Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12
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Traditional tech bindings offer a very rigid ride with significantly more feedback than an alpine binding. The Diamir Vipec addresses the ride quality with 11mm of elastic travel in the toe piece. Unlike other tech bindings, the Vipec has a pre-defined safety release similar to what you'll find on a pair of conventional alpine bindings. If you're riding just one binding inbounds and out, the Diamir Vipec should be on the top of your list. Even better and easier to use than the original, the second-generation Vipec 12 builds on the success of the world's first binding to combine the lightweight functionality of a tech binding with the predetermined safety release of an alpine binding. Extremely lightweight, rigid and easy to switch between walk and ski modes, this model features improved step-in and step-out performance and a new, more secure toe-pin adjustment system. The Vipec's predefined safety release comes thanks to a gliding heel piece that allows for active length compensation. The heel piece's dynamic travel allows for consistent contact pressure and reliable release as the ski flexes. This system makes for a binding that is not only lightweight and streamlined, but provides increased ease of use and safety. The two-stage heel riser allows for three different configurations and easily switches for variable terrain. Micro-adjustable width wings in the toe piece accommodate the variety of tech insert styles on the market. Safety Tech System features a defined front lateral release in both ski and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety Integrated dynamic range in both heel and toe ensures predictable release Easy Switch heel and toe allow changes between ski and walk mode without stepping out of the binding Three-level heel riser Brakes included Micro-adjustable width wings help compatibility with any model tech insert
As the world's first touring binding to combine the lightweight pin system of a tech binding with the pre-defined safety release of an alpine binding, the Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 AT binding offers lightweight touring functionality and maximum power transmission.Winner of Outside magazine's 2014 SIA Gear of the Show award and Skiing magazine's 2014 SIA Hot Gear award.This product will be shipped directly from Black Diamond and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.. . . . Safety Tech System features a defined front lateral release in both ski mode and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety. Easy Switch heel and toe allow changes between ski mode and walk mode without stepping out of the binding. Safety Pin System employs a gliding heel piece to allow for active length compensation when the ski is flexed; by maintaining consistent contact pressure, the Safety Pin System delivers reliable, pre-defined release when the boot/binding interface exceeds its dynamic range. Micro-adjustable width wings in the toe piece accommodate the variety of tech insert styles on the market. Two-stage heel riser allows for three different configurations and easily switches for variable terrain. Includes 108 mm brake.