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Atomic Backland Tour Binding Atomic Backland Tour Binding
Atomic stuck with what works when it designed its Backland Tour Binding--its intuitive design aims to make touring an efficient experience by combing a classic two-pin toe piece with a streamlined heel piece. A small metal bar extends across the binding to guide your boot's tech fittings into the pins as you step into the binding, eliminating the chance of overshooting the pins to save time during transitions. Atomic also widened the mounting pattering of the binding, which helps improve power transmission to the ski and strengthen binding retention to reduce the risk of pullouts when you're skiing aggressively in less-than-ideal conditions. Putting an emphasis on simplicity, Atomic designed the heel to rotate in both directions and equipped it with two heel risers to adapt to varying terrain and slope angles--although, your touring partners will appreciate it if you keep your skintrack as mellow as possible.
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Atomic Backland Tour Binding with Leash Atomic Backland Tour Binding with Leash
Atomic's no stranger to the alpine touring game. The company's been producing burly AT offerings since the Tracker was released several seasons back. And while the Tracker was undoubtedly a great all-around binding for crushing big terrain in the resort and one-and-done missions in the backountry, it was too heavy to do any long-distance touring. Fitting within Atomic's new lightweight Backland touring line, the Backland Tour Binding with Leash is a solid tech offering that's ideal for big mountaineering missions and long-haul days finding the best snow in the backcountry. The Backland Tour Binding isn't a radical departure from classic tech bindings--its pin-style toe piece is fitted with a step-in assist system to reduce the amount of time you spend fiddling with your gear during transitions. The toe piece also features an expanded mounting pattern to drive more power to the ski and enhance binding retention for a more secure feel while skiing variable conditions in the alpine. The rear heel piece has two heel risers to adapt to undulating terrain, and it has 30mm of sole length adjustability to accommodate different sized boots. The Backland is also ski crampon compatible (sold separate) when you need a little extra bite when touring up icy snow.
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Atomic Tracker 13 MNC Alpine Touring Binding Atomic Tracker 13 MNC Alpine Touring Binding
With the retention and release of a traditional alpine binding and touring performance that's downright shocking, the Atomic Tracker 13 AlpineTouring Binding can handle just about anything you might want to ski this winter. It skis like an alpine binding, with a rugged U Power toe,oversized platform, and a DIN that goes to 13, but it'll get you up to to those backcountry lines you want to ski too, thanks to the 90-degree toe pivot, flat nose, and hike-and-ride switch that can be operated while you're still locked into the binding. The Tracker certainly isn't as light and fast as a tech binding, but if you're more interested in short tours, big lines, and all-mountain versatility than long approaches and techy skiing, then it will definitely get the job done. There are a few changes to this year's version of the Tracker. The addition of Multi-Norm Compatibility (MNC) means it's compatible with most alpine, touring, and WTR boot soles. That'll save you from having to invest in multiple boots to fit all your bindings, but it doesn't affect the reliable release and retention of the Tracker. The aluminum double tubes have been strengthened for a burlier ride, the stand height checks in at a low and precise 26mm, and the easily-adjustable toe piece makes getting the fit and release settings right a cinch. Atomic even simplified the base plate to prevent icing and snow buildup, so you'll spend less time fiddling with your bindings and more time shredding.
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Atomic Tracker MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding Atomic Tracker MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding
With the retention and release of a traditional alpine binding and touring performance that'll expand your playground, the Atomic Tracker 16 Alpine Touring Binding could definitely be the clamp you use every time you're on snow this season. It skis like an alpine binding, with a rugged U Power toe, oversized platform, and a DIN that goes all the way to 16, but it'll get you up to to those stomach-churning lines you want to ski too, thanks to the 90-degree toe pivot, flat nose, and hike-and-ride switch that can be operated while you're still locked into the binding. The Tracker certainly isn't as light and fast as a tech binding, but if you're more interested in short tours and big lines than long approaches and techy skiing, then it's the right binding for your brand of big mountain skiing. For the most part, the Tracker remains unchanged with the same bomber downhill performance and the added convenience of the Multi-Norm Compatibility (MNC) all intact. The aluminum double tubes have been strengthened for a burlier ride, the stand height checks in at a low and precise 26mm, and the easily adjustable toe piece makes getting the fit and release settings perfect in a matter of minutes. Atomic even simplified the base plate to prevent icing and snow buildup, so you'll spend less time fiddling with your bindings and more time shredding.
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Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Eagle 12 - M 95mm brake Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Eagle 12 - M 95mm brake
Thanks to its uniquely designed Diamir Gliding Technology, the lightweight Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Eagle 12 Binding gives you full backcountry touring capabilities with the security and performance of a sturdy downhill binder. The Eagle maintains full release capability, with a range of 4-12, in uphill and downhill modes for additional safety, and since the touring-mode release point is located at the heel, you can switch from touring to downhill mode without having to step out of the binder. Black Diamond also redesigned the pivot point, placing it directly under the toe for increased efficiency, so you can cover more ground with less effort, and have more juice left for the descent.
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Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0 Auto-Lock Binding Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0 Auto-Lock Binding
If you thought the Dynafit Low Tech Race binding couldn't get any lighter, you thought wrong. Now checking in at a feathery 110g, the Low Tech Race 2. 0 Auto-Lock Binding is lighter than before and maintains the same simple and streamlined design as previous iterations. The Low Tech Race 2. 0 gets its low weight and reliable strength through a thoughtful mix of forged 7074 aluminum, titanium, and high-strength plastic. The new mounting pattern utilizes only four screws in the toe piece and three in the heel for further weight savings, and the crampon slot can be removed to shed a few more grams from the binding. The patented toe pins feature snow-shedding grooves to keep them free of snow and ice for reliable boot connections that will save time during transitions. The heel is easily switched from walk with a quick flick of the tab that covers the two heel pins and are just as quickly switched to ski mode with the same motion.
