Black Diamond Helio 145 Binding
Black Diamond has entered the world of racing with this ultra light binding designed to take you to new heights with its lightweight and simplistic build. Combine everything we look for in a race binding, Black Diamond has created a compact Aluminum alloy constructed binding that is both reliable and practically weightless.
The Helio 145 is designed to provide maximized torsional rigidity and structural soundness. Along with the Aluminum Alloy construction the Helio 145 is built with Stainless steel to help with durable and streght to make the band last and stay responsive in higher speeds.
The heel allows for a full 360 degrees of rotation and allows three separate climbing heights. simply rotate 90 degree for flat hiking, 180 degrees for +42mm of hit, and in quick transitions the riser will cover your pins and provide a +38mm of height.
The Helio 145 come in three different release values dependent on your what and skiing strength. You have the option of either the 6 DIN rated pins, 8 DIN, or 10 DIN.
I purchased Helio 145s and paired them with an Atomic Backland 65 ski and Backland Carbon boots - I am really enjoying this setup. Super high performance, super light weight. Transitioning from uphill to ski is a breeze. Bindings lock securely, and have held up to some hard skiing while delivering solid performance. I would recommend these wholeheartedly.