Voile Switchback X2 Telemark Touring Binding
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The Voile Switchback X2 Telemark Ski Binding turns a good idea into a great one. Designed with the same free-pivoting, ice-free concept as Voile's original Switchback Binding, the Switchback X2 features a longer toe plate for greater contact with your boot and stiffer cartridge springs for extra control when driving those big powder skis. With all that tech, you'd expect to pay a weight penalty, but Voile Managed to keep it around 3. 2 pounds per pair, which makes it the lightest AT tele binder around.
The short Voile Switchback X2 telemark touring bindings have a powerful feel designed to meet the demands of modern backcountry skiers who wear 4-buckle boots and ride on fat skis.
A free-pivoting, alpine touring-style telemark binding, the new Voile Switchback X2 allows backcountry telemark skiers to ascend with zero heel resistance thus conserving valuable energy and allowing for easier trail breaking. The Switchback X2 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. The toe plate has been lengthened by almost 3cm, repositioning the Hardwire cable pivot point and stiffened the cartridge springs by 25%.
Free pivot telemark bindings open up the question of why not always have a tight and powerfully connected binding. The Voile Switchback X2 is a clear answer- maximize the power for the down, unlock to free pivot mode for the skin back up.-- Toe plate lengthened by nearly 3cm (compared to Switchback) for more boot contact and new cable position for more power-- Stiffer cartridge springs by 25%-- Still lighter than the competition-- Riser height: 25 mm-- Includes dual height heel elevators +65mm/100mm-- Easily switched from uphill touring to downhill telemark skiing with use of your ski pole-- Two sizes: Short fits boots mondo size 24 - 26.5, Standard fits 27 - 31