This pre-order is a $20 deposit to get your name on the waiting list and ensure earliest possible delivery of the much-anticipated new offering in the world of PIN tech touring bindings. Upon ordering you'll receive a 10% discount code for when you order your Freetour in the fall, as a show of our appreciation for your early support. This is your chance to get the lowest price available. It will also be an opportunity for you and fellow committed CAST supporters to offer feedback on the final tweaks to the design.
Created to be the highest performing Alpine Touring option for both the up and the down. The FreeTour uphill upgrade kit, is a set of components designed by Cast to be added to Look Pivot 18 bindings. Customers must purchase their alpine bindings separately and send them to Cast for the installation of our components. The Freetourfeatures an integrated quick release mechanism which allows the system to utilize lightweight tech touring toe pieces for climbingand full alpine bindings for skiing. If you're tired of risking your knees by locking your tech bindings, this is your solution. If your tired of lugging around a frame binding to save your knees, this is also your solution. Why not keep the safety and feel of an alpine binding and the lightweight efficiency of a tech binding? Simply put the system provides better release and retention characteristics than any other touring binding available while providing the freedom and touring efficiency of a low tech pin style binding.
Price for the kit plus installation
Special Pre-Order Price: $310.00
Once the kit is installed the specifications for the upgraded bindings are as follows:
Stand height of 20mm.
Both an alpine ISO 5355 standard AFD version and a WTR AFD version.
Weight: 2000 grams touring weight per pair.
Climbing bails for flat, 8 and 12.5 degrees.
An auto-locking brake retainer.
The assembled Freetour features 28mm vertical heel travel and 45mm lateral toe travel The Freetour also features multidirectional release making it the safest and most reliable binding on the market.
LOW STAND HEIGHT / SUPERIOR SKI FEEL
The Freetour features a low stand height of 20mm above the ski. The low stand height, short mounting zone, and elastic travel give the binding the best ski feel available.
LOW OVERALL WEIGHT / TECH EFFICIENCY
The use of our super light tech toe reduces touring weight to a minimum, at just 2000 grams. Using a pintech toe piece allows for the most efficient skinning stride and has zero lifted weight on the heel. The tech toe makes kickturns, gliding and sidehilling easier, which will constantly help reduce effort during the approach.
The climbing aids can be easily activated with a ski pole between flat, 8 degree, and 12.5 degree climbing modes.
AUTOLOCK SKI BRAKES
Flip a switch step down and your brakes are held up for touring mode. Flip the switch back and the brakes release for ski mode.
This simple and robust locking mechanism allows for fast transitioning between alpine and touring mode. Both the tech toe and alpine toe slide on and autolock 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 tech and alpine toes are released with a low-profile slider switch.
SKI CRAMPON CLIP
An integrated clip on the tech toe lets you easily slide on ski crampons.
QUICK SWAP ANTI FRICTION DEVICES (AFD)
We offer both an alpine ISO 5355 standard AFD and a WTR AFD that are easily interchanged without tools using a quick clip mechanism.