Anyone riding on the Salomon guardian binding or similar branded product take NOTE. Snow builds up easily (not easily removed) under the toe of the binding when in hike mood, this creates tremendous leverage on the remainder of the boot plate which resulted in the binding breaking into two pieces at this location. This after 5 days of relatively light use in hike mood. In my case it turned a half hour ski hike into an 8 hour boot pack out. I strongly believe that this is not a one off defect but rather a design flaw which WILL replicate over and over .. could lead to deaths. I advised Solomon and sent broken binding in - suggested that they should do a public news release and recall all bindings .. their reply was to send me a replacement binding (which I have taken back to initial retailer for a refund) and advised that binding has been adequately tested and meets all required industry standards ... crazy stuff ????? Have pictures!
Edited by skikitewindsurf - 3/8/13 at 1:45pm