Reviewed by ski bum wannabe from Walla Walla, WA on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I bought these bindings primarily for backcountry skiing and am very impressed. Uphill climbs are now virtually effortless compared to a non-free pivot tele binding and the downhill control is worlds better than my old cable bindings. The only drawback is the weight - my A/T seup with Dynafit bindings is quite a bit lighter. In fact, these bindings weigh about the same as my Fritschi A/T bindings w/o brakes. But they sure do work great!
Reviewed by wyo-tele from Laramie WY on Monday, December 10, 2012
The free pivot design of the BD 01 binding is unparalleled for back-country access. This binding makes the upward trek light years easier than a traditional tele binding. They have excellent support and power for any downhill conditions. If you haven't skied this binding, you need to.
Reviewed by SW Montana Tele from Anaconda, MT on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
These are well made telemark bindings with a proven tour function. It should be noted that these are BD's 2011 model with 4 hole mount, not the newer 6 hole mount. That said, if you are not skiing burly stiff boots and wide skis these are just fine. A very well engineered tele binding with tight tolerances. Skis nicely! Sierra Trading Post should mention that these are available in small and standard cartridge sizes- it was a crapshoot when I ordered what size would come in the box, I got mid-stiff standard, what I wanted.