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Candy Sack, hopefully none of us will ever need this knowledge:
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I don't have info on what happened here but the fix is interesting.
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Candy Sack, hopefully none of us will ever need this knowledge:
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I don't have info on what happened here but the fix is interesting.
I've had a toe-pin shear off before on a tour. It sucks.
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I've had a toe-pin shear off before on a tour. It sucks.
Was that a manufacturing defect? What happened? I am curious to learn about these possible failures beforehand. When I brought it up at MEC with Brian the Head Ski Tech last fall he told me pin shears are very rare, he said the main problem at the toe is the female pins on the boots (they can be easily damaged from boot packing, approaches over dirt, etc). Please let me know.
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Was that a manufacturing defect? What happened? I am curious to learn about these possible failures beforehand. When I brought it up at MEC with Brian the Head Ski Tech last fall he told me pin shears are very rare, he said the main problem at the toe is the female pins on the boots (they can be easily damaged from boot packing, approaches over dirt, etc). Please let me know.
I'm assuming it was a manufacturing defect. These were 2nd year Onyx bindings. G3 fixed it no problem, but I told them that I couldn't tour on their bindings unless I had a spare toe-piece, so they gave me one. Now I carry it with me for anything more than a short tour. Haven't had any issues since.
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Another vote for Dynafit...don't own them, but hoping to some day. I found the following link useful.

http://backcountryskiingcanada.com/i...afit%20Radical

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Dynafit every time. Tough enough for hard inbounds skiing, light and reliable enough for backcountry. Over the past five years I switched from telemark to Fritschi then Dynafit. I feel I've now got the best of all worlds.
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Marker has a new binding called the king pin, tech binding that claims to be a beefy-er dynafit. Spent 4 days touring with a couple guys who loved them. The G3 ion users had many issues, tail kept rotating on one guy ten times on big climb it locked his heel down.
I have dynafit , marker f10, f12's. Dynafits are lighter finicky but perform fine. Markers are tougher, wiegh more and better suited to abuse and have gresat warranty support at least in my experience. If I were getting new bindings I would at least check out the marker kingpin
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If I were getting new bindings I would at least check out the marker kingpin
The Kingpin is also the only one that is DIN certified, which might be important to some folks.
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