I'll take 5 pairs of boots and 5 different crampons to climb in this trip as I attempt to see where I am at physically and mentally.
As I spend the evening fitting crampons this comment comes to mind,
"Precision crampon technique is impossible without a proper (perfect) fit of boot to crampon."
Jeff Lowe from the WATERFALL ICE video, 2005.
In other words, if your crampons won't stay on the boots first, without latching the binding, likely the crampon doesn't really fit your boot.
Finally some one gets (again) how it is suppose to be. No tricks just a perfect friction fit.
Petzl Lynx on a Scarpa Phantom Ultra and no back binding.