Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1430 Location: Colorado
Many more daze on my Phantoms now. I am still totally impressed, everything is working great, and the little bit of interface plate shift I experienced on my Venture is not happening at all on my Furberg or Chimera, once I got the interface plate screws really tight. Super kudos to Keffler for putting in huge time and effort on this project all for the love of the sport and to improve the experience for us all.
I also now have numerous days on my Phantoms. My opinions are basically the same as the ones I expressed in my previous post. The combination of Phantom bindings and modified TLT5s has been a game changer for me. The combo is comfortable, extremely responsive, and reliable. To be perfectly honest, the system has become invisible to me (i.e. I no longer worry about ride mode compromises I have made by switching to hard boots--I had a rough time riding with my Voile Mountain Plates and Black Diamond Primes). I was certainly happy with my soft boot set-up, and I am impressed with the evolution that we are seeing with soft boot set-ups, but I am definitely quite happy with this hard boot combo. The touring mode benefits, when combined with a high quality ride mode, has made me a happy convert.