Daymaker Tekdapters


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Introducing the Daymaker Tekdapter – your ultimate tool for ski touring adventures. With its innovative design, Tekdapters revolutionises your experience on the slopes. Harness the efficiency of pin-tech ski touring during your ascent, while enjoying the safety and performance of DIN certified alpine bindings on the descent. Tekdapters seamlessly integrates into any alpine binding, instantly converting them into a high-performance pin interface tech binding for uphill accents. Its collapsible design allows for easy storage in your pack, ensuring a worry-free descent without the risk of pre-release or injury from non-releasable touring bindings. Navigate variable snow conditions with newfound confidence, securely clicked into your familiar, unmodified alpine bindings. Crafted with three years of development and testing, the Tekdapter is packed with features yet remains lightweight at just 530g each. Experience ski touring like never before with the Daymaker Tekdapter.

Boot Sole Compatability:  Alpine and GripWalk with Pin Inserts

Weight: 1060g/pair

Adjustment Range: 255mm to 345mm

Climbing Aids: Neutral, Medium and High

Teklock System
The Teklock system is made possible by the unique Jaw Plate component. This highly machined T6 Aluminum part utilizes compliant zones that flex within the materials range of elastic deformation to close the pins directly onto the tech inserts in the toe of your boot. This is superior to a pivoting closure as there is zero slop, zero wear, less weight and more strength. The carefully considered cutouts on the front of the Jaw Plates precisely wrap around even the deepest and widest toe pieces, like the infamous Salomon STH series, giving you the freedom to ski tour on your most trusted bindings for the utmost in backcountry performance and safety.

Glove & Ski Pole Friendly Teklock Lever
Lock into the TEKDAPTERS with an easy to operate quick release lever. Unlock the system with an oversized lever loop designed to fit your ski pole, avoiding the need to bend down to step out of the adapter.

Crampon Compatible Design Tekdaters 
The through-shaft of the Teklock system doubles as a mounting interface for Daymaker-specific crampons. (Coming soon)

Sole-Sync™ Quick Adjustment System
The Sole-Sync™ system makes setting up Tekdaters to match your boot soles a breeze. Collapse the Tekdaters from a maximum length of 345mm down to a minuscule 255mm with the flip of a switch!

Z-Clamp Quick Release
With the flick of a glove-friendly quick release lever, the Tekdaters unlock both telescopic tubes at once for fast and effortless resizing.

Customize Your Size
The alphabetically scaled telescopic tubes can be trimmed just like ski poles, to reduce the pack-size down to an unobtrusive 205mm in length. An internal topout cord, which keeps the Tekdaters from overextending, can be tied off for a super fast and precise deployment to your exact boot size, every time.

Tool-Free AFD Adjust
The tool free Anti Friction Device (AFD) Shims are easily adjustable to match the exact thickness of your boot soles. From Gripwalk soles (ISO 9355) to Downhill (ISO 5355), SOLESYNC has got you covered, no matter how worn down your boots get.

PitchSwitch Riser System
Ascend confidently on the most challenging terrain with the Tekdapters 3-position PitchSwitch riser system. Each position features our unique “Field Goal Guide Rails” designed to guide your boot into place as you step down. This gives you powerful edging capability for tricky terrain. The upright positions of the PitchSwitch feature traction grooves to further grip your boot sole so you can confidently tackle steep traverses and challenging kick turns without slipping.

Neutral Stance Compensation
Just like the beloved DAYMAKERS CLASSIC, the Tekdaters lowest mode is designed at  -2º. This negative angle compensates for the forward ramp built into your ski boots, and provides for an incredibly comfortable upright stance while touring flat terrain, ridge lines, and mellow descents.

Spring-Loaded Precision
The spring loaded cam mechanism inside the PitchSwitch ensures precise location of the risers making it incredibly fast and easy to operate with your ski pole.

Ice Shedding 
Hydrophobic materials with polished gloss finishes are utilized to prevent ice buildup in key locations. The open, ported design of the cam mechanism ensures ice and snow can be mechanically ejected each time the elevator is cycled. This ensures trouble free operation in the deepest and most packable snow conditions.

