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Salomon/Atomic MTN Pure Tech Binding Review

There are so many ski touring bindings in the market it can be difficult to know which ones to buy. Or which review to trust? As a ski teacher in France for 24 years In the video below, I give to you an honest review of the Atomic/Salomon MTN Tech Bindings. I explain how to use time and the pros and cons of the Atomic/Salomon MTN Bindings.

I have used and tested these bindings for two whole winters and with the lifts closed this year in France I have put them to test all winter.

PROS:
1) Convenience: The binding is simple to use and you can use your ski pole to easily adjust the raisers for going uphill on steeper terrain. You also can get the binding into a downhill mode with your ski pole and without taking off your skis. This is a big bonus as this method saves you time and safety.
2) Lightness: Each binding weighs 295G without the brake which is light!
3) Reliability: With its simple construction and minimal parts the binding is more reliable and less likely to break in the backcountry.

CONS:
1) My leash broke when using in the bindings. Which was then easily fixed by a shop.
2) As with most ski touring bindings I had some difficulty a few times to get them in downhill mode due to the ice in the bindings.

MY CONCLUSION:
These Atomic/Salomon MTN Bindings are great for the longer day ski tourers that like a lighter set up who want reliability and performance when skiing in the backcountry. They are not for the absolute beginner ski tourer as its a tech binding.

Fuel Your Adventure With Homemade Energy Balls

Home made energy balls

I love all sport. I love being outside. I love the freedom and the energy and the adjustments that your body makes. My biggest passion is skiing and when I am coaching my clients I am often asked ‘ What do you eat on your adventures…` Fuel your adventure with homemade energy balls. So here it is my secret homemade recipe for my homemade energy balls. You don`t have to stick to the rules you can adjust the ingredients. HAVE FUN and ENJOY.

4 REASONS TO MAKE THEM:

  1. Taste great and you don`t have to be a chef and they are easy to make.
  2. They are Affordable
  3. Gluten and Vegan Free
  4. They are great energy to fuel your next adventure

INGREDIENTS:

500G of soaked Dates
400G Peanuts grinded
200G or thereabouts on mixed nuts grinded
200G Coconut desiccated
2TSPs Cocoa Powder
400G Oats

Method:

  1. Mashup the dates without stones in a food processor
  2. Add nuts, oats, coconut powder and mix
  3. Place the desiccated coconut on a chopping board and mould the mixture to a bite-size ball.
  4. Roll the ball in the coconut and wrap it in cling film.
  5. Store in the freezer

Check out my video and how to make them on the FreeFloss YouTube channel. If you have any questions please comment on the video in the description box 😁



Online Ski Coaching/ Instant Success

Last March 2021 with the lifts not running in France due to COVID19 a client who I had taught previously approached me with a problem. He was getting frustrated with the lack of skiing time that he had done in the winter and he wanted to improve his skiing on off-piste and steeper terrain. Problem solved. I picked a good weather window, good snow conditions and an uphill route that wasn`t complicated and too long. I then found the right off-piste slope and I gave him instructions and filmed him after 12 turns. I then showed the skier the video and gave him three clear tips on how to improve. Watch the video below and you can see the instant results. In one pitch of skiing, he had improved dramatically. It was so exciting to see the great improvement by implementing video and with the right coaching. It was an instant success.

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Online Ski Coaching:
In my opinion ski coaching with video is the second-best teaching tool after the coach. Watching myself skiing on video and seeing what I do and matching my feelings to the actions has given me instant results. It has been a part of my success path which got me to where I am today as an International Ski Teacher and Coach living and working in France. Make changes today even if you are not on the slopes in your skiing and visit my website. I will look forward to coaching you.

Floss