This is trully the time honored traditional telemark binding we have used since the 1980s. With or without the use of the riser, this binding can be mounted on the board flat without any rise or rear heal block. Standing flat on the board has its advantages over a riser, as the rider can truly feel closer to the snow. Risers allow the rider to get their boots higher off the snow and get a different angle of bite into the snow. This stance is truly up to the preference of the rider. Choose this binding for the lowest stance and flat to the board feel. The heal block can be added to the rear foot to gain a forward lean on the board, as is common with the Alpine Carving bindings.