Backcountry Skiing Binding Collection Needs — Gertsch Bindings WITH TOURING ADAPTER

Post by blogger | April 28, 2005      

We’re still looking for the 1960s 1970s vintage touring adapter for the Gertsch or Besser plate binding. We have a Gertsch, but it’s in poor shape. Please contact us with any information that would allow us to track this down. While these were not hugely popular, a number of pair were in use all over the world for backcountry skiing, so there must still be some somewhere. We have two new pair of Gertsch bindings — all we need are the adapters to make these part of our collection!


3 Responses to “Backcountry Skiing Binding Collection Needs — Gertsch Bindings WITH TOURING ADAPTER”

  1. Julian Walford April 25th, 2013 6:28 am

    Are you still looking for a pair of these bindings for your museum?
    I have found a pair, and was going to throw them out, or give them away.
    They are touring plate bindings, and don’t quite look like the ones on your web-site.
    Note that Fritschi say they manufactured these and acquired the patents:
    Best regards,
    Julian Walford

  2. Lou Dawson April 25th, 2013 6:46 am

    Julian, I’d probably like to get those from you, can pay shipping. I’ll contact you using the email you entered when you made your comment. Thanks, Lou

  3. Paul Ruskin September 11th, 2013 11:53 am


    I have several Besser bindings and a pair of Rosemont (one of the first plastic ski boots from the 70s). Everything is in mint condition and never used. Anyone out there interested??


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