Threaded inserts for skis - For use with any of our flat head or low head screws. The inserts require a drill bit depth of 9.5mm or 9mm minimum. Binding Freedom inserts are not compatible with standard alpine mounting screws.
If you have any questions about installation, feel free to reach out or read over our insert installation instructions.
Before installation spray the inserts with a de-greaser and wipe clean. Any grease or oil left on the inserts from the machining process could interfere with the epoxy. Never use Loc-Tite with inserts, only use Vibra-Tite offered here.
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Posted by Papa McNori on 6th May 2023
Excellent quality and prompt service and delivery. Thank you!
Posted by Jamie on 21st Mar 2023
Used the inserts and various screws (different bindings/set-ups) for years in many....tele configurations - have never had any issues with product quality. Website is very clear and if questions, just shoot a note and they reply promptly. Great company/service, enjoy doing business with them:)
Posted by Dave L on 4th Mar 2023
They are a little nervy to go in by hand, w/o the jig or a drill press, but OK if you're careful, read the directions, and prepare. Or have your ski shop do it :-)
I put a set on a pair in late 2018, and just now unscrewed them, getting ready to move them to other skis, and 3 of the 16 inserts came out of the skis - unscrewed instead of the screws. Maybe I didn't degrease before expoying, although I think it was just that the Vibra-Tite had dried out and totally solidified. I removed the rest carefully by pressing down hard and giving a very slight tightening turn (maybe 1/32 of a turn) before loosening. The ones that came out of the skis were on the screws so tightly I had to grab them with a Vise Grip to get the screw out, ruining one of them, so keep spares on hand.
I'll wire brush off the old Vibra and reapply fresh, my old tube is very dried out, very goopy. In fact, it was pretty goopy 5 years ago; looking at their site now, I see they have a larger bottle with a brush, and they show threads evenly coated, but the stuff I got in the 5 ml tube 5 years ago was already too thick to brush on, so it may have been an old tube.
I think in future make sure to use fresh Vibra-Tite, not too much, and maybe periodically unscrew your bindings even if you're not moving them to another ski.
My other gripe is that the drill bit that comes with it is kind of weird; it's kind of a stepped bit, so it's easily possible to overshoot when drilling by hand, I recommend a stop collar. It's designed for their jig I guess.
The main advantage over the nearly identical Quiver Killers is the inserts have slots on top so you can screw them in & out.
Posted by Eli Sand on 31st Aug 2022
Wow. Absolutely fantastic mounting system aptly named for the freedom you get being able to swap/move bindings as you need. Even without needing to move bindings, knowing you can *if* it comes down to it is nice. These are also a rock-solid binding mount system, and I'd probably argue that they're better than stock mounting because of the additional threads you get holding everything in.
Posted by Matt Ski on 11th Jan 2020
Major players in the ski industry should adopt this system so you can swap a pair of bindings between multiple skis. Definitely more bomber connection then tradition screws and works great!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jan 2019
These are great to have and easy to install yourself. I love being able to take my skis from resort to BC and back. Have a shop drill your holes for you if you are unsure of your abilities or lack a jig and pop these babies in. Easy to install with a wide flathead. I use a JBweld steel based 24hr epoxy.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Feb 2018
Just great product! Easy to install, good and reliable. i am very happy with this. I can now change my bindings easily from one ski pair to another when required.
Posted by Tony on 12th Jan 2018
Very satisfied with the products. Got the drill bit, tap and installation tool and will upgrade every telemark skis from now on. Got a few binding tear off freelin' but with the inserts I guess it's a thing of the past. Thanks!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2017
Totally worthwhile. And I like the fact that they're slotted so you can back them out again. I needed to do that and was thankful I got these! No joke though that you need to drill carefully. No margin for error with these.
Posted by Scott on 28th Sep 2017
I thought I'd save a few bucks by picking up a drill bit, a stop collar, and a tap on my own but discovered that these aren't common items that you can find at the local hardware store (at least with any expectation of high quality product). Fortunately, I was able to find what I needed at a Fastenal store close to work. I may have saved $10 after all was said and done but spent a lot of time tracking the items down. My experience...not worth the pain of going it on my own. I'd pick up the Essential Kit if I were doing it all over again. I was however able to successfully install the inserts into two pairs of skis and all future skis added to the quiver will get the same – stoked with the results! The slotted insert made a huge difference IMO during installation because there were several times when I wanted to back an insert out just a bit to make sure it was flush with the top sheet of the ski. Not an easy thing to do if the insert doesn't have a slot. Binding Freedom has a great product and great customer service.
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