Closeouts. Performance-focused and easy to install, Rottefella's NIS T4 touring bindings click into the pre-mounted NIS binding plates on your Nordic skis and feature a simple step-in and pop-out design.
Reviewed by bufo from Rochester, NY on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The NIS system is a terrific advancement in ski binding technology. The printed instructions have not yet caught up! Yes, you slide the bindings onto the NIS plate but the adjustment (sliding the binding back and forth on the plate) is done with the NIS key included with the bindings. There are two tabs on the binding with rectangular slots in them that fit the key. Depending on which direction you want the binding to slide, use the key to pry up the tab and carefully push the binding along the binding plate. You can mount these bindings yourself but you may need someone to hold the ski in place as you force the binding along the track. I found a very small groove across the NI plate denoting the balance point so I lined up the toe pin clamp on the binding with this groove. Easy adjustments can occur if this balance point is not good for you.
Reviewed by Aaron B from New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
When buying a cross country ski setup, the bindings and the boots must be of the same compatibility (NNN is not the same as BC NNN, for example) so be sure your boots and bindings are compatible before ordering. I ordered these bindings in conjunction with the Alpina T20 Plus NNN boots, and NIS plate Rossignol X-Tour Escape Classic Skis; the boots and bindings must match format, and the bindings and skis must also match. In this case, the skis and bindings both as NIS-plate compatible, which is independent of the boot/binding format.
NIS-plate means that the skis have a ratchet-type plate installed on it, and the bindings just snap into it. These bindings were installed in about 40 min or so, and they include the tool needed to get them clicked in (make sure you check where your heel falls before putting in the heel plate).
Boots click into them easily, though they require some body weight on the pole to release them. Not a fault, as they shouldn't release the boots too easily, but the do need some effort.
Overall, love how easy they are to install on NIS plate skis, and they perform very well.
Reviewed by DB from Boston on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The box the bindings were packaged in was a little beat up, but everything was there (bindings and tool). The bindings are simple to install, I just slid them on to the NIS plate of my skis. The only difficulty was that the fit was pretty tight, so it took some effort to slide them into place. The bindings work without issue.