Pros: Easy to use, reliable.
Cons: Below average hard snow performance. Balance point issues.
I have used Fritschi bindings since the original Diamir binding came out over 10 years ago. I have never had an issue with the binding's performance while touring other than an occasional ice up that would happen to any touring binding given the snow and temperature. It is the most proven, reliable, bomb proof system on the market. The Freeride + and the newer Freeride Pro are the natural evolution of the concept. There's something (either the ramp angle, or the extra stand height off the ski) that makes staying balanced on hard snow an issue with the Fritschi. The hard snow performance has gotten better as the binding has evolved, but it is still not on a par with an alpine binding. In softer snow it's a non-issue. I'd recommend the binding to anyone who wants the most reliable touring set up on the market. It's the easiest to use, most versatile, most idiot proof option available. Yes you can ski it on piste and yes you can ski it with your alpine boots, but there are better options for that.