Who are you anyway?
22 Designs was created in February of 2004 by Chris Valiante and Collins Pringle. We inherited the HammerHead binding from Rainey Designs, which ended its' strong run in 2013. We introduced the acclaimed free-pivot Axl binding in 2009, and in 2012, the Vice. Our newest binding, the Outlaw, is the world's first step-in NTN binding, and also the first with a true free pivot. With the energy of doing what we love, 22 Designs has been a shot of fresh blood into the Telemark industry.
Our company is named for Wyoming Highway 22, which travels over Teton Pass. This area has become one of the most popular backcountry skiing spots in the country.
Both Chris and Collins are telemark skiers and mechanical engineers, and are dedicated to producing the best telemark bindings in the world. We are actively pursuing new ideas to produce bindings that exceed the expectations of our customers.
We strive to be an environmentally conscious company. Every binding that we produce is made in the USA with the most durable materials and designed to last a lifetime. Our office and R&D and assembly shop are powered by renewable energy, offset with Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.