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Before the advent of compression spring cartridges, telemark binding designs relied on expandable springs to compensate for the rise in the heel when turning. Enter the Voil+ 1/4 3-Pin Cable Telemark Binding. A pair of long, rigid, coiled springs with hooks and a locking heel piece complete the necessary toe-to-heel loop. The springs expand ever so slightly with each telemark turn and can be easily adjusted on the heel end. ItG??s a design that has stood the test of time, and still is very popular with skiers who prefer the comfort and flex of leather and softer-plastic telemark boots.
- Mountain Gear
"Voile Backcountry Skiing 3-pin Cable Telemark Binding Grey One Size 601BK. Such springs were typically used in conjunction with some sort of flexible cable. Enter the Voile 3-Pin Cable Telemark Binding. Introduced in 1989 the name is a bit of a misnomer. As with all Voile tele bindings there really is no cable in the conventional sense. Instead a pair of long rigid coiled springs with hooks and a locking heel piece complete the necessary toe-to-heel loop. The springs expand ever so slightly with each telemark turn and can be easily adjusted on the heel end. It's a design that has stood the test of time and still is very popular with skiers who prefer the comfort and flex of leather and softer-plastic telemark boots. The so-called cable assembly hooks to a bomber toe piece akin to that of the Voile Hardwire 3-Pin. Similarly it can be removed to facilitate climbing and reattached for making turns. At 1 lb 13 oz. per pair the Voile 3-Pin Cable binding weighs in like a featherweight and performs like a middleweight. And if it ain't broke don't fix it."
Part of the beauty of tele skiing is how easy it is to explore the backcountry without any of the special setups that fixed-heelers need. Voile's 3-Pin Cable Traverse Telemark Binding provides plenty of classic spring-cable support for the descent with a tempered aluminum toe that locks your foot down for the ascent--just pop off the cable for easy, resistance-free climbing, and stick it back on when you're ready to roll at the top. Dual climbing bails take the stress off your legs, too, so you'll be that much fresher when it's time to shred.
Time-tested and skier-approved, Voile 3-Pin Cable telemark ski bindings feature a locking heel piece with long, coiled springs that expand ever so slightly to support each and every telemark turn.