Slated for release in the Autumn of 2012 (hopefully Salomon will be doing a bit more beta testing than apparently went into its Quest boot) this binding is claimed to be a “Marker Duke” killer. The double rails make them look a bit like the bastard love child of a Duke and a Silvretta 400.
Salomon and Atomic are part of the AMER sports group and already collaborate on ski and boot manufacturing. Details are few at the moment, unless you know more, you will be able to switch from climb to ski mode with your pole, similar to the Fritschi or Silvretta bindings. The bindings will feature DIN 16 so are clearly aimed at hucking freeriders rather than randobeardies.
Main features claimed are a low chassis (26mm ride height) and wide burly toe piece. Salomon are calling it a “premium” binding, does this mean it will be expensive?