Got My Repaired G3 ION Bindings

Post by blogger | December 5, 2017      

G3 turned around my recalled binding heel units in just over a week. Nice. Only change appears to be a swap of the two front screws attaching the top plate. I got word from a G3 insider that the only significant part of this was better thread locking compound. Apparently, implementing this required a new pair of screws. That’s probably less involved than scrubbing off the old thread locker, and the new screws might be better as well.

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ION recall repair, black screw is the replacement.

ION recall repair, black screw is the replacement. Both old and new are stainless, new is slightly longer and appears to have slightly more pronounced threads. Properly done thread locker is said to be the operative improvement.

As with all ski bindings, be sure to regularly inspect your ski touring rig during the season. Problems such as screws backing out can be easy to spot, but only if eyeballs are utilized. G3 is still our “official” demo binding sponsor. Recent hiccup is regrettable but understandable, and was handled well. Ever onward!


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11 Responses to “Got My Repaired G3 ION Bindings”

  1. XXX_er December 5th, 2017 11:51 am

    Good point lou, I’m pretty sure a lot of bikes & boards get busted cuz people don’t check them over for loose parts

  2. Lou Dawson 2 December 5th, 2017 11:54 am

    Used to happen all the time, less nowadays, but still…

  3. Michael December 6th, 2017 2:16 pm

    I sent a few pairs of heel pieces in to G3 this summer and they got them back to me quickly with the upgraded screws. I think the did a good job with this.

  4. NT December 6th, 2017 2:57 pm

    I sent mine in nearly a month ago and still waiting. Wish I’d done it earlier.. or if I’d known it was just a loctite issue I could have done that myself. Thanks for the info.

  5. Phil December 6th, 2017 4:58 pm

    Did you get your same heal units back that you sent in or did they swap them for refurbished ones? The ones I sent in were new, still in the box, and the ones I got back were refurbished (different serial numbers). Not a big deal to me because right after I got them back I mounted them and they’re working just fine, but still…

  6. Michael December 6th, 2017 10:02 pm

    It took me over two months to get some heel units back. Mine were sent to Quebec (I live in Alaska).

  7. Lou2 December 7th, 2017 5:21 am

    Michael, that’s odd, who knows why. Wildsnow might have received expedited service, but I know other folks who have sent in heel and the swap happened within a few weeks.

    Phil, mine were the same ones (several pair), that’s truly odd that you’d received refurbished ones when you’d sent in new pair. There must be a little more going on with them than they let on to me, or else they just made a mistake. In any case, yeah, what they sent you are probably bomber.


  8. Phil December 7th, 2017 8:26 am

    I mailed my hear turrets in last summer and got refurbished ones back in 2 1/2 weeks. Lou, they indeed have been “bomber” so far.

  9. Zorba December 7th, 2017 7:55 pm

    Just sent my heels in thanks to this post. New bindings and had completely forgotten the news earlier this year.

  10. Lou Dawson 2 December 7th, 2017 9:06 pm

    Zorba, good to hear!

  11. Michael L December 27th, 2017 12:26 pm

    Those in the Calgary area … drop by Lou’s performance, they have received spares from G3 , so a few minutes in the shop and off you go !

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