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TwentyTwo Designs Axl Telemark Bindings


    TwentyTwo Designs Axl Telemark Bindings

    The TwentyTwo Designs Axl telemark bindings get you deep into the backcountry and won't disappoint as you carve the steeps and catch air on the way back to your ride home.

    • $320.00

    Item # 806358

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    • Free pivot point located directly under the 3-pin line takes the resistance out of skinning up hill; lock the pivot point down when you're ready to link turns
    • Optimize the feel of the bindings by selecting 1 of 3 cable guide positions; move the pin forward for a more neutral feel and back for a more active feel
    • Cables and springs are routed underfoot to allow telemark boots to flex naturally at the bellows; springs provide more than 2 in. of travel
    • Spring-loaded HammerHeel climbing bails are easy to flip up and down with your ski pole
    • 2,000-lb. test cable and solid steel toe pieces withstand hard use in the mountains
    • 6-hole mounting pattern creates a solid connection to the ski
    • Size small for boots sized Mondo 25 and under; size large for Mondo 25.5 and up

    Made in USA.

    Item 806358

    REI will gladly mount your bindings. An additional fee may apply, so please contact one of our participating REI ski shops for a quote.

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    TwentyTwo Designs Axl Telemark Bindings Specs
    Best use
    Backcountry skiing
    Not applicable
    1,769 grams
    Boot compatibility
    Adjustment range
    Brake width (mm)
    Weight per pair

    TwentyTwo Designs Axl Telemark Bindings

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    Rated 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by frombusted heel thorw The heel thorw busted in the shop while the binding was being mounted! 22 design tells me others have had this problem. Axl users beware! My volie heel throw has never failed in 15 years of use. this is not a good sign!
    Date published: 2011-02-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromDidn't know what I was missing, Awesome! I switched from the G3 Targa to the Axl. The difference was dramatic and immediate. I instantly felt like my trailing foot maintained power and my boot flexed at the bellows (no more floppy rear ski). I've only spent three days on them so far on resorts, but I am looking forward to the free pivot and my next backcountry trip. Awesome binding! Overall, I added weight compared to the G3 Targa's but it was well worth it.
    Date published: 2012-03-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromlove theses bindings! I LOVED how easy it was to change from touring to active mode. I am used to the older HH bindings which were IMPOSSIBLE to switch under snowy conditions. These do NOT ice up or jam up at all. Completely friction-free uphill for climbing. Even the pin change for how active you want these changes easily. Installation was about average difficulty. Instructions were fine for that.
    Date published: 2012-03-17
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromBest Tele Binding The Hammerhead has been considered the ultimate tele binding by providing the best lateral power transfer, bomber construction and stability. However, the Hammerhead had one flaw in its lack of the free pivot point. The Axl combined the great cosntruction from the Hammerhead with a well functioning pivot point and it is now without a doubt the standard for tele binding ( although it may be rivaled by the NTN). I have abused my binding with multiple backcountry trips and with over 40 days inbound and the binding has been awesome. If you are a true tele skier, read the reviews in Telemark Mag or Backcountry for validation.
    Date published: 2011-04-17
    Rated 5out of5
    by frombest binding for backcountry downhill We have two pairs of Axls in my house--50-75 days on them at least between the two. We also own Voile Switchbacks and an NTN setup. The Switchbacks are lighter and more efficient uphill, and the NTN gives better control in a resort, but the Axl has the best balance of uphill and downhill performance. 22 Designs had some heel throws break (including one of ours when over-tightened) in the 2009-2010 season. They sent a free replacement as soon as I called, and my understanding is that the problem has been resolved. The broken throw didn't damage the cable or interfere with finishing the ski day.
    Date published: 2011-04-23

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