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Fritschi Vipec 12 Binding

Brand: Fritschi
Model: Diamir Vipec 12 TUV
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Availability: In Stock
Price: $559.95
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Fritschi officially calls the Vipec a “Safety Tech” binding. While we don’t think it’s a good idea to label any binding “safe”, it does have very different release characteristics than most other tech bindings. That’s because the binding releases laterally at the toe instead of the heel. This aligns any unnatural twisting torque with the axis of your tibia, just like TUV certified alpine bindings. And now the "Black" model has its papers too, recently achieving standards certification. With more lateral elasticity, a longer toe-lever for easier locking, and a smoother step-in trigger, the updated version is a better all-around binding than its predecessor.

We recommend this binding for folks who want to use the same setup in and out of bounds, or skiers who like to charge hard, often past their abilities. If you’re prone to awkward twisting falls, check out the Vipec. It offers the same uphill efficiency as other tech bindings (you’re not lifting a heel piece with every stride, are you?!) with an alpine-style release. Very appealing combo.

  • Certified by TUV to DIN standards for alpine touring bindings (Black version only).
  • Lateral front release also works in walk mode so it should come off in an avalanche.
  • Lateral elasticity in the toe helps prevent pre-release during rough outings.
  • Easy Switch heel lets you change from ski to walk mode without exiting the binding.
  • Three riser options ensure you’ll find an efficient stride on any skinnable slope.
  • Optional brakes are included so you can go light or be ski-patrol friendly.
  • Weighs only 487 grams (1lb 1.2 oz) w/o brakes, even with all the “safety” features
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
548g [no brakes]
640g [90mm brakes]
Weight (pair) 1096g [no brakes]
1280g [90mm brakes]
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes Removable 90, 100, 115mm
BSL Adjustment 25mm
Riser Heights 2 + flat
Vertical Release 6-12
Lateral Release 6-12
Crampon Ready Vipec Crampon only
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Steel, aluminum, plastic
Skimo Co Says
Usage Sidecountry, resort, getting rad
Notes Lateral toe release
Bottom Line Tibia friendly skiing
6/10/2015
Question from David
 
What year model are these bindings?
6/10/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi David, our remaining stock is from the 2014/15 season.
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