Type III - Aggressive
25 - 50 days / year
Light and fast is best
Dynafit Carbonio w/ Plum Race 150
Movement Alp Tracks 84 w/ Plum Race 150
Ski Trab GA WC w/ PG U77
Merelli Mlimited w/ ATK SL Evo
La Sportiva Vapor Nano w/ LTR
For their specific application these work beautifully. Just perhaps not the most popular product in NA, as there are very few vert races. The long running edge means even better bite while skinning, and better skating as well. I'd like to see more camber in a newer version. A little more stride bounce, and less skin contact would be a good thing And they do ski downhill carefully. I'm not advocating using these in individual races. But you can approach and descend from your vertical races just fine.
Honestly the best general touring binding I've used. The heel towers are amazingly robust (capable of being skied very hard). And the Trab toes seem superior to others in nearly every respect. Truly hope the new varios live up to these, because this version will be hard to beat.
Sweet for specific applications. For skimo races I believe a more traditional shape, like the alp racing, simply rides better. But for packability and use on long alpine/ice days this design can't be beat. Taking one star off because the blue mesh that makes up the structure between the dyneema, pokes through and can abrade clothing.
Not much to say. So light, and performs as should. One point is it climbs much better than the competitor's uber light axes, Camp corsa comes to mind. I believe this is due to the low profile and down-turned pick. Petzl trigger rests fit on nicely.
Review for button version not proximity sensor: I'm a fan of this beacon. The range is average, but more than makes up for it in diminutive size, and a large screen. On/off switch is simple and straightforward, and send to search is reliable once you get used to it. Also a fan of the single aaa battery, I waste many fewer batteries this way. The perfect beacon for riding in a pocket.
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