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    Not buying the "we didn't know about all this...

    Not buying the "we didn't know about all this boot sole thickness variation" angle, tech insert equipped boots with alpine and WTR soles have been around for almost ten years now, and they all have...
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    Is there really 1.5mm of flex in the heel...

    Is there really 1.5mm of flex in the heel assembly? Seems like the boot sole gap needs to be less then that if the stomp pad is actually going to do anything. What other binding heels rely on a...
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    ^ Correct, and for that to happen the so-called...

    ^ Correct, and for that to happen the so-called "stomp pad" simultaneously rotates away from the boot sole.
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    It's true the heel moves slightly closer to the...

    It's true the heel moves slightly closer to the toe when the ski is deeply flexed (into a U), but the ski between the bindings moves away from the boot at the same time.
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    Only upward movement of the boot heel insert...

    Only upward movement of the boot heel insert spreads the pins apart, pins are trapped in place during downward force.
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    Doesn't the stomp pad gap increase when the ski...

    Doesn't the stomp pad gap increase when the ski flexes deeply?
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    Heel pins on tech heels probably don't have more...

    Heel pins on tech heels probably don't have more than 2mm (unless pretty worn) of vertical slop, or people would complain about how they ski. So for a stomp pad to actually do anything, it would...
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    No chance they have that much play. IMHO, any...

    No chance they have that much play. IMHO, any "stomp pads" (or brake pedals) that don't adjust with a jack screw or at least a stack of really thin shims that are presented as "heel support" is just...
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    Don't buy the stomp pad theory, for a stomp pad...

    Don't buy the stomp pad theory, for a stomp pad to work the boot heel has to be right on it (which would require some fine adjustment), or the pins have to have a lot of vertical play (or housing...
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    Haven't seen the underside of the Zed heel, but...

    Haven't seen the underside of the Zed heel, but entire spring-loaded travel mechanism should be within the tower, and these track marks are just to show the acceptable BSL adjustment range.
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    Great point, that's probably it. Skis flexed...

    Great point, that's probably it. Skis flexed deeply, heel post hit the end of it's travel, and boot kept pushing the heel housing backwards until the front of the housing snapped off.

    Assume...
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    Probably a bad batch of plastic, the heel housing...

    Probably a bad batch of plastic, the heel housing wouldn't have passed finite element analysis if the design was at fault.
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