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buying guide

Useful guidelines to assist you when buying your gear.

Ski Binding buying guide

Often overlooked, ski bindings are easily one of the most important pieces in your ski setup. From safety to performance, the right binding can make a huge difference.

There are a few different types of bindings that all serve separate purposes. It is important to take into consideration where you spend the most time on the mountain and how aggressively you will be skiing.

Downhill / Alpine

Alpine bindings constitute the largest majority of the market. Since these bindings are primarily focused on the retention/release in regards to the ski boot, they have the highest amounts of elasticity which guarantees the best release possible. When you’re looking at alpine bindings, it may be hard to tell what the difference is and why you would splash out a bit more for one versus the next. Here’s a few of the major differences:

  • Materials: One of the more noticeable things that change between bindings. Less-expensive bindings are often made with durable plastic which keeps them lightweight. This is great for a more relaxed or lighter skier, but might not be durable enough for someone bigger or more aggressive. As you jump into some of the higher-end bindings, many of them are reinforced with carbon, magnesium, aluminium, and even steel in some cases. This gives them a longer life even when they take a beating often.
  • Elasticity: Maintains the fine line between pre-releasing and releasing when you need to. The more elasticity a binding has, the better it’s ability to release at the exact right moment. This is very important in disciplines such as freeride, freestyle, and race where large amounts of force are exerted into the binding regularly.
  • Release mechanisms: Vary slightly from binding to binding. Some bindings have added forms of release such as an upward release in the toe or rotating heel units. These added features ensure the smoothest natural release in any situation.

Sole norm compatibility – a very important thing to keep in mind when buying a binding. Most recent alpine bindings can take a variety of sole norms including Alpine, AT, WTR, and Gripwalk. However, some can only take one or two of these. Check with us if you’re unsure on what your boot is compatible with.


When choosing an touring binding the first thing to think about is what your ratio of touring to resort skiing will be. While a lightweight pin binding will be great for a long tour, it won’t always hold up to the rigors of constant laps at the resort. Likewise a frame binding will provide a very solid platform to ski on and a great reliable release, but it will be a lot of extra work on day long and multi-day tours. Finding the balance is key.

  • Pin tech: These bindings are the lightest options and typically have the easiest touring functions to use. They usually have a simple switch between touring and skiing, and they all have climbing aids for steeper terrain. They have a simple point release in the toe and usually a vertical and lateral release in the heel. Some newer options have an alpine style heel peice for a more consistent release out of the heel, and some even have a lateral release out of the toe which is a major aid in knee injury prevention. Pin tech bindings should be primarily reserved for touring use and time used on the resort should be limited.
  • Frame: frame bindings provide all the safety and durability of an alpine binding, but with the added capability to tour. These are a great option for people who ski primarily inbounds but may do a few tours a year as well. They are also great if you are on a budget.
  • Crossover: This has just started to become an important sector in the alpine touring category. These bindings have the ability to be converted between pin binding and alpine binding styles. This gives the ease of touring up on a tech binding while giving you the safety characteristics of an alpine binding. These are heavier than your average pin binding, but have fairly significant weight savings over a frame binding.

Every ski binding comes with a different range of DIN settings.  Often times you might be looking at two bindings that are identical besides different DIN ranges. What do you choose? When selecting a binding it is important to make sure the range provided will suit the DIN setting that you require. It is also important to make sure you are well within the range rather than sitting right at the minimum or maximum settings. We can help you out with figuring out where you fall in this range if you are unsure.

Make sure that any adjustments to ski bindings (even slight) are done by a certified ski technician. Ski bindings are your main safety equipment on your setup and even the smallest incorrect adjustment can result in a preventable injury.

Choosing the right width brake of your binding ensures that the brakes won’t overhang, drag, or get caught. You’ll want to choose the brake that is equal to or slightly wider than the ski itself. If you’re unsure about what size you’ll need give us a shout!

There are five main types of bindings which can safely take different types of ski boot soles.  Below is a chart of the binding types vs the sole types and what is and isn’t compatible.

* Boot needs tech fittings to be fully compatible

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