Backcountry Skiing Bindings — Frequently Asked Questions

Post by blogger | September 30, 2005      

Well, it’s been a glaring omission that I’ll admit to: We had a FAQ for Dynafit (that’s “famous” according to someone at Life-Link), we had a FAQ for Naxo — but we didn’t have one for Fritschi!

I’ll tell you why. First, the Fritschi (Freeride, Express and Explore models) really is one of the more simple and reliable backcountry skiing bindings out there. The design has been out for quite a while and steadily tweaked to near perfection. Thus, the need for a FAQ was not as critical as more complex bindings such as the Dynafit, or newer bindings such as the Naxo. Second, there are a few folks involved in the Fritschi sales and importation process who are quite sensitive to what’s said about the product, and being a sensitive guy myself I didn’t want to release a FAQ before I had time to tweak and edit as the comments came in. That time is now. I started on a Fritschi FAQ over the past few days, and will add a ton of stuff over the next few weeks. To find it, see menu to left. Enjoy (and don’t be too sensitive (grin).

We’re also working on a Silvretta Pure FAQ which should appear toward the end of the winter.

In the FAQs and index I included a bunch of buy links for Fritschi Bindings, if you need any and use the links for shopping, you’ll help support this blog and website, and my son’s college fund (engineering so he can get a job at Black Diamond making rocket science ski bindings).


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