The Vipec Evo
improves the toe piece of the binding in comparison with the Vipec, making a more compact and safer front piece by making it easier to insert the boot into the front clips with a stopper. The boots are better guided into position and the clips open wider than before. This also increases safety in the event of the boot coming out of the binding as the stopper makes the front clips open sooner under the pressure of the tip of the boot.
The heel piece has also been modified with respect to the Vipec replacing the pins that hold the boots in Dynafit bindings with a alpine binding style heel jaw, acting as a base for the back of the boot.
It combines parts of the Vipec Evo like its revised toe piece with the Low Tech system, with the heel spring usually found in alpine bindings which holds the heel base of the boot.
Some important advantages with this binding compared with others with the Tech system should be pointed out:
- Lateral release of the toe. When the binding receives a hard side knock (and depending on the DIN setting we have) the sides of the binding open acting like an alpine binding. The sides have 13mm of play before they finally release..
- Adjustment of the toe release. It is adjusted exactley the same way as an alpine binding both in the toe and the heel, with the same values DIN 5−12.
- It?s not necessary to block the toe piece in ascent., It has a position that stiffens the toe piece so it doesn?t release while walking or if we trip while climbing a slope, but will release with a big fall or if we are caught up in an avalanche while we are climbing.
- The heel is mounted on a sliding guide, so that the it maintains the distance when the ski is flexed without compromising the release system this allows the ski to flex more inproving handling. The heel has 4mm elasticity before there is vertical release.
- Changing the binding to ski mode is very easy and viceversa without having to take off the ski.
- Wide mounting scheme with a range of sizes (around 25 mm of range).
On top of all of this the Tecton 12
has three climbing positions giving maximum comfort in the ascent that are very easy to manage with the poles. They are recommended for skis with a wide sidecut with a minimum waist of 67mm.
This is an evolution of the first Vipec that the Fristchi released, the Vipec Evo improves the toe piece of the binding making a more compact and safer front piece by making it easier to insert the boot into the front clips with a stopper. The boots are better guided into position and the clips open wider than before. This also increases safety in the event of the boot coming out of the binding as the stopper makes the front clips open sooner under the pressure of the tip of the boot.
Just like its predecessor, the Vipec Evo is very different from the other bindings that Fristchi had on the market up till now. Firstly it?s a binding that can only with boots with the Tech system. The brand has managed to create a lightweight ski touring binding which complies with the standards of an alpine binding allowing total power transmission from the boot to the ski.