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Naxo nx01 Alpine Touring Binding
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Naxo nx01 Alpine Touring Binding


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Naxo nx01 Alpine Touring Binding

Manufacturer: Backcountry Access

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Page By: kheatwol

Created/Edited: Aug 1, 2005 / Aug 1, 2005

Object ID: 1382

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Designed by guys that used to work for Diamir. It offers full release capability similar to an alpine binding up to DIN 12. Plus full touring features with a 3 stage heel lifter. Weight 2100g per pair without brakes.

So what's the difference between the Navo and the Diamir Freeride? The Naxo features a dual toe pivot called the Virtual Rotation System. It is meant to give a more natural walking stride than other touring bindings. The dual pivot means that less effort is required to lift the foot in the early phase of the step. Less effort per step means touring further or quicker for the same energy expended. We demoed these last year and were very impressed with the perfomance both for skiing and touring. Comes with leashes. Brakes availalbe as an optional extra


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kheatwolUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

These bindings are great. The only real drawback is that they may be slightly heavier than their competitor- the Freeride.

However, these bindings offer a DIN setting up to 12 in the front and rear- something no other AT binding can match. I have hucked some 20+ foot drops with these without batting an eye.

The Naxo's also offer multiple pivot points in the binding for walking/climbing. It feels a little strange at first, but once you get used to it walking becomes quite efficient.

Apparently the first year they came out the Naxos had some breakages in the toe piece, but those problems are said to be corrected.

For someone who does a lot of agressive backcountry touring, and may spend a few days at resort, these are the perfect binding.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 1:22 pm

Ed FOut of Business

Hasn't voted

Naxo is out of business.
Posted Apr 3, 2010 9:29 am

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