Sure, the Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro 108mm Binding has a touring mode, but that shouldn't lead you to assume that it sacrifices anything in the way of downhill performance. This is a wide, burly touring binding for powerful skiers who seek technical lines far away from the resort. Robust materials mean ultimate durability, a clever linkage design transmits all your power directly to the ski, and a dialed release system protects you against disastrous early-release scenarios. Glide quickly on the skin track and then push this top-shelf touring binding until your speed leaves you screaming like a child.
|Boot Compatibility:||ISO Alpine DIN|
|Position height:||39 mm|
|Ski width:||> 80 mm|
|Sole length sizing:||S - 260-315 mm, M - 285-340 mm, XL - 330-365 mm|
|Weight Per Pair:||2.2 kg, 4 lb 8 oz|
|Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Ski Bindings||$374.94 - $424.96|
|Black Diamond Fritschi Diamar Freeride Pro AT Bindings with Extra Large Brake - 120MM||$448.95|
|Black Diamond Diamir Fritschi Pro Binding w/XL Brake||$398.95|
|Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Pro Bindings||$322.95|
I have these mounted on Black Diamond Zealots and they work well. I've been touring with them a few times and they're quite a bit heavier than a dedicated touring binding, but fill a niche for someone who wants one setup for inbounds and backcountry skiing.
I had the previous model of this binding, no issues with durability but not a great touring binding. For one it is heavy but worse yet you are picking up the weight of the majority of the binding when you are you picking up your heel to glide. At first the weight isn't bothersome but after awhile your buddy's dynafits on the way to the summit of Rainier look better, and better.... Also they accumulate alot of snow buildup when touring through powder. They definitely look like a good conventional downhill binding, but I have found my Dynafit's ski down hill better and I'm a fairly aggressive, powerful skier (190lbs).
There are two ways to review these: Review them, review them vs. Dynafit.
Review: These are fully functional, they work great, I never had a problem with them.
Review vs. Dynafit: When you can purchase the Dynafit Speed Radical for the same price, you'd be crazy to go with Fritschi. Almost every touring boot made now is Dynafit compatible. Fritschis are clunky, loud (clack-clack-clack-clack), heavier, harder to maneuver on tricky ascents, and don't offer the top-of-the-line stability that Dynafit offers.
What it comes down to: I don't think these bindings, though totally functional, are worth anywhere near their price point.