A free-pivoting, alpine touring-style telemark binding, the Voilé 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.
Includes dual height heel elevators, (men)+65mm/100mm
Not compatible with the Voilé Release Kit.
Full-wrap around stainless steel toe plate without rivets.
Enclosed design eliminates ice build-up.
Lightest weight available, 3 lbs/1362g/pair
Appropriate riser height, 25mm
Time tested Hardwire heel assembly instead of braided cables.
Thank you, Voile, for still producing fine telemark bindings! I have ridden many bindings in my years of telemarking, and I'm a Switchback fan!
The Switchback gives me the confidence to ski worry-free and to go as far as I want. I appreciate it's simplicity and durability. Keep on keeping it real Voile!
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The last Tele binding
I've generally given up on telemark. Alpine is so easy! And has such a great calibrated release system. Like a sheep, I go with freeride downhill gear at the resort. Tele on hardpack is kinda uninspiring anyhow.
And tech bindings have that nice combo of light weight, free pivot, easy skiing, and calibrated safety release, so a favorite for high angle more consequential backcountry skiing.
However these Switchbacks along with fishscale base Vector BC skis have a place. The set up to use for lower angled backcountry trips, mixed terrain, and for complex exits from a peak. You get great maneuverability, up, down and around, and strong tele turns to cut through deep and heavy snows. The Switchbacks are reasonably light, nearly foolproof free pivot for easy trail breaking, and long lasting. I can't think of a better choice for the purpose.
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