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Dynafit Speed Crampon Dynafit Speed Crampon
You'd think that you could ski faster if the terrain were slicker, slipperier, and icier, but you'd be dead wrong if you don't have Dynafit's Speed Crampon attached to your rando ski. This crampon is lightweight and compact for easy storage when you reach downhills, and six sharp points featuring Dynafit's Shark Technology ensure traction whether you're racing flat lands or speeding up steep, icy peaks.
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Dynafit ST Rotation 10 Binding Dynafit ST Rotation 10 Binding
The Radical 2. 0 was all the rage last year, and Dynafit continues to push the limits in backcountry performance with its new ST Rotation 10 Binding. The binding utilizes the same rotating toe piece and 10mm of forward pressure in the heel that made its predecessor so popular with hard-charging skiers, but Dynafit added a spring-tensioned toe piece that auto-realigns itself so you aren't missing the heel piece every time you go to step into the binding. Dynafit also integrated the heel unit into the baseplate, which strengthens and stiffens the heel for performance on the descent. Not only is the ST Rotation 10 Binding more solid on the downhill, but by updating more of the binding material to aluminum, Dynafit was able to knock 50 grams off the Radical 2. 0. With uncompromising performance on the uphill and downhill, the ST Rotation 10 throws a big middle finger to those clunky frame bindings your buddy keeps insisting are worth the weight.
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Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding
If long tours across hanging alpine valleys and steep ascents up near vertical mountains sounds like your cup of tea, consider the Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding your Earl Grey. The TLT Expedition combines the burly toe piece of the Dynafit Radical with a lightweight and minimalist heel piece for fast and efficient backcountry travel. The heel piece borrows its design from randonnee race bindings, resulting in a simple and effective system that's intuitive to use in the alpine. The wide Radical toe piece and low stand height puts more power to the ski for added security during the descent, while the lack of lateral release helps prevent release when skiing in no-fall zones.
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Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2.0 Binding Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2.0 Binding
The first time you toured in a set of tech bindings you probably thought it couldn't get much better, but the Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2. 0 Binding is here to prove, without a doubt, that it can. Not only does the newly redesigned Radical 2. 0 maintain the same easy-walking feel as its predecessors, but it now carries with it a well-earned TUV certification, making the Radical 2. 0 a safer and more reliable tech binding.The Radical 2. 0 earns its TUV certification through a pivoting toe piece that is able to compensate for lateral impacts and ensure reliable release values that can be set between 5-12 as determined by DIN ISO 13992 standards. The heel is also able to withstand 10mm of forward pressure, giving it the ability to compensate for forward impacts. In addition to the elasticity of the heel and toe, the Radical 2. 0 is now equipped with an easy lock brake system, meaning the brake can be engaged or disengaged independently of the heel piece--this means you won't have to worry about losing a ski whenever the binding is in walk mode.Where the Radical FT separates itself from the ST option is with higher release values, making it the best option for heavier or more aggressive skiers. The freeride design really puts an emphasis on the descent due to the wide toe piece that is able to direct more power to wide, freeride skis. The binding itself is housed in a burly combination of forged aluminum, CrMo steel, stainless steel, and high-strength plastic. The Radical 2. 0 FT also features carbon power plates, which are located under the toe and heel and increase torsional rigidity by 12 percent. Another major improvement to the newly re-worked radical is the multi-directional heel piece that can be turned both clockwise or counter clockwise--this means no more having to rotate the binding a full 360-degrees just to switch it from walk to ski mode. The toe is also compatible with Dynafit ski crampons for when conditions demand more bite than mohair can offer.
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Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2.0 Binding Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2.0 Binding
The long awaited Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2. 0 Binding makes its debut this winter carrying with it a safer and more efficient design, as well a well-earned TUV certification. While the easy-walking nature of traditional tech bindings may have been great on the uphill, they have left a lot to be desired on the descent, in terms of both power and safety--that is not the case with the TLT Radical ST 2. 0 Binding. The pivoting toe piece of the Radical 2. 0 is now able to absorb lateral impacts, giving the binding the ability resist early release. And if that wasn't enough, the heel piece now is capable of withstanding up to 10mm of forward pressure, giving it the ability to compensate for lateral impacts.Prior to the Radical 2. 0, the Dynafit Beast 14 and 16 were the only bindings in the Dynafit lineup able to lay claim to TUV certification. The rigorous TUV certification ensures that release values of the bindings can be reliably set between 4-10 as determined by DIN ISO 13992 standards, resulting in increased safety and better downhill performance. In addition to the TUV certification, the Radical 2. 0 now houses a more efficient design than it predecessors with a heel that can be turned either clockwise or counter clockwise--this means you won't have to waist time turning the heel a full 360-degrees just to get back to walk mode when you could be getting first tracks.They say if something isn't broke, don't fix it, which is why you'll find the same two-position heel elevators that were on previous versions of the Radical. Where the Radical 2. 0 differs, however, is with the Easy Lock brake system, which allows the brake to be engaged or disengaged independently of the heel. Once the toe piece is moved into walk mode, the pivoting toe piece locks into place for the same easy-walking feel as previous Dynafit bindings. The toe piece is compatible with Dynafit ski crampons for added security when climbing icy skintracks and puckering ascents up bulletproof ice.
