I've been making ski bindings since I was a kid (thanks, Dad, for the help). Pictured here is the model I've favored lately for my travels and for groups of H.S. students I lead on tours. Also, a shot of me seriously out of breath in Tibet (16,000 ft.) using this gear. The binding is fairly simple to make and works well on x-country touring skis or, as in these photos, on older (straighter) steel edged alpine skis, shorter the better. With the slightest encouragement, I'd post some more details on how these gadgets, made of recycled this and that, go together.