Had these mounted on G3 ZenOxide 88s. The (lack of) weight is awesome. And I am an apostate, so the brakes is great too. No problem with stepping-in, but I am over 200lb, so maybe that is it. They sure feel secure when they are on. No pre-releases. Just a couple of issues:
- the press-fit pin that the heel lift pivots around, and, more critically, that retains the U-spring, came loose on one binding. This would NOT be a good pin to loose. Once it is out, the U-spring is gone the next time you step in. No probs on the warranty, tho, so all is good.
- with the brakes on, when the heel is rotated backwards, the brake seems to ever so slightly cant the heel piece upwards a little, which, it seems, makes it easier to auto-rotate. Haven't actually done a comparo to see if no-brakes will solve it, but boy, when the snowpack is firm like on spring mornings, and the ski track canted off-angle and you need to rotate your ankles to get the ski flat, that heel auto-rotates a LOT. Has only been a problem in hard spring snow with off-angle tracks. Not sure if others are seeing this. Hopefully the B&D solution will fix this.
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