G3 Genuine Guide Gear Onyx Binding

Priced: $351.96 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 7 reviews.
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G3 Genuine Guide Gear Onyx Binding -
Feed your need for speed on the uphill, then feed it again after a quick transition to ski mode. The G3 Onyx AT Binding allows smooth power transition from leg to boot to ski for superb control and feel. Revamped and ready to bust out of its cage onto the slopes, the Onyx is lighter, less likely to ditch out unnecessarily, and a generous DIN range lets you find your optimal setting.

Features:

  • Multiple heel options are reliable and super-easy to engage with pole-basket
  • Releasable with both forward-falling and lateral-twist settings
  • Serviceable binding for fixing in the field or getting parts replaced (serviceable with #1 Phillips, #3 posidrive, and torques T10, not included)
  • Mounting plate system means toe and heel attach to separate mounting plates, so you get plenty of adjustment and can maintain boot-center on the ski
  • Ability to go from tour mode to ski mode without removing boot from binding
  • High-strength, forged aluminum components for a stiff, rigid connection between boot and binding as well as binding and ski
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G3 Genuine Guide Gear Onyx Binding Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

After looking into different tech bindings I finally went with these. And couldn't be happier. They are amazing on the uphill. I love the pole activated heel risers. And when it comes time to ski... These babies are super solid. I'm 6'6" and 180 pounds and I ski hard. I have snapped skis and broken bindings. Two seasons and these bindings are still like new. These things can drive big skis, I'm talking 191cm long 120mm underfoot, no problem. Maching through chunder and never pre-released. They are a bit heavy, but totally worth it for the confidence they inspire when you're skiing or hucking. I am way stoked on these bindings. And I reccomend them to everyone.

Matt Park at Backcountry.com on 09/11/2013

Went touring with a good pal o mine last week in Tahoe before the resorts opened up. Here's what he had to report on the Onyx binding:
" I know isn't quite a Dynafit, I have put probably close to 100,000' vert on it with almost no issue. I like the way they ski, AND whats really cool is they mount on plates so I have two pairs of skis with plates mounted on them, and I can move the bindings back and forth depending on the conditions/type of skiing I'm looking at for that day. They are also quite affordable as tech bindings go."
He's stoked.
So is his dog.

Lexi Dowdall at Backcountry.com on 11/27/2013

A lot of people trash these bindings for being made out of plastic. Well, my AT rig fell off the top of my car at 50 mph, and the bindings weren't even scratched. They are also awesome on the downhill, and even though they weigh more than other tech bindings you don't notice because you don't lift your skis when you tour.

VtSkier at Backcountry.com on 11/03/2012

I am sold on the power these tech bindings have in regards to downhill performance.

Mike Traslin at Backcountry.com on 12/25/2011

2 years and still going strong, inbounds and out of bounds.

Mike Traslin at Backcountry.com on 03/19/2013

Negative Reviews:

In other reviews I kept reading about the narrow bolt pattern in the toe of the binding. Has G3 updated this?
Have we seen installation changes from 2011 to 2013?
To better explain what I mean, I have copied that review:
Although the binding is good for DIN 12, their bolt pattern is far too narrow which puts tremendous torque on the toe bolts. Both of us ripped our bindings out of our skis within 1 week, destroying our new skis.

Peter at Backcountry.com on 10/29/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I need to be honest, just go with dynafit. I had these, 2 pairs of onyx and both pairs failed. the design seems to be well thought out and DOES switch between tour and ski, which is a great feature for crossing over flats and kicking your way out of places but other than that, they just have too many moving parts to be viable for any real longterm BC use. I never poped out nor did i insta tele but i bought a pair of radical speeds and the radical ft and and could not be happier that I made the move to dynafits.

gibp511128 at Backcountry.com on 05/01/2013