For the power cat who ticks off every run at the resort, here’s your ticket to the soul train. Regardless of the day’s choice of terrain, these bindings operated like butter from double black diamonds and leveled groomers to the rugged backcountry. The Conda responded regally through tight tree turns and embraced cliff drops. It cornered well through sprint-level turns and was hearty off jumps. On steeps and at high speeds, the toe cap stayed snug, and the flush fit helped the highback go virtually unnoticed. The baseplate cushion flipped up with ease, which allowed for quick angle adjustments. Likewise, the ankle strap is outfit with a coeur a la crème cushion, which equals support plus comfort from the second you strap in for dawn patrol to the minute you ride to the base for après.
With zero malfunction experienced, it’s tempting to call ’em the perfect pair. With certitude, it can be said: This degree of dependability means that there were no run delays or interruptions. Riders could keep lapping the resort on glorious spring days and take all the frothy face shots—blizzard or shine—that they could get.