Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12
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- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Simpler to use than the original version, the new Vipec 12 builds on the success of the first backcountry binding to combine low weight of a tech binding with DIN safety release of an alpine binding.
Built for rugged ski mountaineering ascents and bomber freeride descents, the Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 Binding is an evolution of the world's first alpine touring binding to combine the lightweight pin system of a tech binding with the standardized safety release capabilities of an alpine binding. The result is a binding that provides both lightweight touring functionality and maximum alpine-style power transmission. The Vipec easily switches between walk and ski modes without the need to step out of the binding, and its toe piece features micro-adjustable width wings to accommodate the wide variety of tech insert styles on the market.A favorite of avalanche professionals, the Vipec features a two-stage heel riser, allowing for three different easily adjustable configurations depending on the grade of terrain. This binding's pre-defined safety release capabilities utilize a gliding heel piece with dynamic travel for consistent contact pressure and reliable release. Lateral, frontal, and defined release capable, the Vipec is built to be powerfully stable while still providing a safe ride.
A tech binding with lateral toe travel! The long-awaited Fritschi Diamir 12 binding has a lateral toe release, allowing the skier to stomp landings and chatter on ice with confidence that their bindings won't pre-release, or not release, in dire circumstances. This elasticity, in a light AT binding, is the big deal with this new AT binding from Fritschi. The Vipec (vi sounds like eye) also changes from ski to walk mode without the need to remove skis the rear piece allows full ski flex without affecting the boot/bonding interface, and it has a RV (release value) of 12. There is a lock-out mode, at the toe (so the ski stays on whilst skinning, but will still release if you got caught in an up-track avalanche. Weight is around a pound per binding (470g per binding) which is, roughly, in the range of a Dynafit Radical and far lighter than Fritchi or Marker plate bindings.-- Unique adjustable front pins can accommodate problematic boots. Improved durability for fall 2014-- Toe release occurs when the toe pin unit slides-out laterally releasing the boot toe -- 14mm lateral travel in toe piece-- Zero tech gap, at the heel, and no need for a spacer -- Defined release even if the ski is flexed-- Three climbing bar modes
The Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 Binding is 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 Vipec 12 provides lightweight touring functionality and maximum power transmission.
- Mountain Gear