G3 has just announced a new AT binding – The Ion.
I now have a problem.
Here is a letter I have sent G3:
I thought I had it all figured out. Any new ski I would buy would simply be adorned with some Onyx baseplates, and then when I wanted, presto-change-o, move my bindings from my current ski (G3 Rapid Transits) to my new ones and here we go! Why ever get another binding when the Onyx has it all…until now.
I am now befuddled, as I do not know what I will put on my new skis (when I eventually get them). Onyx or Ion.
I think it is fair to blame you, G3, and for you to remedy this massive dilemma. I feel the only way to do this is for me to demo some Ions and figure this out on my own, in the real world.
Now, I get it. I’m neither a dealer, nor am I a pro skier. I’m just some guy who skis, and occasionally (when the pressures of father hood, business ownership, dealing with an ex-wife, being a loving, respectful boyfriend and volunteering in my community allows) blog about it. My blog at most receives 500 hits a day, mostly from referrals from spurious “.ru” websites whose contents I cannot identify.
BE THAT AS IT MAY – I am a passionate skier of the front and back-country, and feel personally responsible for the sale of at LEAST 3 pairs of Onyx bindings (4 if you count the pair that I bought).
So, what do you say? Can you help me out with this confusion?