The Salomon Chief is very similar to the Caliber but with just a little less tech and a little more weight. It’s a great choice for any aggressive all mountain snowboarder.
The 2014 Salomon Chief is pretty much the same as the 2013. With the Caliber discontinued we would of hoped the Chief would of inherited the bigger asymmetrical contour fitting ankle strap but it didn’t happen.
For 2013, not much has changed with the Chief. We’d like to see a similar ankle strap for the 2013 Salomon Caliber but it’s still a good binding. The Chief is in a pretty competitive price group that competes with many excellent bindings out there but its aggressive riding style can work for many.
For 2012, the Chief has a cant in the foot bed which makes for an easier ride on your ankles, knees, and hips. It also puts more pressure on the outer part of boards that have rocker or some type of hybrid shape.
For 2011, there were some minor adjustments to the base plate to slightly improve performance, but the most noticeable change is that the straps have been changed. The ankle strap is softer and the toe strap is hollowed out in the center to fit better over the toe. This new tech isn’t a deal breaker over the 2010 model but the 2011 is definitely better.