Drawing on the successful designs of both the Axl and Hammerhead bindings, the 22 designs Vice Telemark Binding is built to stand up to resort-crushing abuse. The solid stainless steel toe-piece mounts directly to the ski while durable chrome die springs provide over two inches of powerful travel. This burly, no-nonsense binding has been freed of unnecessary flare for hard-charging riders looking to put in some mileage at the resort.
- Solid stainless steel toe-piece and 2000lb test cable attachments are designed to stand up to a beating at the resort
- Three pivot point options for the cable allow you to adjust the binding to your own style of skiing and to the snow conditions
- Pivot points were moved slightly more toward the rear (as compared to the Axl binding) for more resistance
- Burly chrome die springs provide over two inches of travel for hard-charging but smooth action
- Three degrees of backwards angle quickly engage the boot
- Six-hole mounting pattern securely anchors this bindings to your board
- Proudly made in the good old USA
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how do these bindings compare with scarpa...
how do these bindings compare with scarpa NTN binding - nearly half the price so that is obvious. But performance?
Totally different animals. The NTN are releasable. They also have a tour mode (the Vice is an inbounds binding). The NTN is not compatible with traditional 75mm duckbills or vice versa. They are for all intents and purposes completely different systems.
As far as PERFORMANCE goes, both the Vice and NTN system are very active bindings, with the intent of transmitting as much energy from the boot to the ski, which is very necessary when driving big skis in deep snow and simply charging around the mountain. However, the NTN system is said to have a different feel to it than traditional cable style tele setups. As with any piece of equipment, demo first!
Is there a good Telemark binding that is...
Is there a good Telemark binding that is quick release?
Are you asking if there is a binding you can take from one ski to another with a release feature? Or were you asking if there are bindings that allow for you to release when you fall?
NTN releases as well as any 7TM tele binding
22designs does it again-Vice & Axl
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Got the Vice mounted on Atomic Drifter (182cm) for my resort skiing this season and after over 20 days on mixed Sierra snow (Mammoth, Sugar Bowl, Squaw), & I couldn't be happier. I'm 6'5", ~200lbs and I can crank these bindings with no problems. Very solid construction, the Vice is responsive, easy to adjust cables-no tools req'd and overall a fantastic binding. Replacing the venerable Hammerhead, the Vice is designed like the Axl, but does not pivot. The Vice has a slight rise that facilitates initiating turns & still laterally solid. Unless you're doing a lot of BC, the Vice should meet your needs very well-esp if most of your Tele in on piste. For BC, if you're not sold on getting AT gear,the Axl is a workhorse and handles BC to my satisfaction. My one caveat re:Vice is that when you first get the binding, read up on how to adjust the cables. You will have to adjust them several times the first 3-4 days you ride them. Because of my size, I elected to go with the stiffer cables.
Had these bindings mounted boot center on k2 Hardsides; suddenly I'm a better skier than ever. Tele turns are locked in and alpine turns are improving exponentially. Beefy bindings like these are great for fatter skis. Much more control than my G3 Targa Ascents. Bonus: Vice bindings are easy to get in and out of! Love these bindings!
Nice lateral control
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Moved to these from a pair of bombshells. I found skiing parallel on these much easier, and there's enough more action on these to initiate tele turns too. I'm a light guy, 130#, and I ski on the most active setting. So I can't speak for 200# + ex-NFL running backs... :-)
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
New ramp angle keeps rocker launch to zero. While it technically has less pivot points than the hammerhead, you still have a wide range of active positions to choose from. Built off of the platform of the popular Axl only with out the tour mode and at a much cheaper price. Awesome resort binding!