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Kreuzspitze SCTT Binding

Brand: Kreuzspitze
Model: SCTT
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Funny name, serious binding. Kreuzspitze is a small manufacturer that crafts bindings every bit as good as its bigger Italian bretheren. Their flagship binding, the SCTT, features solid steel forks and toe springs that can handle heavy loads without pre-release. They've even snuck in a few innovative options that make the impressive build quality even more attractive. Optional risers can be screwed onto the heel forks and used by rotating the unit 180 degrees. Optional adjustment plates match the drill hole pattern of Dynafit touring bindings so these can be used as drop in replacements without redrilling. All in all, the SCTT is a well designed piece of binding machinery weighing in at 140 grams (4.8 ounces).

  • Built with a mixture of aluminum, hardened steel, polyeurethane HD, and titanium that offers a reliable hold.
  • Smooth operating toe lever features locked and unlocked modes and is ISMF compatible.
  • Additional locking position adds extra hold for boots with worn fittings.
  • Heel rotates for a flat-on-ski mode, which actually works due to the 6mm heel gap.
  • Optional crampon attachments are available though installation at mounting time is required.
  • Optional brakes slide into the crampon slot and make the binding resort friendly.
  • Weighs 140 grams (4.9 ounces) without screws, very competitive with other race bindings.

Random mounting note: The jig for these bindings is awesome. It even has holes for the adjustment plates, which is rare in the tech binding world. These bindings are well supported with parts and tools.

-> ounces
Weight (pair) 280g
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes Optional
BSL Adjustment Optional plate(s)
Riser Heights 1 + flat + optional
Vertical Release Fixed
Lateral Release Fixed
Crampon Ready Optional
Specs Verified Yes
Materials Aluminum, hardened steel, polyeurethane HD, titanium
Skimo Co Says
Usage Touring, racing
Notes Optional heel risers, great flat-on-ski mode
Bottom Line Great touring features on a race binding.
Question from Toby W
Regarding setting up a leash from the heel, I would love to hear some specifics on the leash system. I tried a very simple system with some elastic type cord (will break if needed to) but it did not work out very well as the whole thing ended up under my boot when in touring mode, going uphill. Works fine going downhill. I have always used a toe attachment which does not have this problem. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Toby! Sorry for the slow reply! We've found that, outside of mounting the leash on the heel fork, going underneath the crampon receptor is the best way to do attach a leash. Check out the artwork I've attached. If you are using crampons then the heel fork is your best bet.
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Question from Chris
Just bought the Atomic skis with the Kr. SCTT bindings; arrived in good shape.
I've never used tech bindings before, don't know anyone who has and the instructions say very little (well...nothing) about the heel piece. I figured out the rotation but I'm wondering....for uphilling am I supposed to simply drop the pin protector over the heel pins OR rotate the whole thing 180 degrees and go heel down on the U shaped end of the pins? Also, after skiing on them for a while, if I decided I need the second riser position can I get that separately and is it easy to install?
Answer from jbo
Hi Chris, yes, you just drop the flap over the pins to go uphill. 180 degrees would be for the optional high riser, which is very easy to install, it just bolts onto the U spring. Give us a ring if you want further instruction, thanks!
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Question from Shawn
Looking to buy a set of these bindings but having trouble putting the order together.

Bindings for a. Set qty 1
Crampon attachments qty 1
Heel risers qty 1 (do I need to buy steel forks qty 1?)
Torx mounting screws qty 16
Torx adjustment plate 14mm qty 2
Torx adjustment plate bolt qty 2
Torx adjustment plate nut qty 2

Does this right? Please advise.

