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Weight (Per Unit) 470 grams
DIN Range 5-12

Diamir Vipec 12 | Tech Bindings

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$599.95


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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Traditional tech bindings offer a very rigid ride with significantly more feedback than an alpine binding. The Diamir Vipec addresses the ride quality with 11mm of elastic travel in the toe piece. Unlike other tech bindings, the Vipec has a pre-defined safety release similar to what you’ll find on a pair of conventional alpine bindings. If you’re riding just one binding inbounds and out, the Diamir Vipec should be on the top of your list.

Tech bindings: 1982 to now

Search for patents that include the word “Dynafit,” and you’ll find a history of innovation that extends all the way back to 1982, the same year the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at $1046, a gallon of gas cost less than a buck, and the first CD player was sold in Japan.

According to WildSnow.com, everything started with German inventors Manfred and Fritz Barthel. Their dream? A lightweight binding suitable for both touring and downhill skiing. They built the first binding, licensed the technology to Dynafit, and decades later tech bindings are in use on every backcountry trailhead in the world.

Why choose a tech binding?

Tech bindings are designed to be as light as possible, thus making it easier to skin up the hill and then ski down. Instead of using a frame to secure the toe and heel of the binding, a tech binding uses the sole of your boot to accomplish the same task. Compared to alpine bindings, tech bindings are significantly lighter for touring, but strong enough to ski downhill with little to no decrease in performance. The Barthel’s 1982 dream is now a reality.

Features Include:
  • Traditional DIN settings as opposed to “release values” more common on tech bindings.
  • The only tech binding you don’t have to step out of to switch from walk mode to ski mode.
  • Adjustable toe-piece accommodates a larger variety of boots than other tech bindings.
  • Binding-specific crampons are available.
  • Two heel lifters that are easy to use with a ski pole.

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