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TwentyTwo Designs Axl

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The 22 Designs Axl takes the powerful Hammerhead binding, and sets it free. That's right, the only adjustable pivot now has a sibling, and the new member of the family is a free-pivot binding. The binding skis like the HammerHead, but with an easy to deploy free-pivot mode for touring. The first free-pivot binding with three cable guide positions. Optimize your bindings for your skiing style and snow conditions Super durable 2000 lb test cable attachments won't break, toepiece forces transmitted steel-to-steel Over 2 in (5.1 mm) of spring travel for smooth action and durability The spring-loaded HammerHeel is the easiest to use climber available; Flip it up or down with your ski pole. Climbing bails available in 3 sizes, standard bail included Cables routed underfoot for maximum control; plastic boots flex at the bellows instead of tip-toeing Ultra-secure mounting pattern Riser height: 1.1 in (28mm) at rear, with a 2deg degree ramp Pivot location is directly under pin-line Sizing: Small for Mondo 25 and under, Large for 25.5 and up 2 year warranty Made in the USA

- OMCgear

The TwentyTwo Designs Axl telemark bindings get you deep into the backcountry and won't disappoint as you carve the steeps and catch air on the way back to your ride home. Free pivot point located directly under the 3-pin line takes the resistance out of skinning up hill; lock the pivot point down when you're ready to link turns. Optimize the feel of the bindings by selecting 1 of 3 cable guide positions; move the pin forward for a more neutral feel and back for a more active feel. Cables and springs are routed underfoot to allow telemark boots to flex naturally at the bellows; springs provide more than 2 in. of travel. Spring-loaded HammerHeel climbing bails are easy to flip up and down with your ski pole. 2,000-lb. test cable and solid steel toe pieces withstand hard use in the mountains. 6-hole mounting pattern creates a solid connection to the ski. Size small for boots sized Mondo 25 and under; size large for Mondo 25.5 and up.

- REI

Snap into the Twenty-Two Designs Axl Bindings and carve with confidence at the resort and in the backcountry. The Axl gives you the legendary stiffness and adjustability of the Hammerhead and adds a free-pivot backcountry touring mode that allows you to tour longer and with less fatigue.

- Backcountry.com

The TwentyTwo Designs Axl Telemark Bindings are the first free-pivot telemark bindings with three cable guide positions that let you customize your settings for your skiing style and the snow conditions. Super durable: 2,000-pound test cable attachments won't break, and your toepiece forces are transmitted steel-to-steel. Over 2 inches of spring travel for a smooth ride. Spring-loaded HammerHeel, it is the easiest to use climber available, simply flipping up or down with your ski pole. Climbing bails available in 3 sizes, with a standard bail included. Cables routed underfoot for maximum control; plastic boots flex at the bellows instead of tip-toeing. Ultra-secure, 6-hole mounting pattern. Made in the USA, and comes with a 2-year warranty. The TwentyTwo Axl backcountry Telemark binding is a tele skier's favorite, and takes the award-winning performance of the TwentyTwo Hammerhead up a pivoting notch. Riser Height: 1.1 in or 28 mm at rear, with a 2-degree ramp. Pivot Location: Directly under pin-line. Weight: 3.9 lbs per large pair, 3.7 lbs for small. Size Small for Mondo 25.5 and under, Large for 26 and up. TwentyTwo Designs 2-Year Warranty. Made in the USA

- Tahoe Mountain Sports