I am selling an UNUSED pair of Fritschi Diamir Freeride bindings, size M (fits boots with a sole length of 280-335mm, which is an average sized foot). These bindings were bought by my dad a few seasons ago and kept in the box in my basement since then.
These bindings are the same mechanically as the newer models, and they work great. I skied two long East Coast seasons on a pair of these same bindings, and they amazed me with their durability and versatility. Step-in convenience that makes them compatible with AT and conventional alpine boots was what first interested me in these bindings. My pair outlasted two pairs of skis, two seasons of punishing, icy terrain park hits, long backcountry tours, and enough rails to pull the base off of a pair of Salomon Pocket Rockets.
Hell, my buddy even RAN OVER THE TOEPIECE WITH A LAND ROVER In his driveway halfway through the season, and THE BINDINGS WERE FINE!!
Through all of this, my pair of Fritschi Freerides worked perfectly. The unused bindings up for auction here were bought at the same time, and will offer the same performance.
-Bomber strength and durability: Quality craftsmanship and materials with an impressive DIN range of 4-12
-Reliable performance: this binding releases when it should, and stays on when it should, period.
-Incomparable versatility:Step-in convenience, light weight and great ergonomics allow these bindings to shine on even the toughest hikes. With a pair of climbing skins, you can take these anywhere and get to the best snow with enough energy left to enjoy earning your turns. On the descents, these bindings are solid as any conventional bindings and just as safe, even in the park!
But hey, don't take it from me, here is what TelemarkSki.com, Backcountry Magazine, and Couloir Magazine have to say:
The Freeride is a burly, downhill oriented AT binding that lives up to its name. A maximum DIN of 12 and a sturdy, solid feel underfoot open up endless possibilities for the backcountry freerider or cross-over area skier. The Freeride is arguably the most durable AT binding on the market. Downhill performance is almost equal to that of a big alpine binding, and step-in/step-out convenience helps it feel right at home on the ski area. This is a binding you can confidently take on a long tour into extreme terrain - or just ski off the back of the area for some powder turns.
"The popularity of the Freeride speaks for itself. It is the best selling AT binding, period.....the 12 DIN Freeride is tough enough for air, and has been known to pound bumps inbounds with great ease. But is also a fine touring binding, and though some argue the pivot point could be moved back for greater efficiency, we feel it offers a nice touring stride as is."
"This is the Holy Grail of AT bindings - a grabber that tours all day, behaves like an alpine binding at the ski area, and has the beef for constant pounding. From Colorado to Chamonix. Thousands of riders have built one-rig setups around the Freeride so they can cross between resort and frontcounty without quiver angst (e.g. Which ski do I wear today?)…While the Freeride is a bit heavy by today's randonnee standards, it is an answered prayer if you're uncertain about what sort of skiing you'll be doing or are big and aggressive. Make this your first choice if you're traveling to far places, plan on a variety of skiing, and can only haul one pair of planks."
Damn that was a long ass post. If you're interested, message me.
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