A free-pivoting, alpine touring-style telemark binding, the new Voile Switchback allows backcountry telemark skiers to ascend with zero heel resistance thus conserving valuable energy and allowing for easier trail breaking. The Switchback is easily switched from uphill touring to downhill telemark skiing with use of your ski pole. Also, it comes standard equipped with dual height climbing heel elevators for varying ascents.Challenging the competition, Voile is boasting the new Switchback as stronger, lighter, and with the most competitive retail price compared to the current crop of new telemark touring bindings.
- Full, wrap-around, stainless steel, toe plate without rivets.
- Enclosed design eliminates ice build-up
- Appropriate riser height, 25 mm
- Time tested Hardwire heel assembly instead of braided cables
- Includes dual height heel elevators, (men)+65mm/100mm, (women)+65 mm/80 mm
- Men's Short size Mondo Point 24 - 27.5, Men's Standard size Mondo Point 27 - 31, Women's size Mondo Point 23 - 26.5
|Weight||3 lbs (1,362 g)|
|Boot compatibility||75 mm|
- "Top Performance"
This is my 2nd pair of Voile Switchback binding and mounted them up on my K2 Darksides for those DEEP POW backcountry days. No icing, easy to use touring-ski mechanism, responsive cartridge, and great customer service from their warranty department.
Unfortunately, I have had two rods break and a toe piece split on me while touring the BC this season so I now carry a replacement heel piece (sold separately for $30) that I can swap out shouild I have future breakdowns. I do ski a lot (~90-110 days a season) and divide my time ~50/50 between BC and ski area so the bindings get a lot of use. Also, Voile replaced all parts free of charge so the only inconvenience has been leaving the BC on a powder day and downtime waiting for replacement part.
Yes, I would recommend this product.