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 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimJames from These are the binding I have been waiting for! After struggling with rotating heel pieces found on other tech bindings I am delighted to have found the Tecton 12. The alpine style heel piece is super solid and very easy to switch between ski and walk modes and you don't have to worry about it icing up like certain other brands. Initially the heel risers were frustrating to get in place but after a couple of laps I got the hang of it and found that using the handle of my pole worked best for switching between different riser levels. On the downs these things were great. The alpine heel feels bomber and you don't feel any sort of wiggle like in some tech heel pieces. All in, these binding are awesome. Super light and stiff without the hassle of traditional tech bindings. I definitely recommend getting a pair of these bad boys!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edsel from Perfect all-mountain binding I bought this at the beginning of the 17/18 ski season and have used them 3+ times per week since. They function fantastically on the ski slope in the resort and hold really well on big, fast super G turns on the groomers. They felt like my old pair of race bindings. That said, they also released appropriately when I torqued them sideways in the trees. In the back country, they tour beautifully and the simplicity of the ski/tour mode is fool proof and easy to adjust with the handle of your ski pole. Overall, I love them for both on and off piste skiing. Safe, reliable, easy to use.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAtroller95 from Exactly what I was looking for Im a patroller and was looking for an AT setup I could use inbounds and on piste running sleds. I looked at several options and the lateral safety release in the toe married with the alpine style heal benefit was something I could not overlook. This binding is awesome! Super light and feature rich with response and control of a normal alpine setup when needed. Im ordering a second pair for another ski..
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guybert541 from Exactly what I was looking for Bought this binding because I wanted something light for day skin's into backcountry yet stout enough to handle aggressive downhill days. The hybrid heel is what sold me on this binding, and so far it seems to have kept its product description promise, giving me the confidence to charge a little harder than I would with other tech style bindings. Super simple to transition from walk to ski mode. Very easy to step into even in deeper snow, (I guess there was an issue with past Vipec models, however the issue appears to have been resolved). Huge fan of a toe with DIN value and allows for a little room to float before releasing. Only thing I would change, or add to, is the toe pins. I wish they had grooves to better help shave ice build up out of boot pin holes. All in all I'm very impressed with weight to power performance, ease of use and safety features of the Tecton not seen with many other bindings on market currently. I did a lot of shopping and review browsing, was not familiar with Fritschi's of the past and went out on a limb with a first gen product - In the end it has exceeded all expectations.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by jim17 from Works as advertised Excellent system. I am using it in and out of resort with no problems of toe pre-release, even on the ice/crud/variable/high speed. A little finicky getting in the toe but you learn the tricks with time. Need to avoid having ANY snow in the heel prior to climbing or the brake won't lock. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mkhitar from Super solid! I mounted Tecton twelves on Black Crows Animas 115mm, and those tiny looking and light bindings are solid and tight like a cement between your skis and boots. Recommended!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by booboofunballs from Huge Step Up from Vipec I've only skied inbounds with these twice, and so far I love them. I switch out the Vipec bindings I had on my Link 90 skis for these bad boys, and the Tectons are pretty bomber. Having the alpine heal is worth the extra grams in weight for better transfer of power and great stability. Definitely more security and confidence on downhill than the Vipec pin set up. The tow bumper for stepping in is a really nice add to the towpin set up and makes stepping in a breeze. Can't wait to go touring with these.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohrey from The holy grail? Bought these bindings almost two and a half month ago and they're everything that I expected and more. Outstanding downhill performance combined with a great touring mode and low weight. I'm finally able to ski downhill on my touring setup the way I would on my alpine setup!
Date published: 2018-01-01