Voile Switchback X2 Telemark Binding

608-130
$329.00
Voile Switchback X2 Telemark Binding
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Description


If Sondre Norheim could have skied the Voilé X2 Telemark Binding, he might never have left the mountains of Norway for the flatlands of North Dakota.

The X2 sums up 35 years of telemark binding innovation and evolution from Voilé. One of the hallmarks of that body of work is our consistent abandonment of the use of flexible (and breakable) cables. Stranded wires may be great for moving electrons, but for transferring turning forces to a ski, our own tenet of rigid coiled springs, steel rods and spring-loaded cartridges has more than proven itself over time.

In 2007, we took a cue from the randonnée world and introduced the now-legendary, Voilé Switchback, a telemark binding with a foolproof, free-pivot option that greatly facilitates climbing. (And does so with the simple flick of a ski pole.)

Built on the success of the Switchback, the X2 is a beefier, more-active, binding—but still an uphill wonder. And wrapped up in a sleek, minimalist design that a Scandinavian would admire and that lives up to a Voilé credo: Less is ALWAYS more.

Optimized for maximum power transfer, the X2 is augmented with stiffer cartridges, a much-longer toe plate and a boot pivot point relocated 26mm to the rear. The happy result is a powerful binding with superb downhill performance and the added efficiency of much-easier uphill travel. With regard to the latter, the X2 and Switchback, as well as our 3-Pin Hardware, all feature dual-height climbing elevators.

When you reach the top of your toil, just “switch back” to the X2’s downhill mode, and you’ll soon be making turns that would even make Sondre jealous.

Not compatible with the Voilé Release Kit.

Benefits


  • Toe plate lengthened for more boot contact and new Hardwire cable position for more power.
  • Stiffer cartridge springs by 25%.
  • Full-wrap around stainless steel toe plate without rivets.
  • Enclosed design eliminates ice build-up.
  • Lightest weight available, 3.2 lbs/1451.5g/pair.
  • Appropriate riser height, 25mm.
  • Time tested Hardwire heel assembly instead of braided cables.
  • Includes dual height heel elevators +65mm/100mm.
  • Free-pivoting
  • Ideal for Off-Piste

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    Specs

    Part Number : Short Rod 608-130-10
    Color Black
    Boot Size (Mondo Point) 24-26.5
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    Boot Sole Length (mm) 273-322
    Boot Size (US) 5-8.5
    Weight(lbs/kg) 3 lbs-2oz/1.42kg/pr.
    Riser Height 25mm
    Dual Height Elevators 65mm/100mm
    Flex/Performance Aggressive
    Material Heat treated stainless steel
    Part Number : Standard Rod 608-130-20
    Color Black
    Boot Size (Mondo Point) 27-31
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    Boot Sole Length (mm) 305-350
    Boot Size (US) 9-13
    Weight(lbs/kg) 3 lbs-2oz/1.42kg/pr.
    Riser Height 25mm
    Dual Height Elevators 65mm/100mm
    Flex/Performance Aggressive
    Material Heat treated stainless steel
     

    Product Reviews

    Any angle travel
    Jon W
    01/16/2020
    When a ski trip will include miles of flats with multiple passes and varied terrain I grab my Karhu XCD Guides with the Swichback bindings. This setup has allowed me to explore the varied terrain of Yellowstone Park with confidence and makes for great powder turns when the opportunity presents itself. Huge respect to Voile for continuing to make gear for telemark skiers and three pinners.
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    Matt Fithian
    01/04/2020
    Verified Buyer
    These bindings are legit. They are very stable when executing a telemark turn. Having two climbing risers at two difference heights is great for varying terrain while climbing uphill. They have big platforms for your boot to fit in, for more binding to boot contact which always for a controlled turn. Tour mode is effortless to walk in. Tour to ski mode is very user friendly and quick. Make sure ice is cleaned out of the system when locking down tour to ski mode. I enjoy these bindings.
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    UPC


    Short Rod: Part No: 608-130-10 UPC: 759948813011
    Standard Rod: Part No: 608-130-20 UPC: 759948813028