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The lightweight Voile Switchback telemark touring bindings allow backcountry skiers to ascend with zero heel resistance and then switch into downhill telemark mode for speedy descents.
- REI refers to the men's version
A free-pivoting, alpine touring-style telemark binding, the VoilA Switchback allows backcountry telemark skiers to ascend with zero heel resistance thus conserving valuable energy and allowing for easier trail breaking. The Switchback is easily switched from uphill touring to downhill telemark skiing with use of your ski pole. Also, it comes standard equipped with dual height climbing heel elevators for varying ascents. Benefits: Full-wrap around stainless steel toe plate without rivets. Enclosed design eliminates ice build-up. Lightest weight available, 3 lbs/1362g/pair Appropriate riser height, 25mm Time tested Hardwire heel assembly instead of braided cables. Includes dual height heel elevators, (men)+65mm/100mm Not compatible with the VoilA Release Kit.
- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version
The free pivoting Voile Switchback Telemark Ski Binding has a separate tour and ski mode, enabling tour with zero heel resistance, then switch back into ski mode and rip down hill. In free pivot mode, the Switchback provides an easier, more efficient stride, and your tips won't dive when breaking trail. Included heel elevators and a light-weight design further help conserve energy on the up-track. When you get to the top, you'll appreciate that this telemark binding's enclosed design eliminates ice buildup the 25mm stand height helps transfer your energy to your edge.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The lightest alpine touring-style tele binding on the market, the Switchback from Voile climbs with zero/zip/nada heel resistance. Full wrap stainless steel toe plate is rivet-free and eliminates ice build-up, dual-height heel elevators reduce calf fatigue, a three-degree ramp angle reduces rocker launch. Switch from uphill mode to downhill freedom with the flick of a ski pole.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version