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Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 Binding

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Fritschi's Vipec Evo binding will not fold your skins for you or reach down and put your boots into walk mode, but it will allow you to free your heel without exiting your toe piece. Whether you need to traverse in a sticky situation, or are using scaled skis and it's time to climb, this slick system pulls the pins back away from your rear tech fitting with the push of a lever, freeing your heel. Given the nature of this set-up, the heel is unable to turn which, in turn, creates a solid feel in contact with the ski. The lateral release mechanism is in the toe, which has 13mm of built-in elasticity and a large release value range running from 4-12. This means a smoother ride and safer skiing for folks of more sizes, shapes, and skier types. Keep it simple, stay connected, and speed up transitions with the Fritschi Vipec Evo binding.

  • Ability to transition from ski mode to walk mode without coming out of your binding.
  • Release value range from 4-12 makes this a great binding for skiers of many sizes.
  • 13mm of lateral elasticity in the toe smooths out the ride and avoids pre-releasing.
  • Emergency release when climbing means the skis will separate in an avalanche.
  • Lateral toe release means the twisting force profile is similar to alpine bindings.
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544g [w/out brakes]
597g [w/ 100mm brake]
Weight (pair) 1088g [w/out brakes]
1194g [w/ 100mm brakes]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   90, 100, 110
BSL Adjustment   25mm
Riser Heights   2 + flat
Vertical Release   4-12
Lateral Release   4-12
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Steel, aluminum, plastic, carbon-infused plastic
Skimo Co Says
Usage Sidecountry, touring, long walks in undulating terrain
Notes Can change modes without releasing from the binding
Bottom Line Unique features set this binding apart
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Jakob
Did the hole pattern stay the same from the previous Vipec versions to the new 22/23 Vipec Evo? I actually have the very first Vipec version (pre-2018evo) and would like to replace them with the new Evo ones without re-drilling the skis.
Answer from Emmett I
Hi Jakob,

The hole pattern has not changed!
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Question from Allison
I just had my Fritschi Vipec evo12 bindings mounted. The brake does not “lock” up during tour/walk mode. Could you explain how to get this to work.
Answer from Carlos M
Hi Allison,

That doesn't sound right! With these bindings, it's important to make sure you're pushing the ski-walk lever all the way down until it clicks when putting it into walk mode. If you're doing that, and it won't lock when you step down on it, then there's a problem. If you can't get it to work, email, ideally with a video, and we can try to figure it out.
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Question from Michael
What is the max ski width for the 100 mm brakes? Would these work with Backland 107s?
Answer from Emmett I

107mm is a bit too much most likely. You might be able to bend them, but it would be a stretch, pun intended. We do have replacement 110mm brakes found here.
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Question from John Dickey
I've broken off the heal risers to my vipec evos. Can I buy replacements from you?
Answer from jbo
Hi John, sadly we don't have any risers sold separately. You might be able to get some through warranty.
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Question from George Martin
I just had my Fritschi Vipec evo12 bindings mounted. The brake does not “lock” out of the way during tour/walk mode. Any clue what could be preventing that?
Thanks george.
Answer from Emmett I

If you'd like, send us a few photos of the issue at and we can have a look!
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Question from Peter Hirst
What are your thoughts on using a dynafit hoji pro tour with this binding? In the past, I know there have been some issues with the toe not letting the boot heel come up fully in walk mode. Has Fritschi addressed that? Thanks.
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Peter,

The speed nose on the Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour is not the most ideal pairing with the Vipec. There is potential for the speed nose to cause you to release from the toe piece in uphill mode under certain circumstances.

I would recommend a different binding to pair with the Pro Tour. If you want help picking out bindings that will pair well with your setup, I would recommend filling out a Binding Finder!
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Model: FRIT VIPEC EVO 12 MPN: BD101688

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