From Black Diamond:
"Trimmed of any excess weight, the Fritschi Diamir Explore blends excellent downhill performance with maximum stability and first-class comfort for climbing and touring. Utilizing a stiffened rear attachment point for exceptional power transmission, the lightweight design features a DIN range from 3 to 10 to make this releasable step-in touring binding easy to maneuver off piste. The Teflon® anti-friction plate releases predictably at all DIN values. The adjustable-height toe allows the Diamir Explore to fit both AT and Alpine DIN-approved boots. You can quickly release the heelpiece and adjust the four-position climbing post with your ski pole."
"These bindings are a great (and less expensive) alternative to the Freeride if you're looking to save a little weight, or if you don't need a DIN that goes to 12. The Explore/Express are very versatile AT bindings that can handle challenging terrain and long tours."
"The Explore is a simple step-in with a satisfying click, plus nice power transmission and edge hold. The DIN-setting maxes out at 10, which means you won't be airing 30-footers, but as an easy-to-use all-arounder, it's hard to beat."
"The Explore feels almost as solid as the Freeride; the small difference is only noticeable on hard snow at high speeds. It's a predictable binding with similar characteristics to its bigger brother. The mode change and uphill feel are essentially the same. For lightweight skiers without the need for higher DINs, it's a solid choice."
Features- New Teflon anti-friction plate for a predictable release.
- Fully-releasable binding with a max DIN of 10.
- Crampons and ski brakes available.
- Uncompromising downhill performance.
- 4-position heel lifter goes "super-high" for steep skinning The Express has the step-in sipmplicity and all the rock-solid features as the Explore, providing an additional color choice for those with discerning color palates.
Uses: Lift Access, Varied Terrain, and Touring
Weight: 1.67 kg (3 lb 11 oz) Med pair
Retails for $369.95
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