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X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:26 am
by JeffOYB
Hooray for a new pre-season! :)

So... I've never used X-Adv bindings before. Are they compatible with Profil? I assume not but thought I'd ask.

Is the X-Adventure just another of Salomon's failures? It looks like there is also a BCX-Adventure which would probably be bigger. Then there's Profil. So where does X-Adv fit in?

X-Adv looks to have a binding ridge shape that is smoother in its curves than Profil.

Maybe it's supposed to be a half-step bigger than Profil?

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:38 am
by lilcliffy
All of the X-adv bindings/boots are compatible. The profile and other track-orientated Salomon bindings are not compatible with x-adv.

At this point, to my knowledge, Salomon is the only remaining manufacturer making x-adv compatible boots.

It's a very well designed backcountry-xcountry binding- however I have never found a pair of x-adv boots that fit me properly.

I have heard an ugly rumor that Salomon may be discontinuing its x-adv line?

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:52 pm
by JeffOYB
i see now that the x-adv shape is different -- more 'curvy' -- than the Profil.

how was it functionally diff? I wonder why a company would create such a thing.

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:32 pm
by lilcliffy
Everything about the x-adv is built heavier and stronger than the track-orientated bindings- for off-trail use.

There is also more resistance in the binding, for both off trail K&G stability, and moderate downhill power.

It was designed to compete with Rottefella's NNN-BC bindings.

If they are discontinuing the x-adv- that doesn't bode well for the further development of backcountry system bindings.

Competition is a good thing.