World of cross-country ski bindings can be tricky. We already get used to SNS and NNN systems and know the differences [if not, check our guide to NNN and SNS Binding systems here], but new systems are continuously coming. Some systems present just small adjustment to existing systems, some offer a new way to ski boots and ski binding. Turnamic bindings system was developed by Fischer and Rossignol in 2016. Currently, it is used on all new Fischer and Rossignol cross-country skis (models from season 2017/2018).
We looked at the main features and advantages of Turnamic Bindings and now it is time to share our opinion about them.
Turnamic Bindings Features
The main advantage of Turnamic Bindings is its tool-free mounting and customization. You need to install the plate on your skis, but you are totally tool free in the further setup of your bindings. Then, you can mount the bindings on the plate without a screwdriver.
You can adjust the position of bindings forward for more grip and backward for more glide with ease. Fischer claims that you can do it with your gloves on, but I prefer to put them off. This adjustability is the main advantage, as you can move Turnamic bindings before climbing and sliding respectively. You can play with bindings to find the best position for your style.
The entry and exit of the ski boot are easy thanks to turn system. However, that is is quite a change from the step in and push off system used before, but not a change you will not get used to.
By the way, the Turnamic gets his name by the combination of words Turn and Dynamic. Turn as a symbol of boot entry/exit system and dynamic as a reference to better flex of skis with Turnamic.
Turnamic Bindings Compatibility
Turnamic Bindings are compatible with NNN system.
NNN ski boots can be used on Turnamic bindings and Turnamic ski boots can be used with NNN bindings.
Be aware that Rottefella NNN bindings are not compatible with Turnamic binding plate.
We already got used to the fact, that ski companies have their own bindings solution. Ski manufacturers try to keep control and selling the sets (skis + bindings + poles) together to maximize their profits.
Turnamic bindings system is the same story, but this time with advantages we like. The easy, tool-free mounting and adjusting system is definitely step in the right direction we like. You do not need to be handy or visit ski service to adjust the bindings. The boot entry and exit is a little bit different than “step in” system, but the change is just subtle.
Overall, we like this system and will not hesitate to use it with new Rossignol or Fischer skis.