All-around performance If you need a binding that your whole family can share, but you still want stellar performance, look no further. The Z-9 features a lightweight chassis/plate combination to get your foot as close to the ski as possible while still feeling nice and comfortable on an EVA footbed. The lower cut of the binding makes for an easier release and greater flexibility. The front lace system allows for easy entry, is a cinch to snug up, and offers a wide range of size adjustments. It's the perfect binding for the family!