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 magnetic 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.
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Materials||Aluminum alloy, stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, ski mountaineering|
|Notes||Magnetic risers will flip out of the way with a pole|
|Bottom Line||A high-performance binding for most backcountry users|