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Dynafit TLT Speed Binding Dynafit TLT Speed Binding
If there's one thing Dynafit knows best it's speed. Simplicity, durability, and function strike a balance in the TLT Speed Binding. Weighing in at just 570 grams per pair, these bindings are light enough to please weight-conscious skiers and strong enough to give you the confidence to rip that 2,000-foot couloir you just scurried up. Two heel riser settings keep your time on the skintrack smooth and efficient, while Ice Breaker pins keep snow and ice out of your boots to ensure reliable boot-to-binding retention.
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Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding
Climbing snowy peaks is fun, but getting to ski down is even better. The Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding is a lightweight, minimalist offering that will have you flying up the skintrack like someone lit a fire under your ass. Weighing in at 620 grams per pair, these bindings won't weigh you down on long approaches and multi-day traverses, and the two heel risers adjust easily to fit changing terrain. Ice Breaker pins work to keep snow and ice out of the tech inserts on your boots, ensuring proper retention so you won't walk out of them.
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Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Binding Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Binding
Going with a lightweight race binding has meant that you're going to have to forgo both the security of a brake and the added safety of adjustable release values. This is not the case with the Dynafiit TLT Superlite 2. 0 12 Binding. Celebrating 30 years of binding innovation, Dynafit's release of the TLT Superlite 2. 0 opens a new chapter in the world of lightweight rando race bindings with the addition of the same safety features you'd find on a binding three times the weight of the TLT Superlite.The newly re-designed heel piece now has adjustable lateral release values ranging from 6-12. The added safety of this feature will give skiers the added security they need to get after it on the descent, without feeling like they need to hold back. For skiers that prefer the added security of a brake, the TLT Superlite can be set up with brakes (sold separately) in sizes available in 75, 90, and 105mm. The toe maintains the proven design of the Superlite with a fixed release value, but now has a more secure four hole mounting pattern for better retention to the ski. The toe is crampon compatible, but the attachment point can be removed when weight is an issue. Now, you might be asking yourself what the weight penalty of all these features is, but with a weight of just over 12 ounces per pair, (or 175g each) the TLT Superlite truly lives up to its name without sacrificing a gram of safety in the process.
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Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Brake Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Brake
That extra time you saved on the ascent by going brakeless isn't going to do you much good when you're chasing your ski down the mountain after it gets away from you. The Dynafit TLT Superlite 2. 0 Brake attaches quickly to your Superlite 2. 0 bindings and weighs just under three ounces, so you won't feel like you just tied a couple of lead weights to your lightweight touring set up after you put them on.
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Fischer Tour Race Alpine Touring Binding Fischer Tour Race Alpine Touring Binding
Fischer has entered the alpine touring game with a full line of gear that runs the gamut from heavy freeride touring gear to ultralight ski mountaineering equipment. Needless to say, the Tour Race Binding is an exciting new offering from Fischer, which is built for the gram-counting ski mountaineer. With a unique color scheme, Fischer's Tour Race binding brings a fresh look to the usually stale demeanor of tech bindings. Plus, at only eight ounces per pair, the Race Tour is one of the lightest bindings on the market that meets ISMF racing standards.The toe piece is fitted with a front lever and small nylon bearing, resulting in ultra-smooth transitions between walk and ski mode. The simple flap design quickly transitions the heel to walk mode with a quick flip of a lever, and it has only one heel height to save weight, keeps the design simple, and it functions well on all but the steepest skintracks. The bottom line' An ultralight binding with a simplistic design to trim time from your transitions and make your touring experience as simple as possible.
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G3 Ascent Crampon - Pair G3 Ascent Crampon - Pair
Snow in the backcountry can change without warning, so when powder turns to concrete on the skin track, be ready with the G3 Ascent Crampon. You could turn back and head home, but you really need to get over the ridge where there might be a chance for softer snow. Grab the Ascent, attach it underneath your G3 Targa Ascent binding toe piece, and grip the last three hundred feet without a slip.
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G3 Ion 10 Binding G3 Ion 10 Binding
It only takes one steep skinner to learn the value of lightweight backcountry ski gear, but you also don't want to sacrifice downhill performance for an easier uphill; you didn't blow all your season pass money for an alpine touring setup just to have dinky downhill rides all year, after all. The G3 Ion 10 Binding is one of the few alpine touring bindings that weighs around a pound and still provides DIN settings suitable for rowdy-but-safe ski sessions in the backcountry. With lower release values than the Ion 12, this 4-10 version of the Ion is ideal for the lighter, less-aggressive skier who doesn't need the extra retention. The Ion 10 maintains the same freeride design of the 12 with a wide mount that's 33% wider than traditional tech bindings, giving the binding the ability to more effectively transfer power to the edges of wide freeride skis. The heel piece delivers better downhill performance with forward pressure heel elasticity--this gives the heel the ability to absorb energy and maintain consistent forward pressure, resulting in more consistent release values and improved downhill performance. Since touring bindings will spend the majority of their time going up, G3 refined the climbing features on the Ion, so you'll spend less time trying to figure out which way to turn the heel piece, scraping ice from the toe piece, and trying to get your toe into the binding. In addition to the wider design and increased elasticity in the toe piece, the Ion is also equipped with a step-in guidance feature that puts your boot exactly where it needs to be for a quick and secure clamp. The heel piece can be turned in any direction, so you won't have to worry about turning it the wrong way, while the quickflick heel risers have an intuitive design, allowing them to be quickly grabbed by either a pole or hand. The toe piece has a snow-clearing channel to keep the area beneath the toe springs free of ice and debris to ensure a solid and reliable attachment to the boot. ...
