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    Awesome. Thank you. I've thought about this....

    Awesome. Thank you.


    I've thought about this. But for a number of reasons, I seriously doubt the vertical water bar played any role. If by "casing" you mean to hit the water bar instead of...
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    Interesting. Brakes and stomp pads ftw, I guess....

    Interesting. Brakes and stomp pads ftw, I guess. Thanks for weighing in.

    To play devil's advocate, there are people who drink less beer, are in shape and are tough who are still counting grams,...
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    Good point, FG. Both bindings explode five...

    Good point, FG. Both bindings explode five minutes into first descent. Asking questions about how and why is stupid. Just hike out, stfu, and buy something else.
    I do agree with you that buying...
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    Ion LTs. So far, so good. Pretty chattery...

    Ion LTs. So far, so good. Pretty chattery conditions yesterday and they held fine for 1,700'. Right around 20 MPH (actually 34 MPH) at top speed so not exactly mach-ing them yet. Pushing them a...
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    Thanks for the honesty. TGR gets a bad rap...

    Thanks for the honesty. TGR gets a bad rap especially on TGR but I’ve been impressed with the number of engineers who have stepped forward to ask clarifying questions, point out inconsistencies on...
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    What’s your assessment of the failure?

    What’s your assessment of the failure?
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    Völkl BMTs. Too light weight for pin tech...

    Völkl BMTs. Too light weight for pin tech bindings if I’m 200 lbs?
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    Is there a list of conforming boots? Are Technica...

    Is there a list of conforming boots? Are Technica Zero G Tour Pros conforming?
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    Yeah, but two G3 engineers said even without the...

    Yeah, but two G3 engineers said even without the stomp pads it still shouldn’t have exploded. Confusing.
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    Hmmm. I'm slightly heavier and ride a slightly...

    Hmmm. I'm slightly heavier and ride a slightly longer boot. G3 said weight and boot size weren't factors. Maybe they're right?
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    Glad you had a good day. I’m only 15 pounds...

    Glad you had a good day. I’m only 15 pounds heavier. Hmmm. What’s your BSL?


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    G3 has the broken heels and I expect we'll hear...

    G3 has the broken heels and I expect we'll hear from them once they're done with the forensics.
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    “Line”

    “Line”
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    Replacements have arrived.

    Replacements have arrived.
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    Interesting. Can you explain more?

    Interesting. Can you explain more?
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    Both good responses which help with context. Just...

    Both good responses which help with context. Just wish they’d communicated that. “The guy is sick” was a bad excuse.
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    Apparently the bindings have shipped. A day late...

    Apparently the bindings have shipped. A day late but they’re on the van. Should have been handled better. They played the not my job, somebody else’s job and that guy is sick card. (There’s nobody...
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    G3 now hemming and hawing about delivery. Super...

    G3 now hemming and hawing about delivery. Super sketchy.


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    Thanks. And thanks to everybody who helped me...

    Thanks. And thanks to everybody who helped me sort this out.
    I just hung up the phone after another call from G3. I made a small error in an email, and they called to clarify. Crazily thorough...
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    They're sending me replacements in time for the...

    They're sending me replacements in time for the weekend. Super easy. When I asked, they cut me off with a yes.
    Going with the Ion LTs, but wish I had a bigger war chest to run two skis and two...
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    Absolutely. Last night on the phone I was the...

    Absolutely. Last night on the phone I was the annoying guy who knows nothing and is still offering all sorts of possible explanations and suggestions. When I suggested that the stomp pad installed...
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    I don't get that sense from the engineers.

    I don't get that sense from the engineers.
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    Don't think the engineer was implying anything...

    Don't think the engineer was implying anything beyond the shop should have installed the stomp pad if they didn't install brakes. It's not an elective part of the binding.
    Somebody else above said...
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    Correct. I write "seemed" because the photo I...

    Correct. I write "seemed" because the photo I sent was taken in low light and was a bit grainy. I couldn't tell; he said without hesitation that it wasn't installed.
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    After a 30 minute call with the engineer at G3...

    After a 30 minute call with the engineer at G3 last night, I awoke to find an email detailing next steps. Return, replacement or swap is still up to me.
    They are thinking the stomp pad was not...
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    +1. Currently making other companies look bad.

    +1. Currently making other companies look bad.
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    G3 Zed Heel Turret Failure

    G3 is definitely on the case. Had a great call and am currently texting. They have been very responsive

    Edit: just spent 30 minutes on the phone with another engineer from G3. Pretty impressive...
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    Will reread tmrw. I glanced at it, and it seemed...

    Will reread tmrw. I glanced at it, and it seemed short on experience but there’s a ton of knowledge with Lou and his team.


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    Retailer didn’t give me the box. Either they...

    Retailer didn’t give me the box. Either they didn’t ship to the retailer, they’re in the box, or they were mounted and are now detritus on the John Shelburne Ski Trail.
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    Done via Contact Us on your site.

    Done via Contact Us on your site.
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    Ha! I considered it and wimped out. Didn’t want...

    Ha! I considered it and wimped out. Didn’t want to put too much pressure on the toe pieces. Got to an easy, compacted hiking trail within 600 yards of the accident so took the long way home.
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    Thanks. M in contact with the shop. Think the...

    Thanks. M in contact with the shop. Think the stomp pad was correctly installed but shattered in the wreck. How do I investigate further?
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    Thanks, Adrenalated and Galibier, for the...

    Thanks, Adrenalated and Galibier, for the strategy. Should I ask to keep the Zed toes on the skis, shelve the Ion toes for a rainy day and have them mount just the Ion heels? Any reason to avoid the...
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    Thanks, Spyder and Toast.

    Thanks, Spyder and Toast.
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    With the tails of the ski on the ground, I can...

    With the tails of the ski on the ground, I can push the turret back towards the ground without any friction. It takes a lot of pressure and doesn't travel far, but there's no hitch.
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    The shop and G3 will likely sort out the answers...

    The shop and G3 will likely sort out the answers to those questions?
    Just went through the din guide from G3 and it seems that was set as it should have been.
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    Aren't the Zeds gapless? From Skimoco: The ZED is...

    Aren't the Zeds gapless? From Skimoco: The ZED is the first “gapless” binding in its weight class with adjustable vertical and lateral release. No heel-gap means the release stays consistent...
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    I think I understand this, but am confused as I...

    I think I understand this, but am confused as I didn't drop into the depression and landed pretty squarely on my feet. Does that change your opinion?
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    No problems clicking in. I carpet tested them the...

    No problems clicking in. I carpet tested them the night before and the boots clicked in and out without hindrance.
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    Hmmm. How do I discern if the replacements are...

    Hmmm. How do I discern if the replacements are made from a good patch of plastic?
    I fell/landed towards my left shoulder, so it doesn't seem like that scenario happened. Thanks for taking a look.
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    Beautiful day for a walk down a mountain with...

    Beautiful day for a walk down a mountain with skis strapped to your pack.
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    G3 Zed Heel Turret Failure

    Yesterday, I broke both heel turrets on the same turn at moderate speed. If you believe my Suunto watch, I was going 14.5 MPH. Not exactly charging. I did hop maybe half a foot to clear a small water...
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