Black Diamond 01 Binding
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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.
The ultimate high-performance tele binding, the Black Diamond O1 has become the benchmark in reliable downhill power and control with the added bonus of resistance-free touring for uphill efficiency.
The Black Diamond O1 Midstiff telemark bindings give you resistance-free touring with powerful downhill performance so you can go farther and ski harder. With the push of a ski-pole tip, these high-performance bindings convert to an efficient, resistance-free touring machine. Stainless-steel, 1-piece toe box and variable-height toe riser design provide a natural, solid boot interface for power transfer. Under-the-boot cable routing serves up a progressive flex and keeps the springs away from your edges. Oversize, precompressed spring cartridges create consistent tension; comes with midstiff cartridges installed. Midstiff cartridges provide an all-around flex that's well suited for backcountry touring and inbounds skiing. 3 cartridge stiffness levels allow you to tune bindings to match boot stiffness and skiing style (stiff/freeflex cartridges available from Black Diamond; not available at REI). Long climbing wires snap into position to reduce climbing fatigue. Attach ski leashes (sold separately) to prevent runaway skis when skiing at the resort. Small-size Black Diamond O1 regular telemark bindings fit boot sole lengths 265 - 295mm. Regular-size Black Diamond O1 regular telemark bindings fit boot sole lengths 295 - 360mm.
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.