- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 4
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £219 / €249
Salomon’s signature ‘Shadowfit’ system isn’t for one particular type of riding; you’ll find it on the hard-charging Quantum, as well as the more all-round Defender. If you ask us, however, it’s best suited to freestyle models like the Salomon District.
Shadowfit’s soft heelcup may seem a bit odd at first, but it’s no gimmick. By making it malleable, Salomon has ensured it’ll fit any boot like a glove. The Kevlar wire that runs through it provides a strong backbone without compromising the effect, and improves response too.
“These give you movement where you need it without compromising on edge-to-edge performance”
The way that the Salomon District bindings allow you to shift your weight so freely from one end of the board to the other is ideal for certain kinds of freestyle riding. Whether you want to bone out a grab or indulge in some tranny finding, these give you movement where you need it without compromising on edge-to-edge performance.
The highback is unique to this model, with an asym shape and easy positioning options. The last thing you want when lapping the park is a binding with pressure points, but the heelcup, highback and straps on the District work together to eliminate that possibility.
If you’ve got a bit more wedge to spend then the Salomon Hologram is stronger and techier, but the Salomon District will bring a smile to the face of any open-minded freestyle rider.