Jamsiewrote a review of 22 Designs Axl Telemark Binding on January 3, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Took these out about thirty times last year mounted on my fat skis, maybe twenty times skinning and the rest lift served at a pretty steep local spot. Only on soft snow days though. Response and feel is outstanding, did some adjusting of the pin at first, but now it pretty much chills in the rear position. The pin that allows the free pivot of the toe piece for walking got a bit loose after some heavy shred, but was easy enough to retighten with a dab of red locktite and two allen keys. Also a bit on the heavy side, but construction is very stout. I'm a little rough on my gear and I feel confident these will give me a lot of worry free days compared to some lighter bindings I have abused in the past. Overall, very satisfied.