To get the total weight under 3½ pounds and keep Rottefella’s touring mechanism — the one first seen on the Cobra Free, now on the NTN Freeride — required to serious rethinking. So Rottefella went back to the drawing board, so to speak.
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Thankfully Rottefella has not only recognized the importance of touring, but has taken steps to address it. Besides making structural changes to the NTN binding for this season, they also gave it a name. Prior to the Eleven-12 season it was simply known as the NTN binding. But now it has a name, the Freeride, in order to distinguish it from its soon to be introduced sibling, the Freedom, optimized for the tour.
It’s been five years now that NTN has been available – four if you only count the retail seasons. In that time it has managed to develop a small but enthusiastic band of converts that is growing steadily. When first introduced to the media in January 2007, it was a rather impressive system. Though a [...]
Beta Version Review Reprinted from Couloir Vol. XIX-5, March 2007 by Craig Dostie The long awaited NTN (New Telemark Norm) binding from Rottefella has arrived. And how! Is it the Holy Grail of telemark bindings? If Holy means perfect, then no. But if it means you will feel more righteous while genuflecting through your tele [...]