We’ve created the world’s first pin-tech touring system with the full reliability, safety and bomber performance of an alpine binding. CAST’s patented and fully integrated quick-release mechanism allows you go uphill on super-light pin-tech touring toes, and shred down on a full alpine setup in a matter of seconds. The result is a first of its kind, confidence inspiring backcountry experience.
The Freetour Kit maintains all of the reliability and performance of the most trusted alpine bindings in skiing. Full alpine release and retention characteristics provide unmatched safety for all of your backcountry exploits. CAST designs and produces all of our parts with maximum durability in mind. The kit will hold up to all of the abuses you can put them through for years to come. This kit will not leave you stranded, whether you are milking the last of a lift served powder day or multiple days into a winter camping mission.
The use of our super light tech toe at 128 grams reduces touring weight to a minimum. Replace your Freetour Pivot alpine toe with this tech toe and it will reduce your overall weight to just 1000 grams per ski. Using a pin-tech toe piece allows you to have the most efficient skinning stride, has zero lifted weight on the heel, and is super strong. The tech toe allows for fluid kick turns, gliding, and side-hilling. This will help you conserve energy during the approach and on the ascent, save that for the down!
The Freetour is an aftermarket upgrade that adds touring capabilities to the Look Pivot 15 or 18 bindings. These bindings provide a release value range of either 6-15 or 8-18. Installing the kit requires swapping out the lower portion of the alpine toe pieces. This is a simple procedure detailed in the tutorial video as well as the mounting instructions.
The Freetour is available with any combination of AFDs to fit all three major boot norms. If you have multiple pairs of boots with different soles you can buy different AFD's and swap out the AFDs for the boots you will be using for that day. (See the video below on how to swap AFDs)
Alpine "ISO 5355" AFDs will fit all alpine boots that meet ISO 5355. This sole is your traditional smooth Alpine sole we all grew up with. This includes boots that have CAST’s tech conversion.
GripWalk "ISO 23223 "AFDswill fit all boots with GripWalk soles. Due to the limited overlap between Alpine and GripWalk geometry, we chose to design these AFDs to create maximum energy transfer and more consistent function specifically for the GripWalk norm, as a result, they will not work with Alpine boots.
Touring "ISO 9523" AFDsare sized to accommodate boots that meet the ISO 9523 touring boot standard. However, the release and retention characteristics of these boots will be affected by the boot’s sole material and tread pattern, as well as significant variance within this standard. They will also fit WTR Boots (Walk to Ride boots).
The simple and robust locking mechanisms allow for fast transitioning between alpine and touring. Both the tech toe and alpine toe slide on and auto-lock into position. The tech toe has a secondary lock mechanism when stepped into with a boot. This secondary lock creates zero play and reduces stress on the primary lock while touring, increasing hardware longevity. The forward pressure of the alpine binding has the same effect when a boot is engaged in the binding, removing pressure from the primary lock and eliminating play for maximum energy transfer.
The Freetour’s compact heel assembly mounts in two holes positioned in front of the heel piece. It includes a brake retainer and two climbing bails. The brake retainer is easily engaged by flipping it from the forward position back over the brake and stepping down on the heel. The climbing bails can be easily activated with a ski pole between flat, 8 degree, or 12.5 degree climbing modes.
The tech toes have integrated ski crampon clips allowing for easy installation and removal of ski crampons. The crampon clip is compatible with all Dynafit style ski crampons, these are available in all ski widths on our accessories page. When you are not quite sure what conditions will be like, throw a set in your bag.
The Freetour kit includes all of the components you will need to add touring capabilities to the Look Pivot 15 and 18 alpine bindings.
• A pair of toe pedestals with integrated quick release.
• A pair of tech touring toes with integrated quick release.
• A pair of brake retainers and 0°, 8°, and 12° climbing aids.
•A pair of toe shims and all of the hardware you will need to mount the kit.
The Freetour kit uses the existing Pivot binding mount holes with two additional holes for our heel assembly located in front of the alpine heel piece. Check out the Freetour Manual for upgrade and mounting instructions.
All bindings must be properly adjusted to the users boot sole length, height, weight, and release preference. The ski/boot/binding system must then be tested with the user's boots in accordance with industry standards before use, to ensure proper function.
If you are not a properly trained ski technician with the proper tools and a jig, you must have your bindings mounted by an authorized Look® or Cast® dealer.