Looking for a binding that allows you to charge down any hill without the weight of a frame binding? Look no further than the new Tecton 12. Coming in at 550g (per binding) and DIN certified, the Tecton 12 has an Alpine inspired heel lock and lateral toe release. It is sure to be one of the safest, lightest bindings out there. It's easy-to-use format allows for easily adjustable risers while in walk mode, and the ability to free the heel without releasing your toe first. Or vice-versa, from walk mode straight into ski mode with just the flip of a lever on the heel tower.
Combining the pin toe system and a heel tower with downward and forward pressure saves weight and makes this binding more efficient then ever. It also will be an comfortable switch for anyone looking to convert to A/T from Alpine, being very user-friendly as well as secure for those who aren't yet comfortable with a full tech setup.
|Material||Aluminum, Titanium, Steel, Plastic|
|Release Value||5 to 12|
|Brake Width||100mm, 110mm, 120mm|
Have spent several days on this set-up on Black Crow Camox Freebird. Both BC and In bounds, steep bumps. Very solid connection, super easy to step into and transition to tour mode.
Very confident hammering bumps, and it has a toe DIN setting/release. No icing issue for me despite 2 days in hot pow and dry pow.
Terrible binding, great shop. This technology is a failed design: on my first 10-day hut trip, the heel pieces froze multiple times and refused to move between ski and walking mode without substantial effort. In unexceptional conditions, the heels iced and would not move back properly. These bindings should never be sold again. They should be returned to the manufacturer.
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