Full Alpine Performance and Durability
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 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 and won’t leave you stranded, whether you are milking the last of a lift served powder day or days into a winter camping mission.
Lightweight Tech Touring Efficiency
The use of our super light tech toe reduces touring weight to a minimum, at just 1000 grams per ski. Using a pin-tech toe piece allows for the most efficient skinning stride and has zero lifted weight on the heel. 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!shop
Alpine Binding Conversion
The Freetour is an aftermarket upgrade that adds touring capabilities to bindings that LOOK like the ones pictured and utilize a PIVOTING heel piece to provide a release value range of 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. If you do not feel comfortable performing the conversion, we will gladly convert your bindings for you. Just mark the option at checkout and send them to our shop address.
Alpine, WTR & GripWalk Anti-Friction Devices
The Freetour is available with any combination of AFDs to fit all three major boot norms.
The Alpine AFDs will fit all alpine boots that meet ISO 5355, this includes boots that have CAST’s tech conversion. WTR AFDs will fit Walk to Ride boots, they are also sized to accommodate boots that meet 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. GripWalk AFDs will 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.
Auto-Locking Quick Release
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.
Ski Crampon Clip
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.
Freetour Upgrade Components
The Freetour kit includes all of the components you will
need to add touring capabilities to your 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 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.