill performance in an easy-to use tech-compatible design. Incorporating a series of intuitive and innovative features including the ability for skiers to change from ski to tour mode on-the-fly, an easy step-in toe, oversized high strength forged aluminum jaws and chassis, topped only by its lightweight design, the ONYX is a binding built for those who are not willing to sacrifice.
“With an unsurpassed degree of engineering and complete attention to detail, the ONYX represents G3’s commitment to industry-leading innovation,” says Oliver Steffen, G3’s President. “This product is built for skiers who want outstanding uphill usability and rock-solid downhill performance from the same binding.”
More Info: Visit G3Onyx.com