Update after one year: I had a lot of trouble with the step in because my boot was not actuating the step in "pedal". I added some height to the pedal by putting a couple mm thick glob of epoxy on top of the pedal which has been working well. There is a spring which is connected to the bumper that releases the toe piece if your boot pivots too far forward in tour mode. This spring broke somehow on one of my toepieces. Sounds like not a big deal, but the bumper needs the spring to keep it in a particular sp...
I used to really like these bindings - until they broke! I bought the first gen ZEDs in fall of 2018 and skied them for two seasons as my daily driver for the BC. I realized the toe was wiggling which was worrisome. Further inspection of the toe piece revealed a large crack all the way through the aluminum baseplate. If you think of the baseplate as clock, the crack was from the center out to the screw at 5 o'clock. Inspection of the other toepiece showed a hairline crack in the same location. G3's customer...
I picked these bindings because of the features they offered with minimal weight. That is the biggest pro to me. I was worried about the high heel to toe delta, but haven't really noticed it. Pros: -Light (given the feature set) -Inexpensive -Optional brakes with great stowing during tour mode -Safe release -Independently rotating heel pins Cons: -Toe step-in is not quite as easy as other popular brands (using Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro boots) -Heel is somewhat challenging to turn -Toe iced up one time I lef...
Hey Nick, yes. The heel is challenging to rotate, but it does rotate to offer a flat-on-ski touring mode.
I read on another site that Fritschi brakes are interchangeable. They made it sound like Vipec brakes could be used on the Xenic. Can you confirm? I'm looking at pairing Xenics with 116 underfoot skis. Thanks!
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