Voile Switchback X2 Telemark Touring Binding

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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.

- REI

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

- OMCgear

Efficiency, Meet Power! The Switchback X2, same reliable ice-proof latching system for efficient uphill travel, but with new more powerful downhill toe plate and stiffer cartridge springs. We lengthened the toe plate by almost 3cm, repositioning the Hardwire cable pivot point and stiffened the cartridge springs by 25%. All these improvements and we are still the lightest telemark touring binding at 3lbs 2oz./pair!!. A free-pivoting, alpine touring-style telemark binding, the new Voile Splitboards 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. Benefits:. NEW! Toe plate lengthened for more boot contact and new Hardwire cable position for more power!. NEW! Stiffer cartridge springs by 25%!. Full-wrap around stainless steel toe plate without rivets. Enclosed design eliminates ice build-up. Lightest weight available, 3.2 lbs/1451.5g/pair. Appropriate riser height, 25mm. Time tested Hardwire heel assembly instead of braided cables. Includes dual height heel elevators +65mm/100mm. Not compatible with the Voile Release Kit. Boot Size (Mondo Point): 24-26.5. Boot Sole Length (mm) measured from center pin hole to back of heel: 273-322. Boot Size (US): 5-8.5. Weight(lbs/kg): 3 lbs-2oz/1.42kg/pr.. Riser Height: 25mm. Dual Height Elevators: 65mm/100mm. Flex/Performance: Aggressive. Material: Heat treated stainless steel. Benefits/Uses: Free-pivoting, durable, dual climbing wires, no icing/Off-Piste. Color: Black

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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.

- Backcountry.com