In early November I purchased some Metron 9's with 4Tix bindings. After a number of issues (which I won't get into here - warning about problems of buying equipment online from eBay).), I finally received the bindings and took them into Any Mountain in Berkeley for mounting. The tech said there was a little black plastic box-shaped piece missing for one of the bindings, and that he would contact the Atomic rep for it. That was December 1st. After numerous calls and assurances that the part was on it's way or that they would contact Atomic again, I still don't have my ski's mounted. (It's now Jan. 23). The shop gave me some loaners for a trip, but I can't keep running back to the shop every time I want to go ski, etc..
Question is, does anyone know about these bindings and what the plastic box is for, and if it is really necessary? I've tried to go on the Atomic site to look up the bindings parts, etc., but couldn't find anything useful.