Nice features, but broke on 3rd outing
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Lucky to get early powder this year, but Santa delivered a lump of coal on Christmas Day when the plastic piece broke off the the heel of the binding on my ascent. Exact same spot as the photograph from a prior review. The plastic holds the brake in walk mode, so I ended up skinning up with the brake engaged. Another skier in our group said he had experienced the same issue and went back to Dynafits. I opted for this binding after having a couple of friends injure their Achilles with non-releasable toe bindings. Back to the drawing board.
Update to my post. Attempted to commence a warranty fix through backcountry several days ago, Crickets other than an auto-reply asking to not send repeat emails. But, the Fritschi distributor is nearby and, once I came across this as an option, they got me squared away in a few minutes. Recommended a different technique for stepping the heel into the binding to avoid a repeater, plus the silicone spray mentioned below. Assured that they could fix it in a couple of minutes anytime if it does happen again. Harmony has been restored, just not by BC.com.