Diamir Vipec 12

For ski aces with the highest standards

A new era of pin binding systems

Light, comfortable and safe from peak to peak. With its defined safety release, the Diamir Vipec 12 has introduced a new era of pin binding systems: innovative technology offering an incredible combination of safety, user comfort and power transmission.

For ski tour buffs with highest demands

State-of-the-art binding systems capable of handling continuously increasing requirements and meeting the specific needs of each individual user are in demand. Ski tour buffs are optimally equipped with the Diamir Vipec 12 for the difficult conditions in high mountain terrain. It is a binding made for the toughest mountaineering challenges. Its superior quality standard is reflected in state-of-the-art materials and the latest processing methods. The exclusive distinct design underscores its very special blend of power and finesse.

Trendsetting SAFETY PIN TECH

The only pin-binding compatible with all popular ski touring boots with pin tech inserts.

Similar to modern release systems of alpine bindings, lateral release is based on automatic toe release. Active length compensation provides a defined release, even when the ski is bent.

More Infos

The first pin binding with defined safety release

Advantages compared to conventional pin bindings:

  • Front lateral defined safety release
  • Frontal defined safety release
  • Safety release in uphill mode
  • Compatible with all standard ski touring boots with inserts
  • Easiest to switch from walk mode to downhill mode
  • • Easiest adjustment of walk mode levels
  • Maximum power transmission, including in the heel part
  • Crampons with adjustable penetration depth

Power and Safety

Power is transmitted directly from the shoe to the ski thanks to the broad support and high degree of stability of the complete system. As a result, the most rapid downhill run in deep powder becomes pure pleasure.

Analog to modern triggering systems of alpine bindings, lateral release is based on automatic toe release. Active length compensation provides a defined release, even when the ski is bent.

Light weight and Comfort

Equipping the binding with an extremely low weight of only 470 g per unit (without brakes) with comfort features as well as triggering mechanisms from a different league is a technological masterpiece.

Outstanding Design and Colors

Dreams come true in the mountains with breathtaking peaks and valleys at times wild and at times gentle and charming. This world with its very special character of power and elegance at the same time is reflected in its individual and extraordinary shapes.

Timeless elegance or fashionable outfit? As individual as the consumers.

Color your binding!

The Diamir Vipec 12 binding is delivered with a black clip on the Easy Switch Toe and one on the Comfort Lever 2 (see illustration). Color Clips are available as accessories in five additional attractive colors to make your binding look the way you want.

Diamir Viper 12 - Black Clips
Black Clips Blue Clips Pink Clips Green Clips Lime Clips Red Clips

Traction

TRAXION TECH – crampons with adjustable penetration depth

All it takes is two clicks to attach the Diamir Traxion crampon to the front housing. With the rotatable adapter the space between the blade and the bottom of the boot can be perceptibly reduced at every walk mode level to adjust the penetration depth according to individual and specific needs and allowing a deep bite at all three walk mode levels. Clearly a significant benefit in terms of safety and comfort – and what’s more: individually adjustable.

Step-in / Step-out

Easy Switch Concept

Step-in / step-out made very easy with Easy Switch Toe and Easy Switch Heel.

Step-in

To step in, set the Easy Switch Toe to the STEP IN position and the Easy Switch Heel to the SKI position.

Simply move the tip of the boot forward over the step-in bracket in the toe unit and engage the toe pin units.
The Easy Switch Toe is automatically set to the downhill position.

Step-out

With a ski pole, the Easy Switch Toe can be conveniently set to the step-in position (bottom).The toe pin units will open and release the boot.

Boot compatibility

The only pin binding compatible with all standard ski touring boots with pin tech inserts.

Due to the difference in the width of the front pin inserts and the height of the bottom of the boots, other pin systems either close too tightly or not tightly enough.

Adjustment to the pin tech inserts

Another small, but very important technical detail: The SAFETY PIN SYSTEM always closes completely when in use.
In contrast, the function and defined safety release of the Diamir SAFETY PIN SYSTEM are individually adjustable to all ski touring boots with pin tech inserts and thus fully compatible.

The system is set via an adjustable pin.

