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Gear Review

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Pretty much Rules

This is my first AT binding to which I graduated from alpine trekkers. What a joy to leave the extra weight at home. This binding performs extremely well. No unintentional releases, although I had to increase the DIN setting slightly over my normal setting to get the same release pressure of my alpine bindings. I've skied these on ice, bumps, powder and steeps with great results. I notice a bit less response from input when initiating turns, but it is very slight. The simplicity of adjustments is great with a lot of thought having gone into the resistance of snapping the elevators through their different positions. These are a breeze to adjust with a ski pole. The climbing position is very neutral although the forward location of the main pivot makes it hard to step sideways with the heel unlocked, and very hard to regain your feet if your skins slip while climbing leaving you on your toes. I would choose this again for sure.