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G3 ION 12 Binding G3 ION 12 Binding
You've probably met the skier who's tinkered with their tech bindings to try and make them burlier, more reliable, lighter, more ice-proof, etc. Sometimes the mods have worked, but most of the time they haven't, but they are almost always convinced that they've revolutionized touring each time they emerge from the garage. Unfortunately for tinkerers everywhere, G3's ahead of the curve and is starting to change the game with the new Ion Tech Binding. It'd be hyperbolic to call it revolutionary, but the Ion introduces a whole host of killer features without compromising the classic two-pin toe and heel tech design that's worked so well for so long.G3 started by giving the Ion an adjustable forward-pressure setting, which allows 22mm of adjustment to ensure a super-solid connection between the heel of your boot and the heel piece of the binding, reducing vibration and helping to eliminate chatter. This gives the Ion a smoother, less rattly feel than traditional tech setups and makes sure that it'll release consistently, but only when it's necessary (it's release values run as high as 12, if you're wondering). The mounting pattern is 33% wider than standard tech bindings, as are the toe jaws, making it easier to get power to the edges of wide skis and reducing vibration for a easier, more powerful ride in rugged conditions. G3 even built in a Boot Stop step-in guidance system, which employs two bumpers that let you settle your boot down in the right spot without trying and retract when you click into ski mode to stay out of the way.The Ion crushes it on the way down, to be sure, but it'd be pretty worthless if it didn't go up like the dickens, too. Luckily it does, with thoughtful features like bi-directional heel rotation--no more forgetting which way is right and which left--and dual Quick-Flick heel lifts that are easy to manipulate with a ski pole. Maybe the best innovations are the toe piece's double snow-clearing channels under the jaws, which let you poke out ...
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G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash
A lot of folks were liking what the G3 Ion had to offer last season, but wanted to see a lighter, brake-less version for those long tours and big mountaineering objectives when every gram counts, so G3 took heed and developed the Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash for all of you minimalist, gram-counting backcountry skiers out there. Being the lightest offering in the Ion lineup, the Ion LT weighs just one pound per binding but maintains the same downhill prowess as its predecessors.Don't be fooled by the Ion LT's lightweight design, because this binding still wants to rip descents like a burly freeride binding. The mounting pattern is wide to direct more power to the ski, and the forward pressure heel elasticity works to maintain consistent release values during landings and compressions. You'll find the same smart designs on the Ion LT that reduce the amount of time you spend fiddling with your bindings thanks to easy step-in guides, which help direct the toe inserts on your boots into the toe pins, along with a snow clearing channel, which help to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the toe piece, causing a false connection that can result in pre-releases. The heel piece can be turned in either direction, meaning you don't have to turn the heel a full 360-degrees just to put it back into ski mode, and the Quicklift heel risers are specifically designed to be easily grabbed with either a ski pole or by hand.
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G3 Ion LT Leash G3 Ion LT Leash
Ion LT Leash
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons
Finding patches of ice and hardpack on your route to the summit is sort of an inevitability when ski mountaineering--one might be able to argue it's hardly skimo without it. Fear not when you find a 45 degree hockey rink while climbing, for the Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons ravenously bite into ice with their jagged, nearly indestructible titanal teeth. These are clutch to have in your pack on days when you're traveling in exposed terrain and integrate seamlessly with Hagan ZR touring bindings--that way, the only "ride of your life" that you'll be taking is skiing down that pinner couloir you've been scoping all season.
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La Sportiva Ski Trab TR2 Binding La Sportiva Ski Trab TR2 Binding
If the Ski Trab TR2 Binding looks a little more complicated that most tech bindings for ski touring, that's because it is. First off, it isn't even technically a tech binding even though it has the toe piece with pins at the side. There's an additional attachment at the toe, and the heel is a little wider, which means this binding only fits a select few boots with TR2 compatibility (La Sportiva's Spectre 2. 0, Starlet 2. 0, or Synchro Boots to name a few). The benefit of this unique design offers actual release values that bring peace of mind when you're getting rowdy in the backcountry. Unlike most tech bindings, the Ski Trab TR2 Binding's toe features a lateral release setting up to 13, which allows the heel to lock in place for sensitivity, maneuverability, and control similar to alpine bindings. Ski Trab redesigned this binding to fit wider skis better and sit closer to the skis for even more control.
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Marker Duke 16 EPF Alpine Touring Binding Marker Duke 16 EPF Alpine Touring Binding
Earn your big mountain turns in the light and powerful Marker Duke EPF Alpine Touring Binding. With backcountry Climbing Aid technology, you can set the Duke to flat, 7 degree, or 13 degree positions easily with your ski pole, while integrated elastomer padding dampens impact, to reduce those annoying clacking noises. A 6-16 DIN range allows you to bomb the mountain and huck cliffs without fear of kicking a ski when you need it most. A widened platform featuring Power Width Design and a 28% larger EPF Extended Power Frame give supremely smooth transmission of power from boot to ski, even on those fatty boards that have a love affair with powder. A Triple Pivot Elite toe, Inter Pivot heel, and stainless steel gliding AFD all further enhance power transfer while providing optimal energy absorption to reduce the risk of pre-releasing. This hard-charging monster of a binding has to be super heavy, right' Wrong. Magnesium parts and a Hollow Tech fiber-reinforced frame provides impressive stability and strength with minimal weight.
