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Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Plus Binding Reviews

Positive Reviews

choucas

Fritschi Freeride +

Posted

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...
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dromie

Freeous Mobilius Majorosis

Posted

Pros: Tough, Good Release, Light, Lockable/Unlockable even while moving

Cons: Height

I've been on boards for 44 of my 48 years and all I wanted to do was to be able to go to the slopes and pound bumps HARD all day.   Hop off the backside with a sled full of gear for the night in my Quinza.   Wake up, climb the crusty white top, and slam a cute or two and tree-bash waist deep in pow without having to by more than one set of gear!!!   Was that to much to ask?   Fritschi says "DONE!"   Seriously, I'm a 190 lb aggressive skier that thinks there is no reason to pay to ski except for moguls.  I read everything I could find before my purchase and along with the fact my Ramer's were no longer being made and my wife had...
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Negative Reviews

besson

broken at the first day

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Cons: broken at the first day

I was very disappointed with the quality of those bindings. I thought it's the best choose for backcountry stuff, but after I paid over 400$ for thing which has broken at the first day, and also I hurt my knee, and couldn't ride for about half a month, I doubt in their quality.
gravitysesh

Black Diamond Fritschi Freeride - go elsewhere

Posted

Pros: AT ability

Cons: Weak construction, squirrelly feeling, unreliable, spontaneous tele

These are likely to either put you into a spontaneous tele position (when you don't want to be) or break since they sit so high above the ski and are not built for the torque that is created by this high riding situation.  Break them and your S.O.L. as Black Diamond will only sell you a new pair at wholesale (still $350+).  I will definitely go with the Dukes to replace these.

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