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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.

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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