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Telemark skiers have relied on Rottefella’s simple, lightweight bindings since 1927. The Cobra R8 Telemark Binding combines powerful progressive forward flex and lateral rigidity in a simple, reliable design.

  • Rigid steel bail adds lateral stiffness for added edge control
  • Simple design is lightweight and reliable
  • Large base plate and solid housing for power carving and edging
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    I have 3 pair of these at home. On a pair of Scotty Bobs ( for Soft and Pow), Atomic TM 18 (for Carving), on my wifes Atomics. I ski Garmont Synergy and my wife T-2x. We have used these bindings for 6 seasons now.

    They ski well on boiler plate to the nicest powder day. We are not big gear heads, prefering to just ski rather than obsese about all the active/ neutral arguments.

    No complaints. No breakages. No issues. They just do what a binding is supposed to do.

    I've also skied BD O2, G3, PIt Bull, Riva 2 and Superloops and like the R-8 the best of this sample of binders.

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      Have them mounted on 179 Hippy Stinx and they are money. Have had zero problems from them other than faults of my own(not havin equal tension on cartriges). Super smooth and a great do everything binder. I am upgrading to Black cartriges tho for some addtl stiffness( have the RED one currently)

      Favorite binding

        I Have ski the R8 for two year now and it is my favorite binding. It is stiff but not extreme. I have used this binding for park, resort, and back country skiing. The Norwegians know how to make bindings. I will probability never buy other bindings then Rottefella. I love my rat traps.

        is there a difference between the chrome and the black springs?

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        Looking for the mounting instructions for...

        Looking for the mounting instructions for the R8. Not sure if the older version is different from the new one I saw on the Rottefella website. These are the red ones.
        Thanks in advance.

        Does anyone know if Rottefella has a U.S....

        Does anyone know if Rottefella has a U.S. customer service line? I have an older set of cobras, and (somehow) lost one of the plates off of the back of the binding. I'm looking to get a replacement part, but don't want to call Norway. Any ideas? Thanks!