Need more versatile design
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Got these a few weeks ago as a gift from a friend who heard that I had some fritschi bindings. Unfortunately, these do not work on the Freeride Plus bindings, only the current models. It is a real shame that Black Diamond didn't exercise a little more thought in the execution of this item, as it is a really great idea. With just a little modification of the insertion I think that they could be made to work with most if not all of the fritschi models. Perhaps a snap in insert for different models, or a slight change to allow the front end to seat properly. Sadly, these got returned. Again, the concept is fantastic and build appeared to be top-notch, the idea that I can flip down the crampon when I really needed it is very, very cool. I would likely give them four or five stars if they worked for me. They are not however worth spending another $400 just to update a pair of bindings that are still in very good shape and are serving well. Be very aware of your binding model when ordering! Good luck, ski safe.