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Marker Kingpin 10 AT Binding Marker Kingpin 10 AT Binding
Tech bindings have been more or less the same for a while now--two pins, four springs, one pivoting heel--but Marker saw the potential for some serious improvement, spent a few afternoons tinkering in its basement, and emerged with the brand-new Kingpin 10 AT Binding. It cribs the locking pintech toe from classic tech bindings while throwing in a twist or three. Marker pretty much reinvented the heel, creating a binding that offers the climbing performance of a lightweight two-pinner and the elasticity, power, and security of a traditional alpine clamp. Let's start with the toe, which is the most recognizable piece of the Kingpin. In classic style, it uses two spring-loaded pins to secure your boot, has a locking ski/walk switch, and sports adjustable boot stops for easy step-in. The differences are in the mounting pattern (a super-wide 38mm for efficient power transfer on wide skis) and the spring configuration, which uses Marker's Six Pack setup to provide greater energy absorption and contact pressure than a four-spring setup, reducing unwanted release in ski mode and giving you a smoother ride. There's also an integrated crampon adapter for stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. The toe's cool, but it's in the heel that the Kingpin really finds glory. Marker's XXL Power Transmitter is damn similar to an alpine heel--the step-in function is the same, it has a beefy anti-friction device, and it rocks alpine-style brakes that lock up in walk mode--but with a few key differences. First, it's TUV-certified, making it the first tech binding that can actually claim to have real, measurable, and repeatable DIN settings, not just "release values." Second, it pivots laterally to provide consistent release and retention, with plenty of vertical elasticity as well, so you have a powerful alpine connection instead of that rattly tech-binding feel. To engage the heel walk mode, you just flip the underfoot lever to slide the heel back and step down, l...
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Marker Kingpin 13 AT Binding Marker Kingpin 13 AT Binding
In the gear world, as in the regular world, there's a constant tug-of-war between the time-tested and the newfangled, the tried-and-true and the next big thing. Stay in the past, and you'll get left behind--but innovate too fast, and you'll end up with something that looks better than it works. Marker found the sweet spot with the Kingpin 13 AT Binding, which cribs plenty of reliable tech from classic two-pin bindings, takes cues from the successful Royal Family series, and adds a whole mess of brand new to create a clamp that's almost as light as a classic tech binding, as versatile as a Duke, and as powerful as a traditional alpine binding. Let's start with the toe, which is the most recognizable piece of the Kingpin. In classic style, it uses two spring-loaded pins to secure your boot, has a locking ski/walk switch, and sports adjustable boot stops for easy step-in. The differences are in the mounting pattern (a super-wide 38mm for efficient power transfer on wide skis) and the spring configuration, which uses Marker's Six Pack setup to provide greater energy absorption and contact pressure than a four-spring setup, reducing unwanted release in ski mode and giving you a smoother ride. There's also an integrated crampon adapter for stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. The toe's cool, but it's in the heel that the Kingpin really shows the world who's boss. Marker's XXL Power Transmitter is damn similar to an alpine heel--the step-in function is the same, it has a beefy anti-friction device, and rocks alpine-style brakes that lock up in walk mode--but with a few key differences. First, it's TUV-certified, making it the first tech binding that can actually claim to have real, measurable, and repeatable DIN settings, not just "release values." Second, it pivots laterally to provide consistent release and retention, with plenty of vertical elasticity as well, so you have a powerful alpine connection instead of that rattly tech-binding feel. To..
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Marker Kingpin Crampon Marker Kingpin Crampon
When the going gets icy, the Marker Kingpin Crampon clips easily onto your Kingpin bindings to give you the grip you need to make short work of bulletproof and no-fall ascents.
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Marker Kingpin TLT Heel Adapter Marker Kingpin TLT Heel Adapter
Marker's Kingpin Binding isn't compatible with all short-soled touring boots (check out Marker's website and consult your trusted ski tech for a complete list), but if you're planning on using the Kingpin with boots like the Dynafit TLT 5/6 or Scarpa Aliens, you need to install the Kingpin TLT Heel adapter on your boot for a secure fit.
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Marker Tour F10 AT Binding Marker Tour F10 AT Binding
Don't spend all that energy earning your turns only to have to compromise your ski descent due to light, flimsy touring bindings. Whether you enjoy the skin out as much as the ski down or just live to feel the burn, you'll be stoked to get your gloves on a pair of Marker's Tour F10 AT Bindings. This AT binder features steadfast reliability and a wide footprint at a fraction of the weight of similar Marker bindings.Integrated 7- and 13-degree heel risers help you gain elevation efficiently, and the wide footprint brings the stability and responsiveness you'll feel whether you're skiing freshies in the trees or open bowls over the ridge. You are a skier after all--it's really all about the downhill anyways.
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Marker Tour F12 EPF Alpine Touring Binding Marker Tour F12 EPF Alpine Touring Binding
The Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring binding may have left its resort-loving brothers and sisters in favor of fresh, backcountry lines, but it still bears the crest and bloodline of the Marker Royal Family. For example, its EPF Extended Power Frame is found on the Duke and Baron for crazy-efficient power transmission on fatter skis. And it features the same Backcountry Technology with climbing ability that the Duke and Baron have. The hollow linkage heel sheds weight for a speedy ascent, and the Triple Pivot Light toe has a horizontally oriented spring for reliable retention and lightweight power. This touring binding accommodates alpine and AT boots, so you won't need multiple pairs of skis for backcountry touring and resort skiing. The Tour F12 has a lower DIN range (4-12) than the burlier Duke and Baron, but is also is lighter, making it the obvious choice for folks who plan on spending more time in the backcountry than at the resort.
