A race binding that supports you for training purposes and those early season races. Black diamond has broken into the race world with the Helio bindings and much like the dynafit or Hagan bindings, they all weigh under 200 grams and are geared towards fast laps in the backcountry or on the resort.
The Helio 180 is designed to provide maximized torsional rigidity and structural soundness. Along with the Aluminum Alloy construction the Helio 180 is built with Stainless steel to help with durability and strength touring and skiing at high speed.
The heel allows for a full 360 degrees of rotation and allows 3 separate climbing heights. simply rotate 90 degrees for flat hiking, 180 degrees for +42mm of lift, and in quick transitions the riser will cover your pins and provide a +38mm of lift.
Unlike the Helio 145, a sliding adjustment plate comes standard. With the sliding heel plate you can easily change between your training boot and race boot so you won't have to keep one ski to racing and one ski for training. The Helio 180 comes in 3 different release values dependent on your what and skiing strength. You have the option of either the 6 DIN rated pins, 8 DIN, or 10 DIN.
|Material||7075 Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Polymide|
|Release Value||6, 8, 10|
|Brake Width||Not Compatible|