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Voilé X2

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.

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

Voilé Switchback/womens

Product DescriptionWe admit it. We never saw it coming. Like other manufacturers in the telemark category, we weren’t prepared for the trend toward alpine touring gear that under weighed and out climbed telemark boot and binding setups. Who’da thunk it? Inspired by the climbing ease of randonnée bindings, the advent of the Voilé Switchback Telemark Binding is a well-deserved milestone in the history of modern telemark bindings. It allows backcountry telemark skiers to ascend on a par with Alpine cohorts, but still descend with classic Nordic style.

All that said, the technology to create such a tele binding—and make it reliable—didn’t come easily. Some of the best minds of our competition had given it a go and created bindings that were far from foolproof. And we dared not follow in those tracks. Literally.Now in service for close to a decade, the Switchback has set the industry standard for free-pivot, telemark bindings. This is due, in large part, to the ingenious design of the binding’s fully-encased, stainless-steel, pivoting and locking mechanisms. While the inner workings of this masterpiece are hidden from plain view, the adventurous skier need only know that pushing the lever to the left frees the whole shebang to swing upward 50 degrees and pushing it to the right locks it all down for, well, going down. All with the snap of a ski pole tip.

But the marvels don’t stop there. The heat-treated, stainless-steel, toe plate is a sleek and elegant design that, when paired with the rear latch bar, actually helps chop and remove snow accumulation while climbing. Once in the downhill mode, Voilé’s signature combo of steel connecting rods and compression springs gives the Switchback power for turning, while still keeping weight to a minimum: Three pounds, to be exact.

So if you prefer the Norwegian dance to Austrian, locked-hell dogma, this may be the binding for you. If you prefer to spend more time earning your turns than riding a lift, maybe even more so. If you prefer a “neutral” tele binding or wear a tiny-sized boot, this is definitely the binding for you. And if you ski colossal skis in four-buckle boots, you might prefer the Switchback’s younger sibling, the X2.

Includes dual height heel elevators, (men)+65mm/100mm.

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

Voilé Hardware 3-Pin

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

Voilé 3-Pin Cable

Enter the Voilé 3-Pin Cable Telemark Binding. Introduced in 1989, the name is a bit of a misnomer. As with all Voilé tele bindings, there really is no cable in the conventional sense. Instead, a pair of long, rigid, coiled springs with hooks and a locking heel piece complete the necessary toe-to-heel loop. The springs expand ever so slightly with each telemark turn and can be easily adjusted on the heel end. It’s a design that has stood the test of time, and still is very popular with skiers who prefer the comfort and flex of leather and softer-plastic telemark boots.

The so-called “cable” assembly hooks to a bomber toe piece akin to that of the Voilé Hardwire 3-Pin. Similarly, it can be removed to facilitate climbing and reattached for making turns.

At 1 lb, 13 oz. per pair, the Voilé 3-Pin Cable binding weighs in like a featherweight and performs like a middleweight. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Benefits


  • Ability to ascend without cables / descend with cables
  • 3-pins as backup
  • Compatible with light boots (leather or 2 buckle plastic boots)
  • Ideal for Light Touring

Voilé HD Mountaineer 3-Pin

The Voilé HD Mountaineer 3-Pin Telemark Binding. Despite the ridiculously-long name, it’s as simple as a telemark binding can get: A 75mm Nordic Norm toe piece that mounts directly to the the ski and a barebones heel pad.

But wimpy, it ain’t. The toe box is constructed of 5052-H32 aluminum and machined almost identically as our 3-Pin Cable bindings. The three-level toe bail meets exactly the same specs as our other 3-Pin offerings and promises to take a licking and keep on clicking.

Obviously, its a binding that is more suited to covering distance than making turns. And it thrives when its snuggled up against the duckbill of a leather boot.

But hey, Mike Hattrup loves it. How ‘bout that?

Benefits


  • Simple
  • Lightweight
  • Idead for Rolling Terrain

 

 

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