At Kreuzspitze it was decided that they really wanted a binding that they could use for some quick pre-work laps in the local mountains, take up to a race in Bormio, or maybe bring along for some serious mountaineering in the Swiss Alps without worrying about having to fix it in the field, or replace it at the end of every other season. Unsatisfied with the options before them, they decided to make this binding themselves and to call it the RS-A. Machined out of titanium and hardened steel, using cutting edge manufacturing techniques that allow them to lower the cost without compromising durability and longevity, the RS-A was designed to outlast the skis, boots, and maybe even the skier that it's paired with. The coated steel U spring is notably more wear-resistant than the titanium forks used in similar bindings and provides consistent vertical release that you can trust. The fixed lateral release is set by the rotating heel piece, which snaps into place every 90° to allow for a comfortable flat touring mode and features a race-style flap riser for speedy transitions. The toe piece employs Kreuzspitze's PFE engaging system which promises easier entry and exit and smooth operation of the locking lever. While the binding itself is as bare-bones as possible, Kreuzspitze conveniently offers a number of accessories such as risers and brakes that enable you to tailor the RS-A to your needs without spending grams on features that you won't use. Between the versatility and the durability of the binding, you can expect to be seeing the RS-A on the slopes for years to come. To the skiers who have oft looked down a line and wondered "can my race binding handle this?" I present a new question: Can you handle where this race binding will take you?
|Riser Heights||1 + flat|
|Materials||Ergal, hardened steel, titanium, technopolymer|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, mountaineering, touring|
|Notes||ISMF compliant race binding with lots of optional accessories to customize to your needs.|
|Bottom Line||Great for demanding racers or mountaineers that want a long lasting binding.|