Welcome to another installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the gear and accessories that everyone should know about. The goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Fritschi’s Tecton 12 Bindings 2017-2018, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
The Tecton 12 utilizes Fritschi’s updated Vipec toepiece in conjunction with a beefier, lock-down heelpiece and weighs just 550 grams per pair (without brakes). The refined Vipec toe has a pre-defined lateral safety release as well as a step-in system that’s delightfully user-friendly compared to previous generations. A massive spring in the alpine-style heel ensures optimal power transmission to your skis and two vertical rails integrate with standard heel tech inserts for a vice-like grip on your boot, yielding peace of mind while ripping. On top of its performance and safety capabilities, you can customize the colors on your toe lever and heel risers for a binding that’s certifiably you.