After winning more than its fair share of awards from almost every magazine in the ski industry, the Black Diamond 01 Telemark Ski Binding has carved out its place as a high-end, performance telemark binding. Flip between ski and tour modes with a simple push of a button, rip through technical terrain supported by an uncompromising compression spring design that offers both power and control, and glide naturally on the skin track thanks to free-pivot point action similar to that of the best alpine touring bindings. There are three flavors of cartridge flex to choose from too, so pick your poison and dive into a world of equal uphill and downhill performance.
Whether you're Maching turns on an in-bounds powder day or skinning deep into the backcountry in search of untracked descents, the Black Diamond O1 is the ultimate high-performance tele binding. Combining downhill power and control with the added bonus of a resistance-free touring mode, the O1 now features a new 6-hole mounting pattern for increased screw pull-out resistance.
A tough downhill beast, Black Diamond's O1 telemark is a pure freeride binding with a smooth touring mode for uphill hikes. Switch between skiing and touring modes with the push of a button and get just the right amount of stiffness with the 3 levels provided by the 3 cartridge options and easy to read tension indicator. Solid wire yoke heelpiece for dependable service. Fits six hole pattern.
|Boot Compatibility:||ISO Alpine DIN|
|Boot Size Range:||25+|
|Materials:||Stainless Steel, Plastic|
|Weight:||3 lbs 11 oz for mid-stiff, standard|
|Black Diamond O3 Telemark Ski Bindings||$119.95|
|Black Diamond O2 Binding||$199.95|
|Black Diamond O1 Midstiff Telemark Binding||$239.95 - $299.95|
|Black Diamond O1 Freeflex Binding||$238.95|
I have been running BD bindings with the RID STIFF cartridges for a few years now, and they are the best I have used. PLEASE BD, fix the fact that the cartridges can get loose. A locking mechanism maybe?? They come loose way more than they should, and don't give me that " you have them set up wrong" crap :)
These bindings are great. Especially with the new six hole mounting plate. You don't have to worry about ripping out of the ski and breaking the binding. BD also got rid of the small amount of play that the older models had before the cartridges engaged. Definitely a solid binding and the tour mode is awesome!
I love these bindings because they have the ability to release tention to skin up a slope easier.
Con. Bindings losen up while skiing, so I have to tighten them before I ski and sometimes at lunch.
Besides that they are awesome.
Best binding on the market!!! Ridiculously stiff springs make them comparable to a downhill setup!!!