Fritschi Vipec 12 Tech Binding – First Impression

The Black Diamond representative was good enough to drive to Seattle for the Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop. Among the Black Diamond offerings were their partner-brand offerings from Pieps and Fritschi.

This year, Fritschi is debuting their first tech-compatible binding, the Vipec 12 (previously called the Zenith). I had the opportunity to play around with a binding this afternoon, and though I have some reservations, I’m impressed. As a Dynafit devotee, I won’t be among the first-adopters on a new entry to the tech market, but the Vipec (no not viper) is impressively feature rich.

The Fritschi Vipec toe piece. Molded plastic with metal on the business ends.

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