Rated4out of5byPete 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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