Doug, thanks for reaching out. The boots are actually too small. You didn’t cut the skins to fit my skis. I had them done elsewhere. You left the pricing stickers on the bottom of the skis, so I was peeling those off in the cold before heading out on a trip. So average overall experience. I’ve skinned, toured and mountaineered in Europe for the last 25 years. Your service is average.
Much improved than my old dynafit bindings, I’m 6’4” 205 lbs and skied fast on hard pack resort snow and no pre release, skied well in the deep powder as expected. Durable and light a great combination.
I went with the Rotation 12 bindings for my DPS Alchemist Wailer 112 skis which I used both at the resort and backcountry hut trips. So far, the bindings have been impressive, as I've hammered them at the resort and even dropped some small cliffs at Blue Sky Basin in Vail. I feel like they give me the control and power I'm seeking, and I can rip groomers and blast through bumps without thinking about it. I've never pre-released, which I guess is in part to the elastic toe (hence, Rotation). I definitely like the uphill features - it's easy to twist the heel tower and the risers flip back and forth really smoothly. There's not much else to say, other than these bindings are super solid and worth it!!
First impression only here. Feels solid on the down (similar to the Shifts). On the ups, when using the lifters, the heel piece moves back and forth resulting in a popping sensation that is anything but smooth...