I know this idea voids any warranties, isn't safe for releases, and no insurance will cover me after an accident, but has anyone tried combining toes and heels of different touring bindings? How did it work out and which ones were combined?
I had the idea of combining the toes of a Fritschi Vipec and heels of any other lighter heel piece with the same pin system (so not U pins). I found the following photo online, so if anyone has more infos about this, I'd be very interested how it worked out.
Reason why I'm looking into this:
The heel pieces of the Vipec are terrible, but obviously they're toes are the only ones on the market with horizontal release and proper elasticity with pins. The plastic on the heels has broken so many times and they sometimes randomly slide backwards into touring mode which releases my heel. Their heel piece wasn't the lightest to begin with so other pin type heels will just could the setup a bit lighter and most other brands use metal heels (obviously better).