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.
My bindings are pre-releasing when climbing. The toes don't lock out because the locking lever does not engage the binding fully. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm going to "shim" them somehow, because as they are now, they are dangerous when skinning in icy conditions.
Hi Derek, there is definitely something wrong as the lever isn't close to touching. It works fine with a new binding and TLT7. Hard to diagnose from here, but note we do have larger "rollers" available as well as past success with shimming the striker plate.
I'm on season three on these bindings and love them, overall. But this year the toe pins are showing quite a bit of wear after three modest seasons. I am walking out of them now on climbs, especially when side hilling. The toe lock mechanism has never locked or engaged well.
Anyone else had toe pin wear problems? Seems like the old Dynafit comforts lasted forever. Perhaps a weaker alloy on this binding?
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.
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.
Howdy, 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? Thanks, CR
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!
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.
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.
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.