Answer from jbo
Hi Shawn, the bindings come with mounting screws and the plates come with all the adjustment hardware. You just need 1x bindings, and optionally 1x crampon attachments and 1x heel risers. Enjoy.
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Question from Shawn
Looks like a leash attaches best to the back forks.
Where do you attach a leash if you install heel risers?
Answer from jbo
Hi Shawn, the heel risers have holes in the sides through which you can thread a cord.
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Question from joe j
If a ski tech only had a dynafit jig could the 18mm heel plate pattern and the toe holes be accurately drilled? Thanks
Answer from jbo
Hi Joe, the toe holes match the older Vertical and Classic series bindings so do match up with some Dynafit jigs. The 18mm plate holes do not match any Dynafit jigs, but the 14mm plates do.
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by Jim (used product regularly)
I've used these 2 seasons now on a pair of rando race skis used primarily for speed touring. They are beautifully made and work flawlessly. The fixed release "setting" has been ideal for me - in touring and a couple days of resort use they've never pre-released (including skiing moguls), but have released on a couple of occasions when needed, including a forward ejection when my skis came to a sudden stop and my body kept going. I am 6'2" and 165 lbs.
The option of a flat setting is nice although seldom needed. I also bought the extra height risers but have never used them (I also tend not to use the high position much on standard touring bindings).
I installed them with the 18mm adjustment plates in the rear, which is great for multiple boots and still results in a nice low ramp angle. The connection between binding and plate has never loosened on me.
I would buy them again.
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Question from D Berdinka
Great sounding reviews. Is this an appropriate binding for touring/ski mountaineering for the non-svelte? At a 175 lbs (and every so slowly gaining each year) I significantly outweigh some of the skiers above. A very rough idea of it's approximate release values might be useful. Thanks so much.
Answer from Jessie T
Hi D, we don't publish the release values since they vary depending on your boot sole length and other factors. We can recommend something for you if you put your data in our binding finder. Thanks.
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Question from John B
Does anybody have a suggestion on how and where to use a ski leash on this binding paired with a Scarpa Alien ski boot? I have as of yet to arrive at a satisfactory solution.
Answer from jbo
Hi John, you can hook the heel fork with a leash.
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by stephan (used product regularly)
as an addition, i can give the information about the release values provided by kreutzspitze founder terragnolo bruno, who wrote to me (todate 2014) it is comparable to DIN 8-9 vertical and lateral.
Reply from Richard S
Today, Terragnolo e-mailed me with the following answer: "of course the binding model SCTT does not have an adjustable DIN, we set the internal spring and the length of U spring to have a release force like DIN 10 in both lateral and frontal.
We advise to install the heel with a gap of 6mm from the rear part of the ski boot to obtain the right value of release force.
If you increase this gap (maximum 1mm) you can reduce the release force, but the best solutions is use our adjustable heel model GT."
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by stephan (used product regularly)
i have like 20000 vertical meters on these bindings now, this is my first conclusion. binding has seen any condition possible. i weight in a 68kg (netto) without gear.
i use them on 3 different skis, an 178/88mm steepski, a 178/75mm touring ski, an my 160/65mm training sticks (rando race ski).
i really like the binding.
i primarly decided for this binding for the reason, there is an additional climbing aid ("coppia alzatacchi") wich can be (i did) mounted on the heelpiece fork (wich i think is just ingeniously constructed), not to be found in any other rando race binding. this may not be an issue or a point of interest for racers, but for ski mountaineers for sure is when you have to carry heavy loads.

first, the binding still works without any issues.

second, the screws (binding-to-bindingplate for dynafit tlt speed pattern on the heelpiece) never ever get loose, wich i think is great news, wich i was initially concerned about. i dont use loctite or anything. the same applies for the additionally climbing aid (screwed to the heelpiecefork).

third, the half-step heelpiece cover is (still) very tight. this is good news for recreational use and for training only in my opinion. nothing rattles.

fourth, i never prereleased in downhill mode (unlocked), but i usually go locked all the time.

fifth: screws are VERY reliable and of good quality. i remounted the binding very often this season, and screws still look like never used!

handling issues/problems:

i experienced in very rare cases, that the lockout came off (went to downhill mode) when downhill skiing. like 2 time maybe. i think this is not a big deal, but maybe the lockout should be revisioned in the next binding version to me more strong. on the other hand, the lockout as it is can be very easily handled without force like in dynafit bindings, this is a plus.

when fast traversing and steep kickturning, it occured a few times that the heelpiece rotated. same here, i think, the heelpiece should be a little bit harder to rotate with more force. less comfort then, but maybe accidential rotation will be prevented.

these are very minor issues in my opinion, and i would recommend the binding to anyone, not only rando racers, over expensive recreational skitouring bindings like dynafits radical st. of course, it is more then twice as expensive as a dynafit speed turn, so this is no comparison.

im very glad i decided for the kreuzspitze sctt, and see no reason to give other bindings a try. i think this is the very best wich can be said of a rando binding.
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