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bwpearre409879 wrote an answer about on February 9, 2014

If skiing at resorts, there's little point in going for a lighter binding such as this: a dedicated resort tele binding will give you more control and durability. I run HammerHeads, but it seems that's been replaced by the Vice (and Axl for backcountry yoyoing). I recall the Voile Hardwire also performed well for me (cheaper, but much less versatile), but I've only skied it once...



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bwpearre409879 wrote a review of on October 10, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I bought these for winter camping and cycling (commuting, mainly, but I ride fast for someone who's not a racer wannabe). They are fantastic for what I want: highly breathable while still being warm in a chilly wind, somewhat abrasion-resistant on the palm and fingers due to the leather, machine-washable, warm. I cycle with them down to about -3C and then add liners.

After a season of light-ish use, they are tearing where the leather meets the wool on the index finger, and in a few other spots as well. They were so good for my needs that I might even buy another pair, but they're awfully expensive for a disposable item.





bwpearre409879 wrote an answer about on December 10, 2009

Dunno about the women's, but my men's appear to be almost symmetrical. The over-the-foot buckles are different left-to-right, but the plastic is the same. You could drill out the rivets and swap the buckles left to right on one binding.

The only asymmetry I see in the plastic foot-wrap is a small tab that keeps the tension buckle on the heel strap on one side. You could probably make the required loop on the other side out of a piece of leather or urethane-coated nylon (eg. gaiter instep straps) etc.