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Black Diamond - Helio 180 Bindings

Black Diamond Helio 180 Bindings

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Tech Specs

aluminum alloy, stainless steel
Release Rating:
6, 8, 10
Boot Compatibility:
Heel Elevators:
2 heights plus flat
Claimed Weight:
[pair] 12.7oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing, randonee, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Helio 180 Binding

Part of Black Diamond's new, ultralight, high-performance binding line, the Helio 180 Binding is designed so you can move quickly and efficiently towards your mission in the mountains. Weighing a mere 12.7 ounces per pair, you'll crush long ascents with ease, and whether your day entails a flat slog or breaking trail up a steep ridgeline, three heel riser options allow you to maximize your climbing efficiency. When it's time to click your heel in for the descent, you'll feel secure and confident through each turn. Three release values provide customization according to your aggressiveness and weight, while a lateral and vertical heel spring deliver consistency so you can focus on the line at hand.

  • Ultralight binding for long or quick missions
  • Release values of 6, 8, or 10 for reliable descents
  • Lateral and vertical heel spring for consistent release
  • Heel tower spins 180 degrees for a third heel riser

Light but not user friendly

    I bought this for ski mountaineering where weight is an issue. The binding is very light and meets all skiing expectations. The main issue is that to go from a flat / neutral foot placement to your riser setting you have to actually bend over and turn the heel piece which a complete pain in *&^&^%. Turning the heel piece is really hard to do...you need to reef on it to turn it. Trying to do this on an inclined slope is very frustrating...unlike most bindings where a flip of your pole gives you riser options. I would not recommend this binding simply because of the riser / heel operating feature.