Fritschi Vipec 12 TUV Binding
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DescriptionEven better and easier to use than the original, the third-generation Vipec 12 builds on the success of the world’s first binding to combine the lightweight functionality of a tech binding with the predetermined safety release of an alpine binding. Now with TUV certification, the binding adds a level of reliabilty. Extremely lightweight, rigid and easy to switch between walk and ski modes, this model features improved step-in and step-out performance and a new, more secure toe-pin adjustment system. The Vipec’s predefined safety release comes thanks to a gliding heel piece that allows for active length compensation. The heel piece’s dynamic travel allows for consistent contact pressure and reliable release as the ski flexes. This system makes for a binding that is not only lightweight and streamlined, but provides increased ease of use and safety. The two-stage heel riser allows for three different configurations and easily switches for variable terrain. Micro-adjustable width wings in the toe piece accommodate the variety of tech insert styles on the market.
- TUV Certified
- Safety Tech System features a defined front lateral release in both ski and walk mode for skiing and avalanche safety
- Integrated dynamic range in both heel and toe ensures predictable release
- Easy Switch heel and toe allow changes between ski and walk mode without stepping out of the binding
- Three-level heel riser
- Brakes included
- Micro-adjustable width wings help compatibility with any model tech insert
DEFINED SAFETY RELEASE
The key to the Vipec 12’s defined safety release is Fritischi’s Safety Pin System, which employs a gliding heel piece to allow for active length compensation when the ski is flexed. By maintaining a consistent contact pressure, the Safety Pin System delivers reliable, pre-defined release when the boot/binding interface exceeds its dynamic range.