Vintage Backcountry Skiing Bindings – Tyrolia Tour


This post by WildSnow.com blogger  

Another museum display. This time an older randonnee backcountry skiing binding from the collection, showing the transition from the cable era.

Tyrolia vintage backcountry skiing binding.
Click here for this binding’s museum display.

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3 Responses to “Vintage Backcountry Skiing Bindings – Tyrolia Tour”

  1. Matt McNamara February 20th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the awesome binding history! About 8 years ago I was pulling gear together on a budget for a ski traverse of Chugach state park, and I ended up using a pair of the Silvretta Saas Fee bindings that had been mounted on a pair of mid 80s TUAs with flourescent highlights(of course). I had no idea what I had gotten my hands on at the time(free from girlfriends mothers closet). In any case, they did the job admirably with me wearing my Lowa leather climbing boots. Since I typically snowboard, I was given some good natured grief about being the knuckledragger on the trip. How fitting that I would be sking on a piece of… history.
    Cheers,
    Matt
    P.S: I left the skis in Alaska- God know where they are now.

  2. Kirt Brown January 9th, 2010 2:14 am

    I don’t see the Tyrolia TRB Binding in your collection. It was a great binding. I still use them and have picked up others for spare parts. I think it was only sold in the States for a year or so, but I understand was popular in Europe. Kirt

  3. Lou January 9th, 2010 6:41 am

    Kirt,they’re in the actual physical collection, just haven’t made the webpage for it yet.Thanks for bringing it up, as I should get on that!

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