Twenty Two Designs (22D) has issued a statement to its dealers regarding their newest binding, The Outlaw. The binding was tested as a beta version during the 2014-15 season with an official release in the Fall of 2015. It is their first NTN binding and was the first true step-in NTN binding on the market.
“It’s come to our attention that some Outlaw toe pieces, when skied long enough, may begin to crack and possibly break. Outlaw customers should check their bindings on the outside of the lower bends for these types of possible cracks coming from the front of the binding,” said 22D.
Customers that find similar cracking should contact 22D in order to send the bindings back under warranty. “We have made a new and stronger toe piece that we will replace the cracked ones with,” 22D said. Another similar issue that was mentioned in the statement was cracking on the front flex plates located under the ball of the foot. 22D has addressed this issue with an improved flex plate design that began shipping in orders after mid-January 2016. Customers having any cracked flex plates can also contact 22D for a warranty replacement.
Here are some additional photos to help in identification of any potential problems: