Voile Hardwire 3-Pin Telemark Binding

608-21
$239.00
Voile Hardwire 3-Pin Telemark Binding
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Description


The Voilé Hardware 3-Pin Telemark Binding is a unique mix of time-honored, Nordic functionality and modern, made-in-Utah performance. And the veritable Swiss Army Knife of telemark bindings.

Based on the 1927 brainchild of Norwegian (of course), Bror With, the Hardware 3-Pin’s toe piece accepts any telemark boot with a standard 75mm “duckbill.” Unlike the “rat trap” bindings of yesteryear, the binding’s bail is a tempered, embossed, steel plate that locks down in any of three levels to accommodate varying boot sole thicknesses. The binding’s toe box is massively built of 6061-T6 aluminum and mounts to a 20mm nylon riser that ramps slightly upward to accommodate the rocker of many telemark boots.

The thing that really curls toes is the addition of our own brainchild, the Hardwire part, a “non-cable,” rod-and-cartridge-spring assembly that provides amazing torsional rigidity when making turns. This technology burst on the scene in 2002 in the form of the Voilé Hardwire Binding and has become a hallmark of Voilé’s modern tele bindings. Five years later, the Voilé Hardwire gave way to the now-beloved Voilé Switchback.

These days, cartridges springs are commonplace in the telemark binding category, but what still sets our Hardwire design apart is the accompanying use of threaded steel rods and heel assemblies—rather than braided cable—at each end of the cartridge. This eliminates the need for any sort of crimping weirdness or other gizmos that would otherwise be necessary to complete a toe-to-heel loop.

In the case of the Hardwire 3-Pin binding, the entire Hardwire assembly easily detaches from the toe piece to provide the utmost in touring and climbing efficiency, as well as a Plan B for getting you home, in the unlikely event that the mechanism suffers trauma or is lost. And speaking of upward travel, the Hardwire 3-Pin features the same heel pad and dual-height climbing elevators as the Switchback and X2.

So whether you’re dropping into the Nordic curtsy, cranking parallel turns, or kicking and gliding, the Voilé Hardwire 3-Pin is about as versatile as it gets.

Benefits


  • Suited for large boots / aggressive skiers
  • Zero heel resistance for ascent / use heel assembly for descent
  • 3-pins as backup
  • Ideal for Off-Piste

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    Specs

    Part Number: Short Rod 608-21-10
    Color Blue
    Boot Size (Mondo Point)24-26.5
    Boot Sole Length (mm)273-322
    Boot Size (US)5-8.5
    Weight (lbs/kg)2 lbs. 13oz./1.29kg/pr.
    Riser Height20mm
    Flex/PerformanceActive
    Material6061-T6 Tempered Alum
    Part Number: Standard Rod 608-21-20
    Color Blue
    Boot Size (Mondo Point)27-31
    Boot Sole Length (mm)305-350
    Boot Size (US)9-13
    Weight (lbs/kg)2 lbs. 13oz./1.29kg/pr.
    Riser Height20mm
    Flex/PerformanceActive
    Material6061-T6 Tempered Alum
     

    Product Reviews

    A Beautiful Work of Art
    Armand
    08/31/2021
    The ice blue color matches my skis and entire kit. That's not the only reason why I ski these bindings. They are perfect for all mountain exploration. Going up? Perfect. A long traverse? Got that covered. Tele turn? Drop that knee as low as you could. Parallel Turns? Go for it! Snowplow? No problem.
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    I love my Voile Skis and Bindings
    Jon Gareau
    08/31/2021
    This is a combined review for this binding and the 180 BC Vector which it is mounted on. I have tried to make the transition to alpine touring because of my gradually advancing age and weakening knees but I keep coming back to telemark as my preference. I have used this setup for several seasons on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies and I love the responsiveness of the skis and their ability to withstand a range of conditions. In the powder I truly feel like I am floating and don't feel the need to go with a wider ski (I believe they are about 96 mm under foot). The BC Vector has the fish scales which I have found have limited functionality except on shallow slopes and softer conditions. The bindings are solid as well. One frustrating part is that the heel piece on my bindings only came with a single, short climbing wire so my ascents aren't as efficient as I would like. I consider the longer climbing wire to be essential. I was having some challenges with control a few years back and then I tightened up the hardwire and the skis became considerably more responsive. I have never had any problems with the hardwire or the 3-pin system apart from the odd bit of snow build up in the toe piece. I do like having the option of having my toe locked in tightly without having to use the hardwire. Having said that, my ski buddy uses the SwitchbackX2 telemark binding and he can put on and exit his skis a lot quicker than I can. The quick exit is possibly a consideration in avalanche country. I am considering the Switchback X2 for my next purchase. All in all, I love this combination and Voile will be my first choice when considering additions to my telemark quiver.
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    Killer Set Up!!!
    Chris Child
    08/31/2021
    Mount these on any pair of Voile BC (fish scale) skis, and some light weight tele boots, and you have the best killer set up for backcountry touring and rolling terrain.
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    voile 3-pin hardwire binding...love these
    bill
    02/15/2021
    Verified Buyer
    I have been skiing this binding for 20 years and have tried other bindings. I have not found another 75mm binding that i prefer over the voile. This binding is pretty much bulletproof in my opinion. No issues in 20 years. The 3-pin is great for uphill along with the included climbing bails. In addition to all that the price is right.
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    3 pin hardwire binder
    daleboots
    12/02/2020
    Verified Buyer
    Simple, Solid, fantastic company to deal with. Been skiing on the hardwire since it was first introduced. East coast ice bumps, trees, and powder out west or just wondering off in the woods this binding works. The best way to sum up this binding is, once I'm in I never have to think about them. Trust they work and go have silly fun.
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    Freeheal2
    David Parrish
    11/04/2020
    Verified Buyer
    This upcoming season will be my 57th year cross country , telemarking , free heeling . I have been a voile customer for quite a while. When the hardwire bindings came out I got a pair now have them on 6 pair of skiis, line Prophets, sick day, head monsters, Kore , etc. I sometimes get a bit of flack for being old school tele guy.... but if I happen to break a cartridge I’ve still can ski home with my pins. Just like back in the 60’s with wood and rottenfellas! I like them, they work good and are reliable . Cheers and Skiya Later
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    Simple, reliable, and effective
    David Fantle
    01/02/2020
    I've owned most Voile bindings now or in the past, the Mountaineer, Hardwire, 3-pin cable, Switchback, and a number of their earlier release tele bindings. This has been a bomber binding for my medium touring setup with Excursion or Garmont Veloce boots. I do miss the release feature and ski brakes, and wish they had kept making those, as my knees never feel as safe without them.
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    UPC


    Short Rod: Part No: 608-21-10-BK UPC: 759948914923
    Standard Rod: Part No: 608-21-20-BK UPC: 759948914930