Voile Switchback Telemark Binding

608-110-GR
$329.00
Voile Switchback Telemark Binding
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Description


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.

Sold as a pair.

Benefits


  • 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.
  • Free-pivoting
  • Dual climbing wires
  • Ideal for Off-Piste
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    Specs

    Part Number: Short Rod 608-110-10-GR
    ColorGrey
    Boot Size (Mondo Point)24-26.5
    Boot Sole Length (mm)273-322
    Boot Size (US)5-8.5
    Weight (lbs/kg)3 lbs/1.36kg/pr.
    Riser Height25mm
    Dual Height Elevators65mm/100mm
    Flex/PerformanceModerate
    MaterialHeat treated stainless steel
    Part Number: Standard Rod 608-110-20-GR
    ColorGrey
    Boot Size (Mondo Point)27-31
    Boot Sole Length (mm)305-350
    Boot Size (US)9-13
    Weight (lbs/kg)3 lbs/1.36kg/pr.
    Riser Height25mm
    Dual Height Elevators65mm/100mm
    Flex/PerformanceModerate
    MaterialHeat treated stainless steel
    Part Number: Long Rod 608-110-30-GR
    ColorGrey
    Boot Size (Mondo Point)31+
    Boot Sole Length (mm)323-368
    Boot Size (US)13+
    Weight (lbs/kg)3 lbs/1.36kg/pr.
    Riser Height25mm
    Dual Height Elevators65mm/100mm
    Flex/PerformanceModerate
    MaterialHeat treated stainless steel
     

    Product Reviews

    Retired Teacher
    Absolutely the best binding for the variable BC terrain of upstate New York. Flats, rolls, climbs, trail downhills--this binding handles them all. Switching tour to downhill modes is easy with the flick of the ski pole.
    Jim Vermeulen
    02/06/2022
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    Best back country binding for rolling terrain
    This binding is perfect for rolling terrain. I decided against the TTS because I didn't like the fact that you had to stop and put on the heal cable. This isn't efficient for rolling terrain. I live in Ontario so I have to constantly switch back and forth between the DH and Touring mode and this is so easy! It is just a flip of the tap. All my other setups I have to take off the ski and that is really annoying. I am sometimes in deep snow and can't really take off my skis. I absolutely love this binding, please keep making it!! I would love to be able to use this binding with a soft boot some day, but I don't know if the boot companies would make such a thing. I can deal with the hard boot if I am not touring long distances, which right now I am not. I can't thank Voile enough for the development of their back country skis and bindings.
    Cheryl Warrington
    01/30/2022
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    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Solid performing binding
    Decided to give the Switchback a try as my previous “go-to” tele-binding is no longer in production and spare parts (cables and cartridges) are increasingly difficult to find. The Switchback matched the four-hole setup of my previous binding (all my side/backcountry skis have inserts, just in case), so no need to re-drill. While there is some difference in how the Switchback “feels” (hardwire vs. cable) when dropping a knee, I had no difficulty matching the tele-turns I made on my previous binding. The Switchback is pretty basic when it comes to a “modern” tele binding, which is what I like. It doesn’t have that “stacked” feel or stiffness that many other bindings I’ve tried have. As long as Voile keeps making the Switchback, I’ll keep buying them.
    Karl
    12/19/2021
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    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Go-to Backcountry ski expedition binding
    This is a very reliable binding for backcountry ski expeditions where you are on your own with field repairs and parts and deal with very cold temperatures and bindings chocked with snow and ice. Paired with Scarpa T-4 we use them on month-long expeditions in Arctic Canada each year and have not had a single failure
    Misha
    12/14/2021
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    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Gold Standard
    The Switchback for me remains the gold standard in neutral telemark bindings for those of us who like to go low. Reasonably lightweight and durable. As long as Voile keeps making them, I'll keep buying them.
    Rob
    08/31/2021
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Voile Switchback binding
    A solid go-to binding for backcountry travel
    Steve Tobi
    01/25/2021
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    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Voile Switchback Tele binding
    Quality materials and a simple design makes the Switchback well worth the investment if you are a backcountry tourer. The free pivot design is nearly fool proof and for me the softer cartridges are just right. Switching from ski to tour mode is simple. Thanks Voile for continuing to produce quality Tele bindings
    Don Shefchik
    01/18/2021
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    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Solid and old school
    I took a weird direction with tele --- started out downhill, went to AT then NTN and now 75mm. I skied these a bunch last season, both on a pair of metal edge Fischer S Bounds and some Black Crowes. They're nice on each. I was just out on the S Bounds yesterday and marveled at how much control I had versus NNN BC even with the leather Alpina boots I've been using. Still searching for the perfect setup, but I'm starting to suspect these are part of it...
    Ben Lackey
    12/29/2020
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    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    Keeping it real
    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!
    Daniel Hill
    01/16/2020
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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.
    Doug
    01/15/2020
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    UPC


    Short Rod: Part No: 608-110-10-GR UPC: 759948910123
    Standard Rod: Part No: 608-110-20-GR UPC: 759948910130
    Long Rod: Part No: 608-110-30-GR UPC: