The duckbill boots have over 8 years on them and are close to clapped out; need replacing or relining at a minimum. I recall in the discussion on NTN that @TeleGirl said that the binding change was a thing to consider in this situation. It was an option I had ruled out as reliable release is a priority but it turns out this is available. So I made the change, have been renormed and am retele'ing First day out today on them. I leave the carpark with the boots on (TX Pro) and the walk across the bitumen doesn't jar my knees. Climb up to the run and the motion feels natural and easy. Step in - takes a few goes to twig to it and then it clicks (cough). That's it: click in and good to go. And away we went. The knee bends and smoothly drives the cuff and cracks the bellows. Stand tall or drop right down. The Scarpas have a soft flex and that suits my knees down to the ground (cough again). It's possible to get some weight properly onto the rear ski in the dance and there's enough control to use it to help turn. The vis is crap and I can't see much of the surface and hell it doesn't matter. I go under the ropes for a couple of ungroomed lines in flat light and don't need to hold my breath and hope. What a difference: the stability, the feel, the responsiveness, the comfort, the light weight. Sensational And the Outlaws go onto Telebry Safeouts. I ejected twice on a blue run and the release tension needed cranking up a stop over the Axl setting. Thanks to dossa5 for encouraging me to consider a 4-buckle model and showing how to try on boots; Pete Cranage at Snow Trek and Travel for advice on boot choice and painstaking fitting of the TX Pros; NE Home Improvements in Tawonga South for crafting custom shims out of merbau Brian of Rocky Valley Hire for letting me raid his used fastener box, to find twelve 4 x 10mm metric screws! (See, it takes a village to renorm a telemarker ).