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The Rottefella NTN Freedom telemark bindings bring the benefits of NTN to a lightweight binding setup that enables you to tour deep into the backcountry for fresh powder.
The NTN Freeride Telemark Binding from Rottefella provides the best downhill performance and is can be easily mounted to multiple pairs of skis so you can match your gear with the conditions in front of you. Symmetrical bindings means there's no confusion which one goes on which ski and the lateral release, heel elevator, and standard 110 mm brake keep you secure and stable for the climb up and the free-heel turns on the way back down.
- Mountain Gear
Produced by the Norwegian binding specialists at Rottefella, the Scarpa NTN Freeride Binding is a power trip for hard-charging resort and slackcountry Tele riders. The NTN Freeride allows you to get in and out of the binding while standing and will release from the boot in the event of a nasty crash. But the really sweet part is how it skis; the binding provides an incredible amount of lateral stability that translates into powerful edge control, providing the power to drive modern powder skis with over 100mm underfoot. Step in and drive your big, fat skis at mach speeds.
NTN power improved uphill performanceLike 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 Theres a reason for this transition in that NTN systems offer a safety release brakes and stepin convenience If youre 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 bindings revolutionary toe clamp and boots duckbutt provide unbeatable torsional rigidity for the best edge control Where the Freeride left backcountry users a little disappointed in uphill performance the Freedom allows you to have the best of both worlds At 1500 grams per pair the Freedom trims about 25 of the weight from the Freeride for lighter ascents A full 60 degree range of motion in tour mode and two climbing bails make getting into the backountry even easier Additionally where 75mm telemark touring setups often leave skiers feeling like they are on their tiptoes when skinning the pivot point on the Freedoms is as close to the foot as possible Despite the improved uphill performance downhill power is not compromised with the Freedom The Freedom provides incredible lateral stiffness instant power and adjustable spring tension The compromise comes in binding interchangeability Where the FreeRIDE binding can be quickly swapped to any ski with a base kit the Freedom mounts directly to the ski and cannot be quickly swapped between different skis Features Benefits110mm brakes Easy entry and exit while standing no need to kneel down 35mm and 65mm heel elevators 60 degrees of nearly pivot free range Increased lateral stability edge control and adjustable forward flex Lateral release function Convenient symmetrical bindings no left or right
The Rottefella NTN Telemark Binding has finally arrived. We've been hearing aobut this new system from Europe for the past decade and we started to think we'd never actually be able to skin on them. We were wrong, and the NTN Bindings are everything we hoped they'd be and more. Traditional 75mm tele bindings simply dont offer the power, performance, and ease-of-use of modern alpine touring and downhill bindings. With NTN, you get the confidence and ease-of-use that come with alpine bindings, but with the free heel and elegance of tele. With the NTN system, the boot is gripped firmly in the binding, independent of the spring tension. There is a direct connection between the ball of the foot and the ski. The flex pattern is consistent and adjustable with Green Rigid or Yellow Medium Power Tubes. With 75mm cable bindings, this connection is indirect and flex is often variable.