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rphandler1951511 wrote an answer about on January 23, 2012

See my reply, below, to Tom S. Get Garmont excursions, install Intuition alpine liners and add a Garmont power strap (I pop riveted mine to the top of the boot shell in rear). This creates a tele boot with all the power we old folks need, and mine are lighter than any of my NNN BC boots. I use mine on everything from narrow touring skis (Fischer E99) to BD Kilowatts, and I like them better than my T1s. This brings me to my problem with the Axl: even the most forward pivot point is not light enough for me (132 lbs). I think you will like the performance of the Voile Switchback or the Targa T3 Ascents better than that of the Axl (I do). But get the Voile (see my review of the Targa Ascent, posted elsewhere on this web site today). Before you were skiing back country, I was doing this with wood skis and carried an extra plastic ski tip. Now when I ski with Targas, I have to carry an entire extra binding.

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rphandler1951511 wrote a review of on January 23, 2012

Aluminum Ascent breaks
2 5

If you buy these, get the stainless steel ones, not the aluminum ones. Today my right binding plate split as I was kneeling to put on the left ski. As it split, it also pulled out one of the front mounting screws from the plastic binding frame/riser, busting this part, too. I am only 5'5", 132 ills, and 65 y.o. In 55 years skiing only once before have I broken a binding, and guess what: also a G3. That one was a stainless steel G3 Targa (not the ascent) mounted on XC skis. The rivets which attach the cross bar to the main plate had inadequeate heads and pulled free. G3 replaced that binding. My skiing buddy breaks G3 cables. Not reliable.

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rphandler1951511 wrote a review of on January 23, 2012

Aluminum Ascent breaks
2 5

If you buy these, get the stainless steel ones, not the aluminum ones. Today my right binding plate split as I was kneeling to put on the left ski. As it split, it also pulled out one of the front mounting screws from the plastic binding frame/riser, busting this part, too. I am only 5'5", 132 ills, and 65 y.o. In 55 years skiing only once before have I broken a binding, and guess what: also a G3. That one was a stainless steel G3 Targa (not the ascent) mounted on XC skis. The rivets which attach the cross bar to the main plate had inadequeate heads and pulled free. G3 replaced that binding. My skiing buddy breaks G3 cables. Not reliable.

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rphandler1951511 wrote a review of on November 9, 2011

5 5

Noted the reviews recommending very sharp knife. No, just take an old dull knife and heat it with your propane torch, or on a kitchen range. Same old trick for making the rivet holes: hold a nail in a Vice Grip or any locking pliers, and heat it.

Reason I have started to replace Clipfix with STS is that STS allows for skin stretch, where as Clipfix requires perfect skin length adjustment (and re-adjustments). Clipfix does clip on more easily; skied with these today.

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