The Freedom isn't intended to drive; if you're an aggressive skier, go for the Freeride as far as Rortafella is concerned. Been on NTN for one season and my Freedom failed while skiing bumps and completely destroyed an otherwise mint condition ski. That being said, I would still take my Freedom over at 75mm binding that I had ever tried (a few G3's and a Hammerhead). This season I'm going to demo the 22Designs Outlaw; it looks essentially like a Freedom, but all of the plastic was replaced with metal. Not a huge sacrifice in weigh, so if you're a frequent tourer, look into it. Freeheel Life in SLC, UT is the best telemark shop I've ever been to & they can steer you in the right direction. Cheers!
East Coast telemark skier, one arm since 2012. All mountain skier that dabbles in the park. Word up