Hey Jonathan/Len. The new crampon slot on the Race 150/170 accepts Plum crampons only as does the latest edition of the Guide. The Race 145, 165, 185, and older versions of the Guide had a Dynafit receptor. There's no cross-compatibility between Dynafit and Plum receptors.
Hey Eric! You are correct, the Dynafit heel insert will work just fine! The Beast heel insert and Master-Step insert, however, will not as they attach a little bit differently.
Sorry I didn't answer your question fully. No comments yet on durability with the sidewalls, edges, bases or topsheets or anything, though they feel solid. Time will tell. The Minim seems incredibly stout and we haven't seen a lot of (maybe any?) structural issues with it.
Hey Tom! The downhill performance of this ski is wicked! They're very fast and energetic but also definitely require you to stay on top of it, the stiff tails will get away from you if you get thrown in the back seat. If you can stay forward though, these things are rockets. There's a substantial amount of camber in them and once it flattens out it produces a ton of tip rocker as opposed to the Minim which has a long running edge and a relatively low amount of camber. The Minim is smooth edge to edge, power...
Hey Robert! Yeah, same toe pattern between the TR-Race and Gara Titan bindings! Similar hole pattern to the Kreuzspitze, Plum, Hagan/ATK/Black Diamond/and some of the older Dynafit bindings.