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Tyrolia has more than 80 years of experience in building bombproof bindings, and over the past few years it's begun to set its sights on the backcountry. The Adrenalin 16 Alpine Touring Binding allows you to access those top secret powder stashes just like many other AT bindings, but with a more alpine-focused, full-frame design, it delivers the same solid performance you'd expect from a more traditional Tyrolia alpine binding.
The heel and toe pieces are borrowed from their strong, reliable FR Pro series and both rest on the FR Pro frame and FreeFlex mounting platform. A quick flip of the AAA-Ascender lock switches between ski and tour modes, without requiring you to disengage your boot from the binding. In ski mode, the FreeFlex platform allows the FR Pro Frame to float atop the ski without inhibiting ski flex. Alone, this feature is a gift from the gods for many big-mountain skiers who want the benefits of an AT platform, but wants to feel every inch of ski flex. Once back in tour mode, the Adrenalin pivots forward at the toe and utilizes a three-position climbing aid to help you effortlessly crush even the steepest of grades.
Wrought with an alpine heritage, this is a 16 DIN AT binding that delivers responsiveness, efficiency, and security both on the way up the hill and on the way down. Purchase the short Adrenalin if you have a boot sole length of between 270 and 330mm, and purchase the long Adrenalin if your boot sole length measures between 300-360mm.
- 5-16 DIN setting
- Freeride Pro toe and heel
- AFD plate
- AAA-Ascender walk mode
- Three position heel elevators
- Item #HEA001J
- Q & A
Not yet ready for the big show...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When I received these bindings, I gots all sort of excited to have a binding that would allow me to charge and walk to all the great lines the watasch had to offer. While the binding did the job of holding me in when on the ground, it had all sorts of problems that gave me more greif then I wanted.
First off, I love jumping into the abyss on my skis, and the forces that it take to keep them on can be over the top. Still all the tyrolia bindings that I have had in the past have surpassed what I wanted. These bindings on the other hand enjoyed rocketing away from me any chance that they got. If you didn't land perfect, Even though I should, They split like a one night stand. I tried to make them work by adjusting the AFD and tightening up the bindings. This also appears to not be limited to myself, as I have heard similar complaints from other folks of similar issues.
Second, how the binding locks down is just a mess. The slider would not catch on many chances and after a couple hard turns, my heel would release and turn into a tele binding. Let me tell you flying down the hill penguin style when that wasn't in the cards is not fun.
Even with the weight difference, between the guardian and the duke and the ability to flat tour, I am going to go with one of those bindings next time as the pluses that this binding has over those in not worth the chance of meeting my dentist because they got into a fight with the snow and my ski boot, and attacked my face
Would you be able to supply the crampons for this binding?