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!
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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