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The Voile 3 Pin Hardwire is one of the most versatile telemark bindings available. The 3 Pin Hardwire's internal compression springs and solid steel rods provide precise downhill control. Its 3 pin toe piece allows you remove the springs for resistance-free touring and acts as a backup incase you break a spring ten miles from the road. Whether you're heading out on an easy tour or trying for a remote first descent, the Voile 3 Pin Hardwire Bindings are ready for the challenge.

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I love this binding

    These work great for me with Scarpa T2 boots and Fischer Outtabounds Crown skis. I've use them for tele - lift serve skiing for several years. I have adjusted the spring setting so that they do release with a hard fall. I feel much safer in these bindings than in non-release tele bindings of any brand.

    Not bad...

      I got the red annodized hardwire CRBs and found the old black and purple releasable spring/3 pins used online, and it turns out the old parts and new parts are compatible, fyi. The hook widths aren't the same, so I can't swap hardwire for old bare spring.

      The performance is good, but the cartridge springs have a clicking toward the lower end of my lunge that would throw me off if I didn't expect it, the return force goes up then down, then back up again in short order. The old spring style does not have that problem.

      I ski alpine DIN 8, and initially I set these guys to 2 or 3 which gave me a handful of prereleases, upped it to 4 which may be correct for me, but haven't had a release since. Of note is the fact I did not released landing hard on the tails, but that seems to be the nature of the mechanism.

      Hardwire 3-Pin CRB on Rossignol BC90????

        Anyone has an opinion to share on this prospective set-up? I would pair this with either a SCARPA T3 or Garmont Excursion boots.
        I was brought up on Alpine skiing (Intermediate skier) and have done lots of XC Ski in tracks. I'm new to free-heel skiing.
        Any comment or suggestion(s) would be greatly appreciated.

        cheap alternative to switchback

          If you want uphill performance like that of a free pivot binding, but don't want to break the bank, I recommend the 3 pin Hardwire binding from Voile. Made in SLC, UT, by competent, ski loving dudes who test and push their stuff to the limits.
          The Hardwires don't offer the performance of a Hammerhead, or NTN, they are lighter weight and in my opinion, better than G3's, or BD's. Voile is a great company and makes a solid binding.
          For the typical telemark skier, these are a great option. Folks who want to save themselves from potentially serious injuries due to non-releasable bindings, can rest assured that the CRB's will eject on gnarly falls, but not on gnarly lines.
          These are a good all around binding for typical telemarking. Some of the best tele skiers I know use these and nothing else. I'm reliant on equipment too much, and like my Hammerheads, but for low angle skiing, I like these a lot. Great for lighter weight skis and boots, but okay on fatter, not so heavy skis.

          Fabulous for ski touring and more

            I use these on my light weight tele setup, and they are the bomb! Disengage the cable for hut style ski touring or skinning up a slope, and use the cables for control on the descent. The release function works really well. Once I got it set up properly, it hasn't released except for when I want it to.

            Many years of experience

              I have used this binding for over 15 years for lift-serviced tele-skiing. The new version has a much nicer spring setup. I have had lost of great runs on this setup and it has saved my butt a few times. The pins help reduce wear on the boot too.

              my first tele binding, too

                I like them, the 3-pin is a nice cheap alternative to free pivot for touring. construction is high quality and simple. release mechanism released for me once last weeekend when I kind of cartwheeled in 3' deep firm untracked snow - never realesed on many crashes at the resort on hardpack - I think that is perfect - stepping back into the binding was real easy - just put the back of the ball of your foot in first and then weight the front of the mechanism and POP! your in...

                Feet together

                  The Voile is a nice binding, easy to use and the release works well. If you ski parallel style on tele skis you may find your feet locked together as the cables can get linked. This is not likely to happen as long as you use telemarks. You also can avoid it while skiing parallel but it requires constant attention.

                  good bindings

                    I'm new to telemarking, so take this for what it's worth...

