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Bruce A.

Bruce A.

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.

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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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