What bindings to use at different stages of jumping
The Wiley Super jump are probably the most used pair of jump bindings, these are single wrap that provide more lateral support due to them being higher up the ankle than standard jump bindings, this extra height and the way it wraps provides more support, thus creating more control when cutting more aggressively to the ramp.
Their are a few different choices out there along with some home brew builds. We usually suggest to stick with bindings from Wiley as they have been building bindings for over 50 years. They also provide the correct bindings for all levels of jump skier.
When learning or sliding over the ramp you will need a pair of bindings that are easy to get in and out of. These bindings do not need to be tight at all. The best bindings to go with for learning are the Wiley's Low Wrap Bindings. These bindings should only be used the first few times you go over the ramp, once you start cutting its time to progress.
Once you are starting to cut at the ramp you will need bindings that provide a little more stability. We suggest the Wileys CBO Bindings on their universal plate or you can also go with the Wiley standard jump bindings The Wiley standard jump bindings can get you up to 40m, although we strongly suggest moving to the Super jump bindings due to the more improved lateral control from the different style of wrap. The Standard jump bindings will use two wraps that cross over each other, these provide very limited lateral stability, but provide enough to support you when you first learn to edge the skis.
Wiley's Super Jump Bindings (Pair)
The Wiley Super jump are probably the most used pair of jump bindings, these are single wrap that provide more lateral support due to them being higher up the ankle than standard jump bindings, this extra height and the way it wraps provides more support, thus creating more control when cutting more aggressively to the ramp. Depending on your skill level and comfort level, you can use these bindings up to around 45-50m, depending on the type of skier you are. Their are many factors that determine when to progress from single wrap bindings to our last binding, the double wrap.
Wiley's Pro Jump Bindings (Pair)
The Wiley pro jumps should only be used by jumpers who are in full control of their skis and who have been jumping for an extended period of time. The extra stiffness, tightness, and support provide much more control when you are really being very aggressive to the ramp. For high level skiers only, these bindings should only be used by skiers who need that extra support. Junior skiers and up can progress to these bindings. These are specifically designed for the advanced jumper.
When choosing bindings make sure you understand your skill level and pair your bindings to your level. Respecting the ramp and understanding the risks are hyper important in all facets of jumping.