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Diamir Explore

 
Diamir Explore

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Diamir Explore

Manufacturer: Fritschi

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Page By: alpine climber

Created/Edited: Oct 24, 2007 / Oct 24, 2007

Object ID: 4186

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Product Description

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."

www.bdel.com/gear/explore.php

Telemarkski.com:
"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."

Skiing Magazine:
"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."

Backcountry Magazine:
"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

Boot Sizes:
Short
245-300 mm
(4.5–9 men's)
(5.5–10 women's)

Medium
280-335 mm
(6–12 men's)

Extra-Long
325-365 mm
(12–13 men's)

Weight: 1.67 kg (3 lb 11 oz) Med pair

Retails for $369.95

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