Black Diamond Equipment
Fritschi Tecton 12 Binding
Combining the tech-style toe unit of the Vipec bindings that feature a pre-defined lateral safety release, with the added benefits of an innovative heel-locking lever, the Tecton 12 provides ample power transmission with an emphasis on safety. READ MORE
Combining the tech-style toe unit of the Vipec bindings that feature a pre-defined lateral safety release, with the added benefits of an innovative heel-locking lever, the Tecton 12 provides ample power transmission with an emphasis on safety. Learn More
DescriptionCombining the best of both worlds, the Tecton is a lightweight touring binding that performs like an alpine binding on the downhill. By utilizing the pin toe unit of the Vipec bindings, the Tecton remains nimble for the uphill. However, once it’s time to rip skins and charge, the Tecton’s innovative heel-locking lever provides the serious power transfer and security you’d normally reserve for a heavier binding, while also providing a solid connection from boot to binding to ski. The Tecton also features a lateral safety release that allows it to be set for specific release forces, which adds safety to your backcountry excursions. The easy step-in and the intuitive control provide security, especially in challenging terrain. The right mix of light high-tech synthetics and high-quality metal alloys provides superior stability at a low weight.
- Alpine heel with Power Rail
- Defined lateral release in the toe with DIN setting and 13mm of elasticity works in both ski and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety
- Frontal release at the heel with 9mm of elasticity
- Improved step-in function for easy in-and-out
- Easy switch toe
- Static, heel-locking lever for added security and safety
- Three level heel riser
- Brakes included
- Micro-adjustable width wings help compatibility with any model tech insert
Weight : [without brakes] 550 g (1 lb 3 oz)
DIN: 5-12 Ski Width: >70mm
Fritschi Tecton 12 Binding is rated out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PC Patroller from 1st pin binding. I'm a believer. Came from a Marker F12 to the Tecton 12. I was slow to believe that a pin binding could give me the downhill skiing performance I expected. I'm pleasantly surprised. The Tecton is way better for uphill and touring. I've noticed no compromises in downhill performance. Getting it on and off and transitioning is as easy as a tech binding can be . The jury is still out on durability. But so far so good.
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck Mac from Awesome bindings! I purchased these bindings about a month ago and have toured 8-10 miles and spent 3 days on piste with them. These things are rock solid. Super easy to step in to and operate exactly as advertised. My only complaint is the tabs on the lifters are a bit small, making it difficult to flip them with the handle of my ski pole. I may get a better feel for it the more I use them but for now it is a bit clumsy. All in all, great bindings and I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by david from great bindings I bough these for my new touring setup. I was previously using fristschi freeride pro bindings so that what I will compare to. The good: - easy to step in - incredible power transfer. - ability to go from ski mode to touring mode, and vice versa, without having to unclip - feels very sturdy and reliable the bad - the highest heel shim is not high enough. compare to my freeride pro, the difference is striking. In steep challenging terrain, I found it harder to break trail, because my balance was off. I suppose it's a problem with tech bindings in general because they all seem to be not as high. - the heel shims are a bit finicky to operate with a pole Of note - when in ski mode, you have to release both toe and heel to step out. kinda weird at first. - it didn't ice up on my first few trip, and it was cold, however I notices that some snow/ice was accumulating inside the cavity of the toe piece where the "big spring" lives (the one you compress when you change the din setting). I wonder if it could affect the din if it gets jammed up - on the heel piece, going from ski mode to tour mode is a bit hard, you have to yank on it , and when it goes it really slams. not only it feels like it could break overtime, it also flicks the heel shim every time, but you need to retract the brake by stepping on it, so every time I had to flick the heel shim back. Got used to it, but perhaps BD could fix it on the next generation. Overall I am quite happy with my purchase and I will get used to it more as time goes by and snow gets shredded!
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Numcv88 from Confidence inspiring I’ve now had a chance to use these bindings in a wide range of conditions from fresh dry powder to firm refrozen snow and a mix of variable conditions in between. This is my first AT setup and I was concerned that a pin binding may not give me the feeling of control I am used to on the downhill side. I was wrong. I’m able to drive my ski with all the power I am used to in my regular alpine bindings. They performed well on multiple days of touring.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vince from Good for any kind of snow I bought them for touring (powder skiing) and resort skiing (hard snow and icy conditions). No pre release, no awkward vibration. They release when they need to, but not when you don't want them to.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Todd from Burly, yet light enough for touring These are a nice upgrade from my older Fritschi tech bindings. Entry is easier and I appreciate the lateral release feature in the toe and the locked down feel of the heel. They seem to transfer energy like alpine bindings, but are light enough for touring. BD and Fritschi are pretty close to a quiver-killer with this set up.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff from light weight I have been ski patrolling with these bindings but have not had a chance to tour in them
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by TetonPug from Bets binging on the market I skied 100 days mostly touring in the Tetons last winter. They rock!! The ease of use is exceptional. Take a pair out and watch everyone else try and transition form ski to tour and back to ski and you'll see what I mean. The new toe piece form Fritschi has resolved the issue of releasing for me when in tour mode and I take the toe box all the way forward (had some nasty falls on the skin track before). It is key though to be in walk mode anytime your heal is free. As for safety, I couldn't ask for much more. I have had lateral release when clipping a tree under the snow. And to know my ski "might" release in a slide is even more confidence (especially when I have been in an avalanche). After going from the Vipec to the Tecton, the lateral response from the different heal piece is significant; no delay when initiating a turn.
Date published: 2018-12-24