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Black Diamond Helio 200 Binding

Brand: Black Diamond
Model: Helio 200
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Price: $699.95
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Smooth! The Black Diamond Helio 200 is feature-packed, fully capable, and fully awesome. It pairs well with everything from skinny skis and race-boots to big skis and four-buckle boots. If you want your ski binding to do a little bit of everything, then this is the one. Adjustable lateral and vertical release values mean you can dial in the system to your size and style. Two smooth-operating risers offer plenty of climbing prowess. A smooth-adjusting plate under the heel accommodates your boot quiver. The sturdy toe-piece has a roller bearing for incredibly smooth locking operation. The heel pins rotate in a specialized-system that ensures a smooth release. Heel-rotation is also buttery smooth. In sum, the BD Helio 200 could be the smoothest binding on the planet.

  • Vertical and lateral release value adjustment from 5-10.
  • Monolink 1.0 toe piece is lightweight and easy to step into.
  • Cam Release System places heel pins on a sliding axis for a more accurate release.
  • Long toe-lever for extra leverage during locking helps clear boot-fittings of debris.
  • Mount without the adjustment plates to save around ~34g (1.2oz) of weight.
  • Three total riser-heights including flat-on-ski mode.
  • Included crampon receptors (+8g) accept Helio crampons.
  • Includes a BD Leash so you don't lose your skis.
-> ounces
Weight (pair) 404g
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes Leashes included
BSL Adjustment 28mm
Riser Heights 2 + flat
Vertical Release 5-10
Lateral Release 5-10
Crampon Ready Yes
Materials Aluminum alloy, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski touring, ski mountaineering
Notes Risers will flip out of the way with a pole
Bottom Line A high-performance binding for most backcountry users
Question from Jake
What pieces of this binding are plastic (POM)?
Answer from Nate
Hi Jake, this binding is a metal construction. I can't really think of any parts that are plastic.
Answer from Jake P
Thanks Nate. Got in touch with the guys at BD because their product description says they use plastic (POM) in the materials list. Turns out they just use plastic in the internals of the heel piece.
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Question from Heather
Can you rotate the heel piece with a pole?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Heather! Not officially, but if you hit it really hard with a pole you could probably get it to spin! The risers can be flipped with a pole though, so you can go from skinning to skiing without ever touching the binding.
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Question from Greg Stomp
Any word yet on the delta of these guys? Thanks!
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Greg! Was just able to measure them actually now that they're in. We'll publish this in our binding pin heights article soon once we've gathered more data, but here's the run-down:

Toe: 30mm
Heel: 36.5mm (including adjustment plate), 31mm without the adjustment plate.

With the adjustment plate the binding delta is 6.5mm. Without the adjustment plate, the binding is nearly flat.
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Question from schralp
Can you say what the pin heights are on the Helio 200? Thx
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Schralp! I don't have an overall binding delta for it yet just because we'll have to measure the heel piece once it shows up and I'm not 100% positive on which adjustment plate they used. The toe piece is likely going to be in the realm of the 28-29mm area though. For what it's worth I'd be surprised if the binding delta was greater than 5mm or so.
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