Uphill mode/ Downhill mode

Easy Switch Concept

With a ski pole, the Easy Switch Toe and the Easy Switch Heel it is very easy to switch between downhill and uphill mode.

Uphill mode – including release

The SAFETY PIN TECH allows pin bindings to do what used to be reserved for bindings with jaw system: releasing in uphill mode.

In older pin bindings without release in uphill mode the toe unit is blocked while climbing to secure and laterally stabilize the tip of the boot. In addition, the system especially ensures that the pin levers will not inadvertently open as a result of lateral forces acting on the boot.

In the SAFETY PIN TECH, on the other hand, the toe pin units secure the tip of the boot without being blocked in uphill mode and will only release if necessary.
Additionally, the torsional forces acting on the tip of the boot are compensated by a special mechanism, providing the boot with optimum lateral stability for a secure footing.

The system can be set to the uphill mode in two easy steps.

With the Easy Switch Toe in the WALK position, the tip of the boot is additionally stabilized laterally in the toe unit.

With the Easy Switch Heel in the WALK position the heel is released to allow walking.

Downhill mode

It doesn’t get any easier. Lift the boot slightly above the heel pins, set the Easy Switch Heel to the SKI position and engage the boot with the heel insert via the heel pins. Then set the Easy Switch Toe to the SKI position.

Adaptation to the slope angle

Comfort Lever for three walk mode levels 2°/9°/13°

Adapting the walk mode to the slope angle is a breeze. The three optimally synchronized walk mode levels can be set in no time.

  • The uphill mode (Easy Switch Heel in uphill mode) also corresponds to the first walk model level (2°).
  • The second walk mode level (9°) is activated by simply pushing the Comfort Lever 1 forward.
  • For walk mode level 3 (13°) switch the Comfort Lever 2 to the Comfort Lever 1.

The walk mode levels can be changed at any time and very easily with a ski pole.

Traction

TRAXION TECH – crampons with adjustable penetration depth

All it takes is two clicks to attach the Diamir Traxion crampon to the front housing. With the rotatable adapter the space between the blade and the bottom of the boot can be perceptibly reduced at every walk mode level to adjust the penetration depth according to individual and specific needs and allowing a deep bite at all three walk mode levels. Clearly a significant benefit in terms of safety and comfort – and what’s more: individually adjustable.

Lateral safety release

Toe unit

Similar to modern release systems of alpine bindings, the lateral release in the toe unit occurs in two phases.

Swivel unit toe pins

In a first phase, the carriage with the toe pin unit slides laterally. In a second phase, the respective toe pin unit swivels out laterally to release the boot.
After the release, the toe pin unit can easily be reset by hand to its original position.

Integrated dynamic range

Similar to the Diamir SAFETY ALUBAR SYSTEM the SAFETY PIN SYSTEM also includes a dynamic range. The boot is not released until the dynamic range of 11 mm and the preset restoring force have been exceeded. As a result, the binding will only release when absolutely necessary.
This is an important safety feature, especially in uneven terrain.

Frontal safety release

Phase 1: Automatic heel release unit

The frontal safety release is triggered by the lateral swiveling of the heel pin units located in the heel housing. After exceeding a dynamic range of 4 mm and the preset restoring force, the heel pin units slide over the restraining wedges of the heel insert in the boot to release it.

Phase 2: Toe unit

The boot is then tilted forward via the front pins, pushing the Easy Switch Toe downward. This will also open the front of the system and release the boot.

Defined safety release

Active length compensation – the key to defined release

To ensure a defined release by the release mechanisms in any skiing situation, the contact pressure of the boot must remain constant at all times.
In the SAFETY PIN SYSTEM, a consistent contact pressure is ensured, even when the ski is significantly bent, by the active length compensation through the sliding back and forth of the heel unit on a guiding plate.

Conventional pin bindings are not provided with length compensation within the binding system. Instead, when the binding is mounted and adjusted to the length of the boot, a small gap is provided between the gripping edge of the boot and the heel part of the binding. This is why the boot is jammed between toe and heel parts when the ski is significantly bent and as a result, a defined release is made impossible.

