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.
||544g [w/out brakes]
597g [w/ 100mm brake]
|Weight (pair)||1088g [w/out brakes]
1194g [w/ 100mm brakes]
||90, 100, 110|
||2 + flat|
||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|
|Compare to other Full-featured Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally with a video, and we can try to figure it out.
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.
If you'd like, send us a few photos of the issue at email@example.com and we can have a look!
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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