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Pieps Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm Pieps Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm
You love a good morning indulging in the sinful delight of lift-accessed pow, but when the resort's chewed up and the surrounding slopes are beckoning, it's time to head out of bounds to score some bonus freshies. Your Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding provides solid resort performance, but with a quick lever flip, you're ready to tackle the backcountry. Certified for both AT and alpine boots, the Freeride Pro eliminates the need for a whole separate setup, allowing you to hop between the lifts and the skinner whenever you please. The four-level heel riser flips up to increase efficiency on steeper ascents, and the free-gliding heel bar helps prevent accidental release on the uphill.
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Pieps Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 120mm Pieps Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 120mm
Your Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding provides solid downhill performance in the resort, and with a quick flip of a lever, you're ready to tackle the backcountry. Certified for both AT and alpine boots, the Freeride Pro eliminates the need for a whole separate setup, allowing you to hop between the resort and the skintrack whenever you please. The four-level heel riser flips up to increase efficiency on steeper ascents, and the free-gliding heel bar helps prevent accidental release on the uphill. They may not be the lightest backcountry option on the market, but you'll be stoked on the downhill shredability when you rip skins and reap your reward.
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Pieps Fritschi Scout Binding - 95mm Pieps Fritschi Scout Binding - 95mm
Built for the powder-chasing freerider who's ready to venture beyond the resort boundaries, the Scout Binding is Fritschi's lightest frame binding, blending hard-charging downhill performance with uphill efficiency. Compatible with alpine and AT boots, these bindings eliminate the need for two different setups--just slap these on a pair of pow sticks and get ready to prowl the backcountry for untouched freshies when the resort gets chewed up.
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Pieps Fritschi Tecton 12 Binding Pieps Fritschi Tecton 12 Binding
You're standing on top of a walled-in, 50-degree couloir, looking down at the steep face peppered with the footprints of your agonizing bootpack, knees slightly shaking, and trying not to think about the long walk back to the car when you reach the bottom--to say you worked hard to get here would be a colossal understatement, so you better be ready to enjoy the descent. Luckily you've clicked into your Fritschi Tecton 12 Bindings and you're ready to rip this gnarly line all the way down to your ant-sized buddy way down in the run out.The Tecton 12 combines the nimble, uphill-friendly toe piece of the Vipec with a heel piece more similar to a traditional alpine binding to give you the security and confidence you need to slay the descent. Touring bindings with this style of heel-locking lever typically come with some baggage, usually in the form of a substantial weight increase, but the Tecton 12 weighs in at only 1lb 7oz per foot. The Tecton 12 features a lateral release in both ski and walk mode as well as a DIN certification for increased safety and security, and the three-level heel risers are quick and easy to flip up to accommodate changing slope angles.
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Pieps Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 Pieps Fritschi Vipec Evo 12
You know how to cover some serious distance in the backcountry, but you're not about to slog through a long sufferfest for a subpar descent. Lightweight on the skintrack and reliable when you're crushing steep lines in the alpine, the Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 is the ultimate weapon of choice for tackling big objectives and ripping them to shreds on the way down. The heel-locking lever gives you the confidence and security you need to crush the lines you just battled your way up, while a front lateral release provides reliable release values in both ski and walk mode for added safety when you're skiing or get caught in a slide while skinning. Weighing in at just over a pound per binding, the Vipec EVOs keep it light on the skintrack, while a three-level heel riser accommodates changing slope angles as you skin across flat meadows, mellow aprons, and steep headwalls.
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Plum Tech Bindings Crampon Plum Tech Bindings Crampon
After backcountry skiing with Plum Tech Bindings, would you expect anything less innovative out of their accessories' This Crampon is just as helpful as other ski binding crampons when it comes to mountaineering steep, icy terrain, except its attachment method has an original design that enhances overall longevity. Instead of sliding the crampon in at the side, insert it at a ninety degree angle over the binding.
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Plum Tech Bindings Guide M Alpine Touring Binding Plum Tech Bindings Guide M Alpine Touring Binding
Whether it's a multi-day trip through the Alps or a springtime couloir-hunting mission in the Rockies, you like to cover some serious ground in the backcountry. Plum's Guide M Alpine Touring Binding is a solid choice for big days in the alpine, built for efficiency on the uphill, and solidity on the downhill. The lightweight is thanks to the aluminum construction, and with an adjustable 5. 5-12 release rating, these bindings don't sacrifice safety when cutting weight. Three different heel risers can accommodate a wide variety of slope angles, and crampon compatibility comes in handy when you end up on firm, steep slopes.
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Plum Tech Bindings Leash Plum Tech Bindings Leash
You got the Plum's Bindings because you plan on encountering some of the deepest snow you've ever skied when you heave your skis up backcountry's steeps. It would be an absolute shame to lose your skis in all that deepness after a few turns, and the folks at Plum Tech Bindings already know you're basically a pro who never loses a ski, but you never know, there are branches hiding in all that powder, just waiting to trip you up and take away your pricey skis. With that in mind, here's Plum's Leash to keep your bindings close to your boots after accidental yard sales.
