Loose switchback pivot

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connyro

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Loose switchback pivot

Postby connyro » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:52 pm

Have any of you Voile Switchback binding users experienced a laterally loose pivot when in tour mode? In my well-worn SB's, my left binding has quite a bit of lateral play in the pivot. It's only noticeable in tour mode. My right binding has some play but not nearly as much as the left. I have another pair of lightly used SB's and they have no play whatsoever. Neither does my GF's moderately used SB bindings.

If you put the SB into tour mode, lift the toe piece to at least a 45 degree angle. Hold the ski down and try to wiggle the toe piece side to side. Is there just a click? A lot of movement? No movement at all?

Just curious because I had a friend who basically sawed through the free pivot axle bar in a couple of seasons of touring. I don't want that to happen to me when I'm in the middle of nowhere.

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