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2013 Tyrolia Adrenaline 16 Bindings

Posted

Pros: Less than 6 pounds/pair, 5-16 release settings, easy to adjust, easy to free the heel

Cons: Icing of the locking plate impedes locking the heel, light for a heavy-weight AT binding, but still heavy.

As the last to enter the heavy-weight AT binding market Tyrolia is not turning any heads. IF they had been earlier they might, and IF they bother to promote this binding they will garner a decent following. That's two many IFs in my book.

Nonetheless, the Adrenaline is a pretty well thought out plate binding. It skis well, with a huge range of release settings, from DIN 5-16. Those who want leverage for fat skis will appreciate being 36mm above the ski, those who want powder sensitivity should switch to tele. wink.gif

Where the Adrenaline smokes the competition is in uphill mode. It is the lightest heavyweight binding, weighing in at 5 lbs., 12 oz. for the large sized plate (less for the small). Switching to tour mode does not require stepping out of the binding, and with a minimum of practice is easy and reliable. What is not so reliable is locking 'er back down. The combination of an open cell plastic frame and metal locking plate practically guarantee snow will build up under the heel. Depending on snow conditions that snow may pack into ice, or not. If it does, you'll need to chip the ice away to lock the heel back down. The Duke and Guardian suffer from the same issue, so it isn't any worse, just something to be aware of.

It has three climbing heights, and the climbing post is easy to engage (similar to the Duke). If I were looking for a go-anywhere alpine binding the Adrenaline would beat out the Guardian for weight and easier mode switching, and equal the Duke for downhill performance.

More details in my review at EarnYourTurns.com

Posted

Pros: Lightest in class

 

 

This is more a preview than a review but...Tyrolia has introduce a viable contender in the competitive sidecounty binding market. While I have yet to get the new binding on snow, I did have a chance to play with it at the SIA show in January of the big three in this category the Tyrolia/Head is the lightest by over 100 grams. 

 

More to come when I get these on snow next season. 

 

Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

 

 

2013 Tyrolia Adrenaline 16 Bindings
Description:

Tyrolia breaks through the back country scene with the Adrenaline 16 binding. With its easy mechanism, light weight design (2600 grams/set), and adaptability from DIN to AT boots, this is a good binding whether you're seeking the side country or back country. Stand height 36 MM

Details:
DetailValue
Manufacturer Warrantyn/a
Binding DIN Range5-16
Brake Width88. 97. 115. 130
Recommended Skier Weightn/a
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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