Shop Mounting and Adjustment Instructions Fritschi Diamir Vipec

Post by blogger | October 24, 2013      

The gear priests of SLC told us to publish these if it perhaps gave more insight into the binding. I believe it does, so here you go. I did it as a separate blog post so it’s easier to update or whatever as time goes by. Click on the images to enlarge. The images don’t clarify how to adjust for boot length. Using screw as illustrated, crank heel unit fore and aft till the small rectangular plastic area touches the boot heel. Thus, in static position the binding has no pre-loaded “forward pressure.” Once you start skiing, action of the ski flexing utilizes spring loaded heel unit.


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30 Responses to “Shop Mounting and Adjustment Instructions Fritschi Diamir Vipec”

  1. Charlie October 24th, 2013 7:39 pm

    Very cool; far more descriptive than the usual “first looks” you get from traditional blogging. Thank you! :).

  2. Joe Risi October 25th, 2013 7:19 am

    Ha Duckman is certainly NOT traditional!

  3. XXX_er October 25th, 2013 8:27 am

    looks like with the rental unit you get to change boot center without redrilling the ski, wonder how much extra that weighs/costs ?

  4. Joan December 21st, 2013 4:13 pm

    Reupping this after some months… any idea of how much will it cost? Looks nice!

  5. MBR December 27th, 2013 7:23 am

    Anyone know what the boot sole length adjustment range will be without any of the optional guide plates? Or is the Guiding plate 25 the stock mounting range?

  6. giovanni November 8th, 2014 1:59 pm

    Anyone has the paper template of the vipec? i bought it on line and there was’nt…

  7. Lou Dawson 2 November 8th, 2014 3:00 pm
  8. giovanni November 9th, 2014 2:02 am

    yes, you are,
    Thanks a lot Lou!

  9. Lou Dawson 2 November 9th, 2014 6:04 am

    Well, just for future reference, please note the search box at top of all pages, at left. In your case you could have keyed in something like “vipec template” and had what you needed. This same search would have been successful in the regular Google as well. I don’t mind helping out but my allotted minutes on the planet are fast being used up (grin). ‘best, Lou

  10. Travis January 14th, 2015 6:57 pm

    Is there a place where I can find this paper jig? My bindings didn’t come with one. Thanks!

  11. Lou Dawson 2 January 14th, 2015 10:40 pm

    Travis, are you joking? Read the comment thread above. Lou

  12. giovanni January 15th, 2015 2:34 pm

    mounted with the paper template, perfect.
    skied and very impressive sensations.
    nice, nice. very simple to insert the boot, no problem. you have only to sign your pins on the boot and the play is done…
    very good unit…

  13. Dustin February 8th, 2015 10:03 am

    I’m running through the mount and got everything on a scrap board first to practice. When I throw it into walk mode the brake drops back down. Is there a way to keep it engaged? Did I miss something or do something wrong? Thanks!

  14. Dustin February 8th, 2015 10:14 am

    Never mind. I just wasn’t pushing the walk mode down enough.

    Great post! looking forward to getting out on these.

  15. D Schlichter May 23rd, 2015 7:47 am

    Any comments on putting a Vipec binding on a Rossignol BC 125

  16. Lou Dawson 2 May 23rd, 2015 8:39 am

    Hi Shlichter, I can’t think of anything in particular, what’s your main concern? Lou

  17. D Schlichter May 23rd, 2015 8:48 am

    I was wondering if I would mount binding with boot centered on ski or set back like a nnn binding . It seems that the template puts the binding a bit forward on this ski . Thanks for getting back to me on this ?

  18. Lou Dawson 2 May 23rd, 2015 8:57 am

    Does the ski have a boot location mark that’s supposed to correspond to the middle of the boot sole length? Lou

  19. D Schlichter May 23rd, 2015 9:34 am

    Ok the ski has a middle of the ski mark and balance point . That is all , This ski is more a xc ski , maybe more for nnn or free heel

  20. Lou Dawson 2 May 23rd, 2015 10:09 am

    Oh! I that case I have no idea where you’d best mount a ski touring AT binding such as Vipec. Lou

  21. D Schlichter May 23rd, 2015 10:12 am

    OK Thanks

  22. Nick October 30th, 2015 11:21 am

    Hi Lou. Followed your site for some years but never posted any questions before because I can usually find the answers already !! I’m sure I’ve seen the answer to this somewhere but I can’t find it. How much adjustment in length is there in the Fritschi Vipec heel binding ? My wife currently skis with Scarpe Freedom SLs but is looking at the Atomic Backland as a touring boot and we’re wondering if the much shorter boot length will be a problem. Unfortunately our skis are in the Aosta Valley were we spend the winter so we can’t easily check from the UK !

    Great site with excellent information.

  23. Nick October 30th, 2015 11:22 am

    Sorry Lou. Typo in the previous email

  24. Jacob January 26th, 2016 6:54 am


    I have seen the template in the other post but it doesnt show where on the ski im supposed to mount it. I would like a tenplate like the one on your pictures on this post.

    Thanks alot for the great guide otherwise!

  25. Josh April 9th, 2016 6:34 pm

    Make sure to check the jig before you drill! The one we have is 15mm off!

  26. Blakevw December 13th, 2016 6:34 pm

    A video showing how to build a jig from this paper template:

    Thanks for checking it out!

    feel free to subscribe 🙂

  27. Lou Dawson 2 December 13th, 2016 7:48 pm

    Nice video and I’m honored to have our work used, but I’m not sure it’s necessary to make a template from a template — yet doing a practice mount on a 2×4 or chunk of plywood is always a good idea. Lou

  28. Ingo November 29th, 2017 4:40 pm

    Great instructions. I copied the sticker template from above, scaled it and printed it at the correct size (assuming the sole length scale is in cm). With this it seems the drill holes match the holes in my binding nicely. Aligning the sole length marker with my ski center, it also seems the boot comes to sit where it should, the center of the boot right over the center line of my skis when clipped into the toe unit. Only the heel unit seems to end up way to far to the front. Is this what Josh meant, when he said the jig is 15mm off? 15mm may be about it, actually. So the sticker template is 15 mm off for the toe piece?

  29. Ingo November 29th, 2017 4:41 pm

    Sorry … 15 mm off for the heel piece I meant.

  30. Sean February 23rd, 2018 8:05 pm

    I’m hoping these rental tracks will save a newish ski for me(hole conflict, miss drill). Will the rental track work for the new vipec evo? Are the rental tracks add ons to existing vipecs or are there rental toe/heel pieces required for rental tracks? Any idea on price(if it works for vipec evo, my search isn’t turning up much on rental tracks other than Lou’s bc bible). Much obliged for any beta

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