by Pete JacksonfromGood enough binding, but...This binding is lighter and less bulky than using your regular bindings with an adapter plate. The construction of the rail and footbed is very good: it inspires confidence.
I was surprised to find that the binding straps were of less bomber construction than you would find on a similarly-priced downhill binding. There is little padding, the range of adjustment is small (and requires a screwdriver, rather than a using a cambuckle). Carry a spare strap and the included multi-tool in the backcountry in case something breaks.
The highbacks are a little uncomfortable in touring mode, so loosen your boots and adjust the highbacks to a more gentle incline when switching over to avoid calf pain.
If you're installing these onto new splitboard pucks, put a little wax on the rails the first time: they'll slide on and off easier.
Overall a good binding if you're going to wear soft-boots in the backcountry.
Date published: 2013-01-16
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