If you're heading into the backcountry and you need extra ankle support then Paramark has you covered. The high-back cuff with ladder strap and ratchet buckle brace your ankle giving great edge control when downhill skiing (Parallel and Telemark!), traversing or kiting. And the toe fixture - webbing and ladder straps and ratchet buckle - allow for a wide range of boot lengths and widths. Oh, and did we mention, you can use virtually any boot with a Paramark binding, no need for dedicated ski boots which are often costly and uncomfortable.
If you already have our Vintro or Sinch model then you're most of the way there, all you need is a Paramark cuff and strap assembly and you're off. Cheaper and easy to install.
Paramark is the revolutionary ski touring binding you've been waiting for.
Available in Regular and Wide. How to choose.
Paramark is built on Flexi's Ultima System, a revolutionary concept in ski touring bindings. Click here for a full range of Ultima System features.
The key to Paramark's stability is the ankle cuff. Similar to a snowboard binding highback, the cuff provides stiffness to boots with little or no ankle support, allowing you to edge, turn and traverse. It attaches to the rear cam slots using 304 stainless bolts,washers and Genloch nuts, easy to remove if you want to change to our strap systems for an extreme-cold polar trip. The high-quality ratchet buckles couple with ladder straps to lock your boot in. Easy in, easy out.
Another ratchet buckle is riveted to a 25mm webbing strap that attaches to the cam slots on the front of the binding. The no-tools strap allows for fast and easy adjustment to your boot bulk.
During our ladder strap R&D, we froze multiple materials down to -40c in an industrial test freezer and placed them under severe load; only DuPont Hytrel came out unscathed. We then field tested Hytrel on expeditions across Greenland and to both poles, a combined 1300km and 65 days, and it came up trumps. Attached by the same stainless hardware, we provide 3 sizes of ladder strap per pair allowing you to chop and change depending on your boot bulk.
Weight: 1450g / 51oz (including multi-shims, heel plates, mounting plates, cuffs, straps, buckles and fasteners)
Shipping weight: 1.75kg / 62oz
Base Plate: 6mm polyethylene
Boot Cage: aluminium
Mounting Plate: aluminium, anodised
Heel Plate: 14mm polyethylene
Heel Shim: 6mm polyethylene
Ankle Cuff: 2mm polyethylene
Ladder straps: Hytrel
Rathchet buckles: high-grade Italian-made
Minimum ski waist width required: 45mm
Made in: Australia