Fritschi is redefining pin bindings. In terms of walking comfort and
weight, the SAFETY PIN SYSTEM combines the advantages of the technical
concept of alpine bindings with those of pin bindings.
Precise and safe control of skis
In the back, where the highest forces are acting in downhill skiing, the Vipec 12 stays rigid, similar to an alpine binding. In turning, the power transmission of conventional pin bindings is
interrupted by the heel unit’s rotating movements for the lateral
Lateral release in front and stable heel unit in back
The lateral release occurs in the front where the lateral forces are acting during a fall. The boot is freed immediately. In the other pin bindings, the boot is released in the back via a
rotating heel unit. The boot is not released until it pushes open the
clamping mechanism in the front.
Releasing only if necessary
The combination of the long dynamic path of 13 mm with consistent high tension prevents an unwanted release. The acting forces are absorbed over the long path via the high
tension until the preset releasing force is reached. If the effect of
the force decreases within the 13 mm path, the binding is reset to the
starting position. In other pin bindings, the tension is not consistently high or the
dynamic path is shorter, resulting in an unwanted release or reduced
Solid support while climbing and safety in an emergency
The boot is fixed and held in the middle, but the binding will release in response to high active forces. Clamping systems must be blocked while climbing to ensure stability.
Safety in any terrain and in all conditions
Switching from downhill to uphill mode and vice versa is very simple
with a pole without having to step out of the binding. The three
ergonomically synchronized walk mode levels can also be changed in no
time with a pole. No other pin binding offers this level of comfort in all functions.
The lightest TUV certificate
Light high-tech plastics and high-quality metal alloys allow superior stability and light weight. In many applications, plastics provide higher stability and
durability than metals. The right mix makes the difference for maximum
performance and the lightest possible weight.