                    The bindings were easy to install on my K2's once I had the proper Voile fasteners. I would have preferred that they had been included, as I didn't know I needed them until after the bindings arrived.

                    They have worked well on the slopes. The three pin interface is a little tricky to engage. The release mechanism works, and I have not had any un-desired releases. Re-engaging the release plate was a little challenging on the hill.

                    I found that the release settings in the instructions were too conservative for me... at first, they wouldn't release when I wished that they would. After backing off some more, I've found a good balance.

                    What ski width and boot size do the short...

                    What ski width and boot size do the short rod and x-wide brake accommodate?

                    I am new to telemark skiing and what...

                    I am new to telemark skiing and what telemark bindings/boots/skis will work with both resort and backcountry environments. Would this binding with Scarpa T4 boots, and a wide bc ski with scales (Madshus Annums or Rossignol BC110 or Alpina Xterrains) work or do I need something heavier? At the very least I want a binding with a release.

                    I use NNN-Bc for tamer stuff last 2-3 years...

                    I use NNN-Bc for tamer stuff last 2-3 years after getting intoXC /BC skiing. I have a chance now for more remote touring to a place with good elevation and serious runs. I also want to dio the catamount and wasn;t sure the NNN bc would be suitable. So I lucked into these bindings and picked up unused Rossignol BC X-11 3 pin boots unused for less than $100. My thoughts were to have a more rugged set up than my NNn quiver for toruing in and taking some turns or for hut to hut with a pack and wanted to saver my knees and kind of keep it on the lighter end and learn to telemark. I just need to figure out a ski to use. I have a chance to pick up an unused pair of Karhu 10th Mountain Skis for $175. Thought they would strike a good balance fio lightness good turning and tracking for kick and glide. I also have a chance to pick a pair of Atomic Rainer for $225. Am I on the right track? will these work for what I need? Also considered Rossignol bc 90 and 125's can only get 90's fordecent $.

                    I am looking for a binding that I can put...

                    I am looking for a binding that I can put on an old pair of downhill skis and use my regular downhill boots in. Anyone have a clue what kind of binding I need to buy? I have never done telemark skiing but I would like to learn. I am an experienced slalom and giant slalom racer.

                    Does the front piece of this binding mount...

                    Does the front piece of this binding mount using 4 screws or 6 like the Hammerhead?

                    I think I'm going to pair these up with...

                    I think I'm going to pair these up with the Karhu XCD guide skis. Do I need any other hardware to install this setup? And do you sell climbing bars that work with these bindings?

                    I was wondering how easy/difficult it is...

                    I was wondering how easy/difficult it is to remove/put on the compression springs/rods? How feasible are these bindings in transitioning from resistance free touring to downhill?

                    Best Answer

                    It's easy. The toes go in the 3 pin holes, you clamp the toe box down, click the heel assemblage (heel throw/compression spring/rod) behind the heel plate, and you're ready to tour. When you are ready to go down hill, just click the heel assemblage on to your boot heel, like you would any other telemark binding. It's not rocket science. Don't over-think it. The heel assembly does not need to be removed completely from the toe box for going up hill. If you really want to, though, that's pretty easy to do. All you really need to know is that the boot will remain clicked into the toe box with the three pins and clamp, and the heel assembly can be locked down behind the heel plate, or you can click it onto your boot like a regular tele binding.
                    They are not "resistance free," but are as close as you can get to a free pivot binding. These are nearly as good as the switchback, in my opinion, but cost much less. Very feasible for uphill/downhill skiing and switch quickly and easily between. Not the best binding for super heavy and big skis, but will ski most skis up to 110mm at the waist.

                    Do these support a climbing bar ? Such...

                    Do these support a climbing bar ? Such as black Diamond aftermarket climbing bar.

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                    Is there any difference between a men's...

                    Is there any difference between a men's and women's version of the 3 pin CRB binding? They look the same but are listed as separate items on your web site.