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Plum Tech Bindings Race 99 Alpine Touring Binding Plum Tech Bindings Race 99 Alpine Touring Binding
You're all about speed, and when you're duking it out with your fellow Lycra-clad uphillers, you can't afford any extra weight on your body. Weighing in at just 99 grams per foot, the Plum Race 99 Alpine Touring Bindings are the lightest metal tech binding available. Crafted with a single piece of lightweight aluminum and a titanium fork, these bindings are all about efficiency on the uphill. Depending on the mounted position of the heelpiece, the lateral release can be set to either 6 or 8, and the heel riser helps you out when slope angle increases. Due to their feather light construction, Plum only recommends these bindings for competitions and training.
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Plum Tech Bindings Wepa S Alpine Touring Binding Plum Tech Bindings Wepa S Alpine Touring Binding
By the time the rest of the world wakes up, you're already high in the alpine making your way up your first objective for the day. Next time you're crushing vert for breakfast you'll be stoked to have Plum Wepa S Alpine Touring Bindings on your feet. A lightweight aluminum construction, these bindings shed weight on your feet so you can get up the hill quicker. The 5-10 release rating assures that the light weight doesn't compromise safety, and two heel risers optimize your uphill efficiency when slope angles start to vary. Plum's Too Facile technology allows for an easy step-in, and the new locking lever makes it quick and simple to switch from locked to unlocked.
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Plum Tech Bindings Yak M 14 Alpine Touring Binding Plum Tech Bindings Yak M 14 Alpine Touring Binding
Plum Tech's Yak M 14 Alpine Touring Binding blends a backcountry-friendly weight with a freeride-focused DIN for hard-charging skiers who prefer traveling far for king lines. When you know a pound underfoot equates to anywhere between five and ten pounds on your back, you want an ultralight setup so your legs can rally backcountry's rowdy cliffs, steep couloirs, and high-altitude peaks. Since you prefer riding ridiculously difficult terrain, it's all the more important to have release values ideal for rallying said rowdiness. Bringing DIN values to tech bindings isn't the only innovation involved with the Yak. Plum changed the proximity of the Yak's tech pins for an easier step-in. The rotating heel is pretty classic though, because it's too easy to switch from ski mode to walk mode--or even the two heel risers--using only your ski poles without taking skis off.
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Salomon Guardian MNC 13 Alpine Touring Binding Salomon Guardian MNC 13 Alpine Touring Binding
The uphill ease of a tech binding counts for a lot, but sometimes the smooth skinning isn't worth the occasionally questionable performance on the way down. When you need bomber skiing as well as solid skinning, an alpine-inspired AT binding like the Salomon Guardian MNC 13 Binding is where it's at. With retention that's virtually identical to trusted alpine clamps, the Guardian has a DIN that can be cranked all the way up to 13, so you won't worry about stepping out of your bindings in sketchy areas, and a sliding AFD and U Power toe piece for consistent lateral and twisting release and reliable power transfer. The Double Full Flex baseplate and burly aluminum tubes provide a flex-free platform, so you don't feel like you're floating independently of your skis, and the low-profile chassis keeps you close to the snow for increased control and a natural feel. Of course, all this would be for naught if the Guardian was a POS on the way up. Luckily, it isn't, with features like a flat nose that pivots 90 degrees for a natural stride and an easy Hike & Ride switch that can be activated without stepping out of the binding. A single flip-up climbing bail provides heel elevation for steeper ascents. Even better, the Guardian uses Salomon's MNC (Multi-Norm Compatible) system, which means it'll work with traditional alpine boots, AT boots with rubber soles, Salomon's WTR boots, and even some tech boots, so you don't have to buy extra gear to access your dream line.
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Salomon Guardian MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding Salomon Guardian MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding
When you venture into the backcountry to slay steep and committing lines, you want a binding that is going to hold you to your ski when you're picking up speed and taking big airs. The Salomon Guardian MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding is a huck-able binding with DIN values that won't pre-release at the worst possible time. Salomon made a few tweaks to this year's iteration of the Guardian to improve on its now legendary downhill performance. A reduced stand height, an oversized chassis, and the U power toe all come together to increase power transmission to the ski, as well as lateral power transmission, making these bindings an ideal clamp for girthy big mountain boards.One of the big complaints about previous versions of the Guardian was its boot compatibility. Well, Salomon worked that out by making the binding Multi Norm Certified, so it will now accommodate everything from your alpine boot to lugged AT boot. The hike and ride switch allows for quick transitions from walk to ski mode without having to take off your ski, while the easily lifted heel elevators help make your climb a whole lot easier. With a burly DIN range of 7-16, the Guardian will hold big skiers tight when they're taking big airs and charging down big lines in variable conditions.
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Salomon MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding Salomon MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding
Weighing under two pounds per pair, Salomon's MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding is certainly a minimalist that best suits gram-counting backcountry skiers, but unlike most tech bindings, the MTN + has variable release ratings to better suit an array of downhill skiers ranging from beginners to intermediates. Its classic U spring design holds three different release values to keep things safe for beginners still learning how to turn, and keep expert skiers attached to their planks as they reach mach speeds. Another unique feature with Salmon's MTN + is the wider screw integration that enhances energy transmission on the downhill. As for the uphill, this binding has two heel lifters to help you tackle the steeps. These lifters face opposite than most to prevent falling down when you're half-way up the mountain. This binding comes with brakes to further assist in safety and convenience.
