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sco139173232 wrote an answer about on March 24, 2014

I have had durability issues with a set of Atomic Trackers. (same binding) AFD plates have cracked 3 times in 14 mos.(atomic warrantied the part, but still a pain in the a**) Toe pieces have developed so much slop that I am afraid to use them anymore, and rivets holding aluminum bars are falling out. They ski/tour better than dukes, but are not as durable. IMO , not built to be a daily driver.
Thank goodness for Backcountry's return policy... they are going back.
Bomber? Pfft...

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sco139173232 wrote a review of on April 20, 2013

3 5

As I was inspecting my set up prior to storing them for the season, I noticed the AFD plates on both bindings had cracked. They were set up at local shop and I checked the AFD height at various times during the year. Atomic agreed to send new plates (to a certified shop, not to me) but I am begining to worry about their long term durability.Time will tell I guess...

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sco139173232 wrote a review of on March 8, 2013

2 5

I didnt buy these here (mistake #1)...I have about 120 days on a pair of these. They are stiff (they do feel softer in warmer temps, but dont all boots?) I am extremely pleased with how they ski/feel but have had a problem Lange shells. These were a warranty replacement for Super Banshees which also cracked. I super attentive during closure so I know thats not the issue. I think there are 2 possible issues. 1) they crack right where the upper cuff hits the overlap during flex, so it could be that the strap to the lower buckle has a sharp edge. 2) When you take the boot off the tongue gets pinched in between the overlap. Over time, it may be that this leaves a small cut in the overlap that begins to open when stressed. Either way I need boots that last longer than 1 1/2 seasons.Not a big fan of cam lock either. They are heavy, and difficult to thread when its bitter cold.replaced em with a standard powerstrap.
Too bad because I like these boots otherwise.

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sco139173232 wrote a review of on March 8, 2013

5 5

I have about 40 days on the Cochise in conditions ranging from ice to blower pow.They rail on groomers and make will make a variety of turn shapes depending on how hard you drive the ski. They also ski bumps suprisingly well for a ski thats 108 in the waist.As you would assume, they float pow very well,cut through chop with stability once the mountain gets tracked and are sufficient for all but the deepest days. I have trackers mounted on them which makes for a heavy touring rig, but in all, they are as a adverstised.You wont be disappointed.

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sco139173232 wrote a review of on March 7, 2013

4 5

I have about 40 or so days on these bindings both in and outside the ropes.In all, they are great option for slackcountry type guys.They do have some quirks though. The heel piece on mine had play in them out of the box, but it does not affect how they ski at all. I would also add that I have had to crank up the DIN higher than what I normally would on Dukes, but once you get them to the right spot they ski very well.Other than the weight, my only gripe on the touring side is that the heel riser has 2 heights. Any extended flat terrain can get uncomfortable.They seem to have a better stride and they do sit a bit lower to the ski than Dukes as well.

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