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Add some bite to your bindings.

When skinning conditions get slick and icy, the Fritschi Diamir Axion Ski Crampon deploys with the flick of a ski pole. This retractable ski crampon attaches to the Fritschi Eagle or Freeride Pro binding and its long size provides extra bite on steep, technical slopes.

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Unanswered Question

Do these crampons come in 120mm width at all? If not, what would be good crampons for 118mm waistline skis and Diamir Freeride Pro bindings (120mm brakes)?

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I have the red & white freeride pro bindings...

I have the red & white freeride pro bindings not sure of the model year, will these crampons work with these bindings?

3 5

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.

5 5

Work like a champ!

Have Freeride Pros on BD Voodoo skis / BD Method boots. They attach very easily and solidly to the binding. Fairly easy to deploy and retract using ski pole tips and a couple pushes/pulls with the basket - on the go. The cleats only extend a couple of cm below the skis when on the highest heel setting of the binding, so not a lot of bite going directly up a steep slope when heels are set high. But I have found that these crampons REALLY do the trick during traverses and generate great stability during kick turns. My only concern was that I got a 110 mm set only because my ski waist (88 mm) would not accommodate an 86 mm set. Once I got them I couldn't see how an 86 mm set would work for most adult folks as the cleat(when retracted) on an 86 mm pair seems would have dug into the bottom of my boot. Have about a 1/2 cm gape between the boot outer edge and the cleat. Don't know - just glad I got the wider ones.

I have the Fritchi FR binding (8 years...

I have the Fritchi FR binding (8 years old?). Just bought the Axion and it does not seem to fit. No dice?

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Yeah, no dice. The Axion is only compatible with the Freeride Pro and Eagle. Yell at Backcountry for saying they attach to "any Fritschi binding" in the description.

Out of curiosity can these be used in lieu...

Out of curiosity can these be used in lieu of skins?

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Usually ski crampons cannot be used instead of skins, but they complement each other. Ski crampons are good on steep snow with a crust or hard/packed/icy snow, where the edge of the ski doesn't cut through the surface enough. However, where crampons fail is soft snow, where the big surface of skins give much better traction. In short, ski crampons are most useful in ski-mountaineering when the snow conditions are less than optimal.

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Supposedly the Europeans would much rather forget their skins than ski crampons at home, if that is any help. I tried mine without skins and it was pretty tricky.

1 5

Does not fit Fritschi Diamir Explore bindings

I bought these for my Explores, but no dice. A lot of googling and reading of fine print reveals:

"This crampon is only compatible with current Fritschi models (Freeride Pro and Eagle)" -BD website.

Please add a binding compatibility list to this listing.

will these work on my fritschi freeride...

will these work on my fritschi freeride bindings? Also it seems as if theres alot of plastic on them compared to previous models, does this pose a problem with the integrity of the crampon while kicking hard into icepack?

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The BD website says "This crampon is only compatible with current Fritschi models (Freeride Pro and Eagle)". I'm not sure about older models. Good luck.

Could this be made to work on Armada JJ's...

Could this be made to work on Armada JJ's with a 115 waist?

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I have the same question, will they bend enough for the 115mm JJ?

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Also have same question with my 115 Rossi Super7

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I have BD amperage skis that are 115 in waist and was in search for the crampons that can be used with Freeride Pro bindings. Unfortunately the only option is Axions that come in 110 size maximum. I decided to give it a try and fit them. The outcome:
1. They are really designed to fit skis 110 and have margin for 112 in the front teeth. The rear can fit up to 117mm. So the bending isn't going to help much (probably stretching 1mm is possible) because the material they are build from is not bendable and would possible crack if you force it too hard. I had to find another 1mm from each side. Well, the dremel came handy in this case and I was able to thinner the metal near the from teeth. It does fit now with little to no margin. There's still a chance that the crampons will be touching the edges under load when you traversing the slope. Haven't tested in the field yet. As a summary, the crampons are great, but really not designed for 115 skis and if you don't want to spend time doing some mods like I did and compromising crampons material - don't do it. It is so sad that they don't come in 120mm size.