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Salomon MTN + Leash Alpine Touring Binding Salomon MTN + Leash Alpine Touring Binding
Weighing under two pounds per pair, Salomon's MTN + Leash Alpine Touring Binding is certainly a minimalist that best suits gram-counting backcountry skiers, but unlike most tech bindings, the MTN + has variable release ratings to better suit an array of downhill skiers ranging from beginners to intermediates. Its classic U spring design holds three different release values to keep things safe for beginners still learning how to turn, and keep expert skiers attached to their planks as they reach mach speeds. Another unique feature with Salmon's MTN + is the wider screw integration that enhances energy transmission on the downhill. As for the uphill, this binding has two heel lifters to help you tackle the steeps. These lifters face opposite than most to prevent falling down when you're half-way up the mountain. This binding comes with leashes to further decrease weight but still keep your skis close after yard sales.
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Tyrolia drenalin 13 Alpine Touring Binding Tyrolia drenalin 13 Alpine Touring Binding
Tyrolia designed its Adrenalin 13 Alpine Touring Binding to shed as many ounces as possible while still giving you the powerful performance you want for the descent. Your boot rests 36mm above your skis, which makes it excellent for edging across steep, technical precipices with ease. And the Freeflex Platform allows the FR Pro Toe and FR Heel to float atop the ski without inhibiting the ski's flex, which is a dream for big mountain bombers who want an AT binding that still provides every inch of ski flex. With a simple flip of a switch, you can change from ski mode to climb mode in order to hike comfortably. Just stick your pole's tip into the plate at the back of the binding to release the heel and you're ready to climb, and press it back down when you're ready to ski. The binding's open cell construction prevents icing near the toe to help you hike with ease. And a Climbing Aid offers three different heights in order to help you cover steep sections efficiently.
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Tyrolia mbition 10 AT Binding Tyrolia mbition 10 AT Binding
You're a cliff-dropping, faceshot-hunting powder fiend and now that the resort's tracked out it's time to explore what the backside has to offer. Slap a pair of Tyrolia mbition 10 AT Bindings on your pow sticks and go earn some freshies. The telescopic tube accommodates a variety of boot lengths, and the multi option climbing aid gives you a range of heel heights to keep your walk up the skinner smooth and efficient. You may not have the lightest backcountry setup in the world, but you'll be stoked to have a solid binding while you're dropping stacks of pillow lines and cruising through steep powder fields.
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Tyrolia mbition 12 Alpine Touring Binding Tyrolia mbition 12 Alpine Touring Binding
If it seems like everyone and their mom is offering an AT binding these days, it's because they are. (Free gear tip: Just because Mom offers you a discount on her homemade AT bindings doesn't mean you should buy them.) Tyrolia was one of the more recent entrants into the freeride-oriented AT game with the Adrenalin, and now the 84-year-old binding manufacturer is serving up the lighter, faster Ambition 12 Alpine Touring Binding, which uses the same technology as the Adrenalin but is a better bet for longer tours where covering serious ground takes precedent over hucking spine-compressing cliffs. The Ambition weights in at 4. 5lbs per binding, which isn't featherweight but is 10oz lighter than the Adrenalin, and has a wide 42mm footprint that's designed with bigger skis in mind. Since larger skis require more powerful input, the Ambition's front bracket is made of metal, which resists torsional twist better than plastic, and also is less prone to the eventual toe slop that's an unhappy feature of most plastic-bracket AT bindings. Tyrolia has also done an excellent job of keeping the 90-degree pivot point directly under the toe, giving the Ambition an easier, more natural walking motion that's enhanced by four climbing aid heights. One of the drawbacks of standard AT setups is an unpredictable change in the flex of the ski due to the long plate that's mounted between the toe and heel pieces. In an inspired moment, Tyrolia built the Ambition with a FreeFlex system in which the heel and toe are connected by a floating tube, letting the ski flex naturally for a more predictable, consistent ride. As a bonus, this system also allows for virtually infinite adjustment, making the Ambition a one-size-fits-all binding (all boot sole lengths between 260 and 350, anyway--you'll be fine unless you're an XXL Sasquatch). It's compatible with AT and traditional alpine soles, and allows you switch between ski and walk modes without stepping out, saving you time and trouble. Someth...
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Tyrolia mbition 12 Carbon Touring Binding Tyrolia mbition 12 Carbon Touring Binding
Have a hard time believing that dinky pin bindings are going to give you the downhill performance you want after you've spent all morning hiking for that one run' Then step into the Tyrolia Ambition 12 Carbon Touring Bindings to shed serious lbs from your setup without sacrificing an ounce of safety or downhill prowess. How did they do it you ask' A special ingredient called carbon is used in the frame of the binding to make this variation of the Ambition almost a whole pound lighter than its non-carbon cousins.Tyrolia has been producing bindings for going on 85 years and its release of the Ambition last season was the company's first offering in the AT market. Far lighter than almost any frame binding you'll find on the market today, the Ambition 12 Carbon is the first major innovation we've seen in frame-style bindings for quite a few years, and it will be a welcome companion during those longer tours when you don't want to just make it down, but ski, huck, and rail your way down your line.Since The Ambition is made by Tyrolia, it delivers the same high elasticity and freeflex technology you get from the company's dedicated alpine bindings. With the exception of the carbon frame, the Ambition is identical to Tyrolia's other AT bindings. The AT toe piece smoothly pivots as you walk, but has a gliding AFS plate for a friction-less feel on the downhill. The Freeflex technology allows the binding to maintain its natural flex through a free gliding plate that runs withing the titanal heel track, the result of which is the solid downhill performance you'd expect from a pair of Tyrolias. The binding can be switched from walk to ski mode, without having to step out of the binding, and the heel has three different climbing aid heights for the ascent. The DIN maxes out at 12, making it a great binding for all but the biggest skiers.
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