Silvretta EasyGo 500 Ski Mountaineering Bindings w/ Carbon Rails Size Large.
These bindings may have some minor or cosmetic signs of wear but are in otherwise Excellent condition.
The heels have been "chopped" (see photo). This does not impact the riser or locking functions of the heel-pieces.
DIN setting: 4-10
Boot Sole Length: (L) 320-370mm
From the Wild Snow Ski Touring Binding Museum:
"As the only currently manufactured backcountry skiing binding that will accept a welted climbing boot, Silvretta 500 ski touring binding is in a class of its own. More, the 500 is also acceptable as a regular backcountry skiing binding. (By “welted” we mean a boot with notches at toe and heel to accept things such as “clip on” or “automatic” crampons. In the case of using such a boot with Silvretta 500, height of heel is critical and can be modified using shims on the binding heel rest. Optimal heel height would be the same as a backcountry skiing boot, generally around 3 centimeters.)
In 1999, randonnee AT backcountry skiing bindings continued evolving at a satisfying clip. Silvretta was still selling the now venerable Silvretta 404, but modern materials science dictated an upgrade. To that end, Silvretta came up with two bindings that were nearly identical in function to the 404, but made much greater use of plastics and carbon fiber.
The new series was marketed as the Easy Go, and was obviously an attempt to take back market share from Fritschi, who released the excellent Diamir Titanal II upgrade that same year.
Easy Go 500 covered here is still in production as of 2010. It uses a heel unit very similar to the 404 model and a toe wire that is still compatible with any welted boot (beloved by climbers as an approach binding)."
Sport Size = Lg
Brand = Silvretta
Color = Gray/Black
BC Frame Binding