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Bruce A.

Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on December 12, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Third pair of the G3 skins for me, and the latest version that I received on warranty from G3 is much better. Hopefully the glue on these does not liquify and transfer to the ski like the previous go around.

I've always really liked the tip and tail attachments, but the new skins glide so nice, and pack up really small, and are much lighter weight. A skin that has good glide is so important, but often overlooked. With these skins, I can kick and glide a heavy pair of alpine skis and hardly notice I'm not on a light weight touring ski.

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Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on November 28, 2018

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this a month or so ago, and the charging indicator LED did not come on when I attempted to charge. I called the manufacturer, and they said that was an issue with this model, and I could send it to them, and they would send me their new and improved model. So I will try that, and report back. It did arrive with enough initial charge that I could try it out, but not enough to gain any therapeutic benefit.

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Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on March 28, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I would give this boot 5 stars if the liner worked better for my feet. After 5 minutes of carpet testing I pulled the very nice but short lasted and kinda low volume stock liner and installed a new Scarpa Precision High (aka Intuition Powerwrap) liner (size 28 liner in a 27.5 shell) with a new Surefoot footbed. Money.!

I have tried a lot of 'freeride' AT boots over the last 3 years including Lange, Salomon, Atomic, and the Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro. This boot is IMHO much much better.

This boot shell actually weighs within 1 oz of my Tecnica Cochise Pro Lights, but is better in many ways including great buckles, more anatomical shell, better/warmer toe box, and compatible with any tech, frame or alpine binders. Also great stance angles, and with the aforementioned wrap liner it flexes pretty stiff, but if the angles are right on, and they are, then immediate power transfer in the sweet spot.

Carving up groomers and bumps in the morning on my Kendos, and then straight to the backcountry on tech bindings and 90EIghts and skiing pow all in one boot. Yes!

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Bruce A.

Bruce A.wrote a review of on March 1, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've been skiing the Tecnica Cochise Pro Light for several years both resort and backcountry. Swapped soles for a while and then bought a second pair to dedicate to backcountry. Biggest complaint with the Pro Light is no front end with a tongue liner so (for me) must be skied with a Power Wrap style liner to stiffen things up. Fine for resort skiing, but doesn't skin so well.

Enter the Zero G Guide Pro, and much better front end - I could jettison the powerstrap completely even with a tongue liner. Soles are also much improved. But the big drawback for me is I can't get the two cuff buckles to cinch down as needed - particularly the lower cuff buckle. The two pieces of the overlap bind, and I cannot get the cuff to wrap my ankle resulting in excess cuff lag. Never had that problem in any other overlap style boot.

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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.

UPDATE
I lost a ski crampon last week after the release cable apparently froze to the bottom of my boot, and when I lifted my heel, the crampon released and was last seen bouncing over a cliff. That could never happen with the Dynafit style crampon mount.

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