Pros: Less than 6 pounds/pair, 5-16 release settings, easy to adjust, easy to free the heel
Cons: Icing of the locking plate impedes locking the heel, light for a heavy-weight AT binding, but still heavy.
As the last to enter the heavy-weight AT binding market Tyrolia is not turning any heads. IF they had been earlier they might, and IF they bother to promote this binding they will garner a decent following. That's two many IFs in my book. Nonetheless, the Adrenaline is a pretty well thought out plate binding. It skis well, with a huge range of release settings, from DIN 5-16. Those who want leverage for fat skis will appreciate being 36mm above the ski, those who want powder sensitivity should switch to tele. Where the Adrenaline smokes the competition is in uphill mode. It is the lightest heavyweight binding, weighing in at 5 lbs., 12 oz. for the large sized plate (less for the...(read more)