All the features, less of the weight (and ramp angle)! That’s the goal with the Kreuzspitze EL binding. It has fully adjustable lateral and forward release, multiple riser options (including flat), and adjustment for different boot sizes. All this for less than 9 ounces! Also, its heel pins are lower than competing models, so you’ll experience less quadriceps-fatigue (especially those with shorter feet). The toe piece is a simple, proven design with a sturdy construction and locked/unlocked modes actuated by a polymer lever. The heel piece borrows from the GT design, with a basic U-spring that slides in and out of pin-collars for forward-release adjustment. If you want to skimp on weight but not features, get your EL on!
|Riser Heights||2 + Flat|
|Materials||Aluminum, tempered steel, titanium, polymer|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, mountaineering|
|Notes||Matches Dynafit Radical mounting pattern|
|Bottom Line||The one, the only?|