Type III+ - Expert
50 - 99 days / year
I bought this system a couple of years ago from skimo.co for skiing and it is as advertised. Light, packs up relatively small, can clip on to your harness so when you get to the business you don't have to dig into your pack for it. Has a somewhat rigid feel, which I like. A bit spendy for a designated rappelling rope, but works well.
I've used these for about a month now, so I feel I can finally give an objective review. I use the Golds with the Hagan ZR/Dyna PDG boot. I'm 6' 170 lbs, and I was tired, literally, of skiing in the backseat so much with race skis. The CROWBAR race the last 2 years comes to mind. Back seat skiing is inevitable on race skis, but I feel like I can stand up a little more on these, and my quads appreciate that--I definitely can notice the added width and rocker on the Gold. They have a shorter radius than many ...
I think this is a pretty good binding. I have these mounted on some broad peak 167s and a pair of atomic ultimates. I have put 150 or so days combined on these and aside from from some wear on the heel pins, they still look good. No prereleases that I can remember. They have released on crashes which is good I think. The toe lock isn't very well thought out, but it works.
The PDG is a great boot. I've used them with 163 Atomic Ultimates, Dynafit Broad Peak 167s, and 181 Voile Chargers (only on a real powder day though). Anything