|Originally posted by nidahoscott:
sitting here in front of me (ok well off to the side) is a new pair of Naxos and a new pair of Freerides, The Naxos are everybit as bomber as the freerides in my in home comparison. I do like the pivot of the naxos better then the freeride. By christmas I will have a half dozen days on each (mother nature willing) and will post a coprehensive review and comparison. Though the opinions will be mine, and just opinions. I bought the Naxos after a talk with my MT Gear connection, He told me He would stand behind the bindings and If I have any trouble hed take care of it. Good enough for me
nidahoscott (and gonz, etc):
I looked at at pair of Naxo's today and they look very cool.
There's just one point that I'm kind of curious about. This isn't a knock in any way and I'm no engineer, but I wonder a little about the two pivot points.
It appears that the front pivots would experience quite a lot of torque in a twisting, forward fall with the heel unlocked. Now, laugh if you must, but I have been known to experience a number of these falls. Situations like crossing a brushy or bouldery streambed where you jam a tip into something while going downhill momentarily. Or skinning up a ridge that's broken up with small drops, wind wells, or the like, where I'm too lazy to lock the heel down for the descent and I try to do my spazzed-out version of a tele turn.
If anything on the binding looks the slightest bit vulnerable, I wonder if that's it. I'm not saying a Fritschi is any *better*, I'm just making an observation (that may be all wet).