(This post sponsored by our publishing partner Cripple Creek Backcountry.)
Someone asked. Evo and Vipec ski touring binding heels are more similar than different. They have virtually the same vertical elasticity (very little, same as other classic tech bindings), similar heel lifts, and the same pin height above ski. A few photos. I did not do a tear down for fear of ruining my functional set of Evos, we’ll perhaps do that during summer. Though I’m not sure a teardown is necessary. Any questions, ask away.
Not much else. The huge difference is of course between Vipec/Evo and Tecton. I’m not sure a comparo in that regard is appropriate, too much apples to oranges. Tecton heel is almost entirely and strongly different in that it does not have pins, and is not a “classic” tech binding heel of any sort.
More Evo and Vipec coverage here and here.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.