12/30/2017
 
Hi Clark, yes they are the same fittings.
12/30/2017
 
Hi Scott, yes the 24 and 24.5 use all the same shell parts.
12/29/2017
 
Hi Jon, they have the same shape and basic construction. A few improvements were made to the ski, such as tapering the reinforced mounting plate further towards the tip to avoid a pressure point that could cause the ski to snap under extreme flex.
12/28/2017
 
Hi Paul, the cuff zip has both downward and upward openers. You pull the zip down, out comes the buckle, and it goes back into the pant through a hole that you cut out (in a reinforced area that is somewhat highlighted). Give us a ring if that doesn't make sense!
12/28/2017
 
Hi Linda, there is much less ramp in the Backland (details here). You should be fine without a shim. B&D has not yet made one specific to the Backland either.