2018-2019 Fritschi Evo and Tecton Brakes – Improved

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | December 15, 2018      

This post sponsored by our publishing partner Cripple Creek Backcountry.

I’ve been playing around with the latest Fritschi Tecton and Evo binding versions. More coming, today a Friday briefing. As you may recall, a few folks broke the ski brake on their 2017-2018 Tecton-Evo. While there might have been an “in line” change to help with this, I’m not certain. But I carefully examined the 2018-2019 brake for changes that might cure the problem. It appears the brake assembly is mostly the same, with what appears to be one key change.

The brakes in question.

The brakes in question.

Original Tecton-Evo brake above, 2018-19 version below.

Original Tecton-Evo brake above, 2018-19 version below. The area indicated by arrow measures to be slightly thicker, unless I’m imagining things. It’s also possible that Fritschi had a problem with plastic strength, one would assume they would have taken care of that as well.

While playing around with these items, I was reminded that removing or installing the brakes can be confusing. If you are humbled by Fritschi’s simple complexity, seee our exposition here.


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6 Responses to “2018-2019 Fritschi Evo and Tecton Brakes – Improved”

  1. Cody December 15th, 2018 4:49 pm

    So how much more does it weigh now? 😛 But glad to see them address this issue.

  2. Lou Dawson 2 December 15th, 2018 5:52 pm

    Cody, at most half a gram (smile), the change is minimal, the photo exaggerates it. If that brake breaks now I’ll eat my socks, after washing. Lou

  3. Paul grasseschi December 15th, 2018 9:33 pm

    What is the best 2018 at boot for wide feet?
    I don’t have time for all this webby face booky bloggy pass wordy bullshit. I do actually want to ski before I am dead.

  4. Giancarlo Ferretti December 16th, 2018 6:51 am

    Hello, I am the owner of the Tecton 12 first model (some time ago we have already heard) and I have not quite understood what the improvement performed by Fritschi on the brake system consists of. Can you explain it better? Thanks and best regards.
    Ferretti Giancarlo
    San Benedetto Del Tronto – Italy

  5. Lou Dawson 2 December 16th, 2018 8:20 am

    Slightly stronger. Some of the original ones broke. Link in article above. Lou

  6. Mike December 18th, 2018 8:37 am

    Is there any change to the brake sizing this year? They’ve been pretty inconsistent (and huge) in the past couple years.

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