Three times the power

Similar to Alpine bindings, the lateral release in the front and the frontal release in the back of the Safety Pin System have separate mechanisms and function independently. With this technical exclusivity of the pin systems it is possible to ensure optimal traction, especially in the heel area, which is so important for power transmission.

Heel Power

In the Safety Pin System, the power in the heel area is not only transmitted via the narrow pin support holding the boot. It is additionally transmitted via a solid step plate supporting the heel. The plate in turn is connected directly with the stable heel housing, which transmits the power along the full length to a torsion-resistant guide plate screwed directly to the ski.

In the systems with lateral release integrated into the heel unit, the movements of the heel unit, which is designed to rotate for lateral release, cause a loss in stability. Furthermore, the heel cannot be fully supported by a stable step plate because the additionally generated friction would adversely impact the lateral release.

Toe Power

The system is extensively supported by an optimal arrangement of the mounting screws holding the torsion-resistant front housing. There is no pin binding with better support via the front mounting points than the Diamir Vipec 12.

Flex Power

With the automatic heel system gliding back and forth on a guiding plate, the active length compensation of the SAFETY PIN SYSTEM ensures the best possible natural flex of the ski and thus always achieves a perfect grip across the entire length of the edge.

Specifications

DIN: 5 – 12
Ski width: > 67 mm
Weight: 470 g/unit without ski brake
Ski brakes
Standard options :
80 / 90 / 100 / 115
* Subject to technical changes.

Boot compatibility

The Diamir SAFETY PIN SYSTEM comprises several patented technologies enabling a defined release even when the ski is bent.
Compatible with all popular ski touring boots with corresponding inserts.
The only pin binding compatible with all standard ski touring boots with pin tech inserts. The front pins are adjustable to the different width of the pin tech inserts of all manufacturers.

Color Clips

Set consisting of one Color Clip each for the Easy Switch Heel and the Easy Switch Toe.

 

Available colors

Red/blue/green/lime/pink

 

Harscheisen Traxion

Optimal support in any terrain, but especially on steep slopes and difficult traverses or on hard-packed snow means both safety and comfort. Just like the Diamir Vipec 12 binding with the Diamir Safety Pin System, the matching crampons are also refreshingly different and offer a secure grip and significantly enhanced performance in any situation.

 

Trendsetting – TRAXION TECH

An absolute novelty is that the penetration depth is adjustable to specific user needs with a simple, yet sophisticated mechanism. Amazingly, even at the third walk mode level at 13° the crampons still bite very deeply into the snow and ensure consistent reinforcement at any level. The effective lightweight with sharp teeth offers far more support, comfort and security than conventional crampons.

 

Crampons Diamir Traxion – for ski tour buffs with highest demands

Along with state-of-the-art binding systems, accessories capable of handling the ever growing challenges and meeting very specific user needs under a variety of conditions are in demand. For ski touring on hard-packed snow in high mountain terrain the Diamir Traxion crampons are an optimal enhancement to the Diamir Safety Pin System. Based on weight-optimized construction the high-quality aluminum blade is cut and shaped with a specially developed high-precision process.

 

Available options:

Crampon Traxion 90/115

*The data apply to ski width in mm.
Subject to technical changes.

Ski brake

The ski brake was developed especially for the Safety Pin System. It engages automatically when the WALK position is selected. It is an important part of the equipment, which is geared towards the greatest possible safety.

 

Available options:

Ski brake 80/90/100/115

*The data apply to ski width in mm.
Subject to technical changes.

Frame ski brake

Only the brake frame is replaced, if necessary. The mechanism is reusable.

 

Available options:

Frame ski brake 80/90/100/115

*The data apply to ski width in mm.
Subject to technical changes.

Safety strap

Safety leash – to prevent loss of ski

Must be used in combination with ski brake!

Description

The safety strap is easy to use and can be quickly fixed when required.

Operating Instructions & Videos

The Diamir SAFETY PIN SYSTEM comprises several patented technologies enabling a defined release even when the ski is bent.
Compatible with all popular ski touring boots with corresponding inserts.
The only pin binding compatible with all standard ski touring boots with pin tech inserts. The front pins are adjustable to the different width of the pin tech inserts of all manufacturers.