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Bruce A.

Bruce A.

Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on December 27, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 20 or so days on this binding with a mixture of ski mountaineering, backcountry and resort use.

Construction seems solid, good ski crampon attachment and I can install crampons with the ski on if needed. Tours well on the flats. Good ski brakes.

Difficult to change to ski mode with the ski on compared to my Dynafits, and must remove ski to change back to tour mode. Highest climbing aid is not high enough for steeper ski tracks.

The heel rotates a bit on each turn on hard snow which makes the ski feel like it has a big base bevel. Same ski with alpine bindings skis with way more energy and rebound.

I have skied some really steep hard snow, no fall zones, ski resort bumps all with no pre-release, and at this point no hesitation to charge.

I'll be looking at the Fritschi with lateral toe release for the next setup.

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Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on May 13, 2016

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I own the Alpinist and the Alpinist High Traction. I religiously separate, dry and store my skins. Yesterday about 50% of all the glue transferred to my freshly waxed, scraped, and brushed ski. Skied a very dicey line with skin glue tip to tail - put my life at risk! Got home and tried the other pair of skins, and they did the same thing to a different pair of waxed skis.

Impossible to remove without paint thinner or wax remover. Do not buy these skins.

I have old Ascensions (like 10 years old) that still perform very well. Buy those.

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