G3 turned around my recalled binding heel units in just over a week. Nice. Only change appears to be a swap of the two front screws attaching the top plate. I got word from a G3 insider that the only significant part of this was better thread locking compound. Apparently, implementing this required a new pair of screws. That’s probably less involved than scrubbing off the old thread locker, and the new screws might be better as well.
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As with all ski bindings, be sure to regularly inspect your ski touring rig during the season. Problems such as screws backing out can be easy to spot, but only if eyeballs are utilized. G3 is still our “official” demo binding sponsor. Recent hiccup is regrettable but understandable, and was handled well. Ever onward!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.