Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian Great mid-weight AT binding
Got these for my wife and mounted them on some BD elements. Great combo for in-resort skiing and up to medium length tours. She's a strong advanced skier, not sure if Id use them for a mid to heavy weight expert. Function very well, lightest weight alpine style AT binding.
Regarding the comment about finding a shop to mount them, we're in MI and of course no shops carry AT gear...but BlackDiamond is awesome as always and sent our local shop the mounting jig in ~3-4 days. So as long as you can plan a head a bit, it is not an issue at all.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike Sweet, full satisfaction
These take a beating, are responsive, and light for the full binding. Both myself and my daughter (she is 11) use them. They are convenient, easy to use for anyone, but also ski great! Very happy!
November 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Calvin Solid lighter weight binding
Overall I have liked these bindings. They are light weight and easy to use. While my partners are fiddling to adjust their bindings I am ready to go. Their weight makes them a solid binding for longer tours and especially when you have to put the skis on your back. I'd say they would be perfect for someone who wants a lighter touring binding but doesn't want to move to a pin system.
The lower DIN capabilities didn't hinder me whatsoever. Being only 140 pounds and a relatively conservative skier the maximum of 11 has been plenty.
Like others have mentioned I did have trouble getting these mounted. Only one shop in town had the correct jig. Even if you call and ask they might not know they have the wrong jig until they have the binding (this happened to me twice).
All in all a solid touring binding for those who want to save weight, not spend too much, and don't mind the low DIN.
May 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carl Beware shops can't mount these bindings!
Do not buy unless you know how to mount these bindings or you know a shop that has the proper tools to mount them. I live near Bozeman, MT and no one has the tools to mount these. Apparently the tools are on backorder. Good Luck.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick Fully functional, light as can be
This binding has, so far, delivered on its promises. It is lightweight (for a full binding), offers torsional release, and gets the job done both on alpine & alpine-touring ski trips.
It has several positions of elevation in walk mode for climbing, and once you get the hang of it (stick your pole tip in the hole and lever it) the lock/release/hillclimb lever is a snap to adjust.
I was tempted to go with those dinky little two-piece pin bindings, but I'm glad I got these instead.
P.S. You may wish to speak with your ski shop ahead of time; these bindings apparently require a specific drill jig that my shop had to order. So, try notifying your shop in advance so they don't have to wait on the jig when you drop off your skis!
December 12, 2013