Rottefella NTN Freeride
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The go-to binding for the New Telemark Norm Like it or not, NTN is the way of the future. NTN was developed by the Norwegian manufacture Rotefella and brought to market around 2007. Eight years later, the bugs have been worked out and NTN is slowly but surely pushing the classic duckbill out of the market. There's a reason for this transition - NTN systems offer a safety release, brakes, and step-in convenience. If you're replacing your old 75mm duckbill boots, consider swapping your whole setup to NTN. The Rotefella Freeride was the first NTN binding to hit the market, and remains the standard of NTN bindings. The binding's revolutionary toe clamp and boot's "duckbutt" provide unbeatable torsional rigidity for the best edge control. Forward flexing resistance is strong out of the box but an easy micro-adjusting system allows users to dial in added stiffness. Paired with a 4 buckle boot, the Freeride is a burly enough binding to drive the fattest, hardest charging skis on the market. Switching from a traditional tele setup to NTN can be hard on your wallet since you'll need a new pair of boots; the Freeride provides a little relief in this regard. One binding can be used for every ski in your quiver. The frame of the binding slides on and off of a mounting plate so the binding can quickly be moved to another ski mounted with a second ski kit. One binding for the whole quiver. The Freeride is a real performer on the downhill, but it holds its own on the way up too. The pull of a lever on the toe piece unlocks 30 degrees of near-free pivot range. A small amount of tension remains in free pivot mode which is barely noticeable on the skin track, but can make kick turns a bit more of a chore. Check out the Rottefella Freedom for killer uphill performance. Features & Benefits a 110mm brakes. a Easy entry and exit while standing, no need to kneel down. a Heel elevator for climbing. a 30 degrees of nearly free pivot range. a Increased lateral stability, edge control, and adjustable forward flex. a Lateral release function. a NTN mounting plate and heel allows for use on multiple pairs of skis. a Convenient symmetrical bindings - no left or right.
The Rottefella NTN Freeride is a binding for freeride telemark skiing. It gives the skier unparalleled edge control and offers the simplicity and security of an alpine binding without sacrificing the freedom of the heels.