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Fritschi Eagle vs Scout II bindings

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Much has been said of the Fritschi Eagle's toe pivot point that has been set back about 23mm ( see https://www.wildsnow.com/1769/fritschi-diamir-eagle-binding/); allowing a more natural toe roll (almost as good as tech toe pivots??). What I'm curious about is to what extent that design element has been put into subsequent bindings of theirs like the Scout? I know the Freeride Pro doesnt have it. Cant find any comparative reviews. Eyeballing photos on the web suggests its a feature unique to the Eagle. Thoughts?
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Both the Eagle & Scout have a lot of flex so I'd avoid both of them. And the Freeride Pro isn't much better. Get an F10 or F12 EPF.
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I have a Marker F12... that’s bomber on the downhill but has a less than ideal toe pivot. Is your view on the Eagles/Scouts based on direct experience?
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everest8850 wrote:
I have a Marker F12... that’s bomber on the downhill but has a less than ideal toe pivot. Is your view on the Eagles/Scouts based on direct experience?

Based upon the experiences of many customers who've purchased them (not from me) and from torque testing/bench testing them etc.

Whilst there might be a marginal gain from the pivot position on the Eagle or it's slightly lower weight versus the F12 it's still a frame binding so you're lifting the weight of the heel/frame every stride. If you want a major increase in performance you gotta go tech binding.
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I have a non functional ankle, so sucky fore-aft control and no eversion and inversion control, so I found using my tech binding esp getting Ng the toe piece to clickin. Might look at Vipecs or Ions...or stick with frames - hence looking around
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