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The Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 alpine touring ski bindings build on the success of the world's first bindings to combine the light weight of a tech binding with the safety release of an alpine binding.
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
As 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 Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 AT binding offers lightweight touring functionality and maximum power transmission.Winner of Outside magazine's 2014 SIA Gear of the Show award and Skiing magazine's 2014 SIA Hot Gear award.This product will be shipped directly from Black Diamond and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only. . Safety Tech System features a defined front lateral release in both ski mode and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety. Easy Switch heel and toe allow changes between ski mode and walk mode without stepping out of the binding. Safety Pin System employs a gliding heel piece to allow for active length compensation when the ski is flexed; by maintaining consistent contact pressure, the Safety Pin System delivers reliable, pre-defined release when the boot/binding interface exceeds its dynamic range. Micro-adjustable width wings in the toe piece accommodate the variety of tech insert styles on the market. Two-stage heel riser allows for three different configurations and easily switches for variable terrain. Includes 108 mm brake.
Black Diamond Alpine Touring Bindings Fritschi-Swiss Diamir Vipec 12 TUV Binding-95 mm. Now with TUV certification the binding adds a level of reliabilty. Extremely lightweight rigid and easy to switch between walk and ski modes this model features improved step-in and step-out performance and a new more secure toe-pin adjustment system. The Vipec's predefined safety release comes thanks to a gliding heel piece that allows for active length compensation. The heel piece's dynamic travel allows for consistent contact pressure and reliable release as the ski flexes. This system makes for a binding that is not only lightweight and streamlined but provides increased ease of use and safety. The two-stage heel riser allows for three different configurations and easily switches for variable terrain. Micro-adjustable width wings in the toe piece accommodate the variety of tech insert styles on the market.
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.
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