Salomons parent company, Amer Sports, has finalized a common agreement to license its WTR (Walk to Ride) binding technology to the Rossignol group starting in fall 2013. WTR is currently available in certain 2012/13 Salomon and Atomic binding options.
WTR allows skiers to combine a superior level of performance downhill skiing and an excellent level of convenience and security when hiking (ISO Standard 9523). It establishes a norm for fitting rockered touring soles with certain binding setups.
Salomon has led the industry in quality binding innovation since day one, so its no wonder we are bringing WTR to our skiers, says Erik Anderson, director of sales for Salomon Winter Sports Equipment. We are hiking more to find great snow, but not giving up our alpine setups. So, with rockered soles that are so good to walk in, we also need to be sure we are secure in our bindings. This new standard is about that exact connection between boots and bindings as hiking and skiing continue to evolve around each other.
WTR-certified bindings are intended to be used with all alpine ski boots compliant with ISO standard 5355 and ski boots with the new WTR-certified soles that have rigid contact zones in order to guarantee provide the same level of security and skiability as traditional alpine set-ups.
Salomon, the mountain sports company. Salomon was founded in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps.