Black Diamond Equipment
Helio 110 Binding
Weighing in at just 110 grams, the Helio 110 is our ultralight backcountry touring binding built for moving fast and light in the mountains. READ MORE
Weighing in at just 110 grams, the Helio 110 is our ultralight backcountry touring binding built for moving fast and light in the mountains. Learn More
DescriptionOur state-of-the-art, ultralight binding optimized for fast uphill travel and secure downhill powder turns, the Helio 110 is engineered with premium materials and features an Easy Entry System—consisting of new toe geometry that optimizes the boot step-in, making it extremely reactive and powerful. The Helio 110’s Monolink Technology 1.0 consists of a spring-less toe arm on one side, which as a result creates a higher clamping stiffness in addition to lowering the overall weight, which clocks in at a svelte 110 grams.
- WEIGHT : 110 g
- WEIGHT PER PAIR: 220 g / 7.8 oz
- MATERIALS: Alu Alloys, Ti, POM
- RELEASE VALUE: 8
- RISER: Two level
- ADJUSTMENT: Optional Plates
Weight : 110 g (3.9 oz)
Weight Per Pair : 220 g (7.8 oz)
Helio 110 Binding is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clint IFMGA from Great binding for rando or ski mountaineering! I got these mainly as a an uphill/rando binding to start. You have to do your research to know exactly what you are getting. These heels do not turn at all (except for releasing in a fall), there is only heels locked and 1 low riser level, no flat setting. Finding a shop with a jig or appropriate jigarex plates online was not possible, so I went back in time and used a paper jig from ATK. This is not something a first time ski mounter should try. There is very little margin for error. There is no sliding mechanism to adjust the binding, so it needs to be spot on for exactly the boot you intend to use on it. Make sure your scale is right on the print out, measure three times, and continually double check with the boot to make sure things are lining up properly. Once they were mounted to a new pair of Helio 76 skis (about 1.5 hrs), I took them out for some trial laps up Chair 10 at Telluride then up Bald Mountain and down Jackpot. I was worried about not having a flat climbing position, but the small rise seemed great the whole way. They were light and pretty easy to get in and out of. Could not feel the set up on my back for the hike, and they skied surprisingly well down the chop and variable crud atop Bald. The binding felt secure the whole time during the descent. I am 6'2" and 195, and a fairly aggressive skier, though I was conscious not to go to fast on these. Overall very happy with them for an uphill bindings and for ski mountaineering in the spring. Could work sell as a minimalist touring binding on a bigger ski, though the heavier Helio models may be more suitable for everyday abuse. I've had about 10 days so far on them.
Date published: 2019-01-10