Slim

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How easy was it to access the button for the brakes? That was my one potential hesitation
Well, I took them out for a lap up our local hill after doing the lifts a bit. I took the long way to the top, through the woods. Halfway up I hit a bare patch and hiked. So all in all, I had quite a few times to lock and unlock the brakes.

They work super easy. After the boot pack, I could not get the brakes to stay locked up When I stepped in. I figured the cause was ice in there (34f), so just started skinning a few strides and tried again and sure enough, they stayed up just fine.

So yes, (other than having to remember to lock and unlock them), the brakes are very well done and very easy to use.

Have you (carpet) tested yours yet?
 

Slim

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With some more practice, the brakes have become super easy.
The only thing I wish, was being able to rotate the heel pieces with a pole. I don’t think it’s possible.
 
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Welcome @Hagan Ski USA! I did end up going with the Pure 8, but unfortunately, have only tested on the carpet. By the time I got all my gear and got the bindings mounted, Tahoe shut down. I was signed up to take a tour and an Avy class, both of which were canceled. (I'm a backcountry beginner, so wanted to go guided.) Alas, I will have to wait until next year.

But they look good mounted on my Elan Ripstick 94s!

One thing to note - there were a couple places in Tahoe that wouldn't mount the bindings - they didn't have the template. You guys gotta break into that market! (I ended up paying for a custom mount at The Backcountry in Truckee.)
 

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One friendly suggestion, I would dial down your skiing while on piste with pin bindings. I addition, there is still wonderful backcountry skiing in the Sierra’s. We are enjoying a wonderful spring and summer ski season in Washington.
 

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