Rottefella NTN Freeride Ski Bindings

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Rottefella NTN Freeride Small

Rottefella NTN Freeride Small Bindings    Photo: Courtesy of Rottefella

THE SELL: A resort-oriented step-in telemark binding with increased safety and mucho power. THE TEST: With its safety release, standard brakes, and four cartridge options to cover nearly every modern telemark style, the unchanged NTN (only the paint job is new) remains our favorite binding for aggressive skiing in our out of bounds. It tours pretty well, too. But, at more than four pounds, and with a walk mode that's not quite friction-free, it isn't nearly as efficient as a lightweight, free-pivot binding like the Voile Switchback X2. THE VERDICT: The most alpinelike binding available in terms of edge control and step-in ease. 4.4 lbs

Tourability: 2.5
Power: 5

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