250rive been thinking about getting inserts so i can run tech bindings and alpine bindings on the same ski.
ive never used inserts before, but i have always heard that binding freedoms were better than quiver killers. the company is owned by the person who invented quiver killers, but then made another improved version, after selling quiver killers. that was my general understanding at least.
I'm not sure that's true. The inventor of the inserts started binding freedom - not Quiver killer. And then he sold out to a corporate tool company last year in boise. at least according to their website.
I've used both, and they do the same thing. The only real difference is in the top design. BF inserts are a bit longer (a problem for thinner skis these days) and have a slotted top for a flat head screwdriver. This is supposed to make installation easier, but no one installs them this way. QK inserts are somewhat shorter with a flat top.
I prefer the quiver killer inserts over BF because the end result is a cleaner looking installation (smooth top surface) and less risk of "dimpling" out the base due to the longer binding freedom insert. Also, the guys there are really knowledgeable- they helped me work out my tech binding screw lengths and sent me samples to get it right. I heard even Hoji skis on them.