Expert Review: Tyrolia Attack 14 Gw Ski Bindings · 2022Published on 08/27/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the bindings, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Tyler Hicks
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the bindings, which I purchased with my own money in January of 2022.
The Tyrolia Attack 14 Gw are reliable, low-profile bindings that look awesome on skis. Advanced skiers looking for a binding they can count on for big mountain skiing, and conditions from powder to hardpack, without adding too much weight will love these.
About the gear
- Model: 2022 Tyrolia Attack 14 Gw bindings (110mm)
- Height: 6’5”
- Weight: 210 lbs
- Preferred DIN: 10
- Experience: 15 years of skiing
- When I bought these: January 2022
- Days tested: 25
- Boots: Nordica Sport Machine 120
- Boot Size: 30.0/350mm
- Skis: Head Kore 111
- Where I’ve used it: Several resorts across western Montana and Idaho
- Terrain: Steeps, trees, deep powder bowls, groomers, hardpack
How they perform
What I was looking for
I was looking for a strong, reliable binding that would look good on my Head Kore 111s. I wanted something lightweight with easy entry for skiing deep powder and steep terrain.
Why I chose this gear
I knew Tyrolia was a reliable brand when it came to bindings, and the blue version matched my new Head Kore 111s too perfectly not to consider them further. They have a sleek, low-profile design with a wide toe piece which really transfers power well and provides excellent control over a wider powder-style ski. Getting a lightweight binding was also a top priority for me. I also considered the Salomon Warden 13s (2260g) and the Look Pivot 14s (2230g), which are heavier than the Tyrolia Attack 14s, weighing in at 2050g per pair. They are compatible with traditional and GripWalk style boots and have an adjustable toe piece for different boot sole heights. All of this, combined with the easy entry and reliable release, made mounting the Tyrolia Attack 14s on my powder skis the obvious choice.
What I love about them
- Release Reliability: I am very confident these bindings will keep me locked in and ready to go and release when I need them to. They have an easy entry in the event of an ejection, and when I step in, they provide instant confidence.
- Downhill Performance: Once I click into these bindings, I know they will provide precise control over my skis to handle whatever terrain I use them in. They respond to even the smallest input, making them excellent bindings for technical skiing.
- Durability: These bindings are made from high-quality materials and have very sturdy construction. I have skied them over 20 times, and they show no signs of slowing down or visible wear and tear.
- Weight: At 2050g per pair, these bindings are very light and the perfect pairing for a powder ski or any wider style big mountain ski.
- Power Transfer: The wide toe piece and solid construction create excellent power transfer to the skis and precision control for technical skiing.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Versatility: The only issue I have encountered with these bindings is compatibility with touring soles. They work with traditional and GripWalk, but not touring soles. Since they are lightweight bindings often used on powder/big mountain skis, it would be nice if I could also ski them with touring boots.
Favorite moment with this gear
I had several days this past season skiing knee-deep powder with the Tyrolia Attack 14s mounted on my pow skis. They always kept me in excellent control and allowed me to make the most of the big storm days. I have nothing but good things to say about these bindings and can’t wait for some big snow days this year to get them rocking.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Tyrolia Attack 14s are very comparable in price to similar options in the market. They retail for around $279, which falls just between the Salomon Warden 13s and the Look Pivot 14s. They are definitely a solid value when considering the low weight and high-end performance.
I was originally looking for a reliable, lightweight binding that I could count on for years to come. I am confident I made the right choice selecting the Tyrolia Attack 14s, and I can’t wait to break them out this coming season.