Here are your answers...
Q: How much do your bindings weigh?
A: These weights are per pair including heel plates and climbing bails.Large Axl: 3.9 lbs / 1780gSmall Axl: 3.8 lbs / 1715gLarge Vice: 3.15 lbs / 1430g
Small Vice: 3.0 lbs / 1360g
Q: Do the Axls/Vices have the same hole pattern and pin line as the HammerHeads?
A: The bindings have the same mounting pattern. The only difference is that Axls put your boot's pin line two-tenths of an inch (1/2 cm) further back than the HammerHead or Vice. So if mounting Axls with a HammerHead Jig or template, move it .2" forward on the ski. If you're mounting Axls on existing HH holes, you will not be able to tell the difference .2" makes.
Q: Can I mount your bindings on K2 or Voile Skis with inserts?
A: Yes. We recommend drilling and mounting as you would on any other ski. Our mounting pattern is the strongest around, so there's no need to worry about bindings ripping out. Just keep the holes about 1 cm away from the inserts. We no longer offer insert adapter plates.
Q: What do you recommend for a backcountry repair kit?
A: There are no parts that are likely to break and leave you stranded. A tail throw or heel tube are the two most popular items to carry. And a Slic pin if you like to swap them in the field. We also sell a universal backcountry repair kit that doesn't have binding parts, but can fix just about anything.
Q: Do your bindings release?
A: Our bindings are not not releasable. However, they often release in a big fall. But we make no promise for our bindings to release under any circumstances, and it is possible to be injured in a fall when skiing our bindings.
Q: How high do your bindings put you off the ski? Are risers available?
A: Axls have a rise of 1.1" or 28mm at rear, with a 2 degree ramp angle. Vices come in at 1 inch or 25mm, also with the 2 degree ramp. Risers are not available.
Q: Where should I mount my bindings?
A: You should contact the ski manufacturer to see what they recommend for a mounting location if one is not provided. We also have some suggestions on the mounting instructions, but please don't call us to ask where you should mount your 183 Gotamas with size 26.5 T1s for skiing powder in trees in Colorado; we don't know.
Q: What range of boot sizes do your bindings fit? Can I swap parts out to change sizes?
A: Large Axls and Vices are intended for boots 26 and and up, Smalls for 25.5 and less. Boots slightly smaller will fit in the Larges, and vice-versa. If you're on the line, the benefit to a Large is more spring travel, and the benefit to a small is a lighter binding with a tighter fitting heel tube. Changing bindings from one size to the other is not possible without completely rebuilding the binding; please contact us if you need to swap out new bindings for the other size. HammerHeads fit down to about 23, and BombShells fit up to about 27.
Q: Can you send me some stickers???
A: Yes, please send us a self-addressed stamped envelope and we'll return it to you with a few stickers. Mail it to the address below, attn: Stickers Please.