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 clean 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 the Vibra-Tite offered here.
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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.
Posted by Steve on 22nd Jan 2017
I use these for switching bindings and for secure mounts on set-ups that don't need switching. I use the install tools(drill, tap, guide block) and have never had a problem. Just remember to use vibra-tite and check screw tightness.
Posted by Chris in Montana on 12th Apr 2016
These inserts are a great idea, and serve exactly the purpose for which they were designed. I own two sets of Dynafit bindings with different brake widths, and swap them between 5 pairs of skis. I've skied 60+ days this season so far (and it's still great up high...hoping for at least 20 more) and have been very successful in having the right ski for conditions without a huge investment in my ski quiver. Each mount hole costs roughly $2.00 in hardware, so $32/ski looks much better than $100-$600 for each pair of bindings.
A binding swap takes about 15 minutes, and causes no wear on my skis. The inserts require some tool proficiency to install, and you can ruin a pair of skis quickly if you are not very precise. I would highly recommend a drill press and a lot of patience if your trying to install inserts without a jig. If using the paper templates from OpenSnow.com, measure to the very best of your ability, and don't hurry. I have found slower setting epoxies to be much easier to work with and ended with better results than my two attempts with fast setting epoxy. Hole depth is also of critical importance. You will make a lot of work for yourself by drilling too deep and allowing the insert to thread in lower than the top-sheet of your ski, especially if using fast epoxy.
I have not been using Locktite on the screws, and do re-check them every other day or so. I have only had one require re-tightening after a long day in 14" of fresh but warm spring snow.
I think that covers most of what I wanted to know when I ventured off into the home insert install world. I plan on using this system in all of my future skis, and am delighted with my investment in this system.
Posted by Jamie Joseph on 13th Aug 2015
Used these for a few years now, must be organized with prepping screws and be ready to switch out the bindings in a flash (multiple screws/prepped in advance) but all works seamlessly at a fraction of the cost of owning multiple bindings. Installation takes some energy but what doesn't - nothing whereby a couple of cold beers and tunes cannot put you in the proper space: )
*plus.... service out of SVST is fabulous (and I live in CDA).
Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2015
Great product but a bit overpriced for something as simple as screws and inserts. $70 for two sets of skis is a bit of money. Will still support your product in the future but would maybe look at price points.
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