Optimize your binding stiffness for your tele skiing style. Cartridges include an easy-to-read tension indicator.
For O1 Binding: Standard fits boot sole lengths 294-360 mm (fits BD boots 25 and up) Small fits boot sole lengths 265-294 mm (fits BD boots 24.5 and below)
For O2 Binding: Standard fits boot sole lengths over 305 mm (fits BD boots 26 and up) Small fits boot sole lengths 280-305 mm (fits BD boots 24-25.5)
For O3 Binding: One size (standard) cartridge fits boot sole lengths 280-350 mm (fits BD boots 24-30.5)ld in sets of four.
Optimize your binding stiffness for your tele skiing style. Cartridges include an easy-to-read tension indicator. Sold in sets of four.
|Black Diamond O1/O2/O3 Binding Cartridge||$51.99 - $74.99|
|Black Diamond O1 Climbing Wires||$12.71 - $14.99|
|Black Diamond O1/O2/O3 Cartridge Free Small 4 Count||$51.99|
|Black Diamond O1 Ski Binding||$199.99 - $299.95|
I used mid stiff in 01's for a while and soon upgraded to rid stiffs, big difference, especially if you play around with the pre-load ie. tighten the binding to your boot more. Rid stiff cartridges ski similar to hammerheads in pos 4, and axles in pos 2, its a different feel, but certainly still capable of great things. Sometimes the cartridges loosen up on their own, try using plumbers tape, and even just running duct tape around both the tubes to keep them from getting loose. I've had the duct tape fix last over a year before. Another hint, adjust them BEFORE heading up to the hill, sometimes the threads get wet and freeze or for whatever random reason they won't adjust when cold and you're SOL till they get warm again.
I had size regular freeflex for learning and used them for 2 seasons. I decided I needed more tip control and snap so I swapped out the frees for midflex and saw a dramatic difference in my control in powder. Also, I am on T2X's size 26.0, which are right on the cusp or either regular or short. I ordered regular, but bc.com sent shorts(!). I decided to put them on anyway. Now I essentially have a makeshift "medium": short cartridges with regular wires. The set up is much better for me as I now can tighten and loosen the cartridges whereas before I couldn't tighten them any further. Sweet bindings!
These cartridges rock! If you thought your skis were too soft then these are for you. If you have the Scarpa T-race or Crispi XR these will give you even more power transmission to the snow. I borrowed a friends skis last year with these and they felt sooo good in the pow and crud, my skis seemed so soft, now I can take them anywhere. Stiffer is better like Wider is better.
Hey, I ski Scarpa T-Races, am 6'2" and 180 lbs and moved up from the MidStiff cartridges to the RidStiff cartridges. It was a good decision. The RidStiffs allow me to make more powerful turns at higher speeds, opening up a wider range of terrain for me to ski. Be careful when using them with super-burly boots however, the O1s might rip out of your skis, as has happened to me twice...
Just put some of the Rid stiff's on my o2's super fun for inbound shredding. Quicker turns easy to install. If your looking for an upgrade that will keep you stable at high speeds give them a try you wont be disappointed.
Wow, what a difference, swapped out long cartridges for these short ones as the long ones kept traveling on me and releasing me at inopportune moments. Not only do I stay in the binding but man they have redefined STIFF! W00t!!
These cartridges have increase my ski performance. I'm able to make quicker tighter turns. I'm still needing to adjust them almost once a day