2013-09-30 17:44:01 -
NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Contact: Megan Ronk
TwentyTwo Designs Now Assembles All Bindings in Idaho
The Driggs company was founded in 2004 and moved from Wyoming in 2006
BOISE, Idaho-Monday, September 30, 2013- TwentyTwo Designs, a high-performance
Telemark ski binding manufacturer, recently announced that 2013 was the first
year the company has assembled 100 percent of its products in Driggs, Idaho.
Owners Chris Valiante and Collins Pringle have been steadily growing their
business in the Teton Valley and continue to add retailers nationally and
distributors around the world.
"We are very excited to have moved all our assembly operations to Driggs,
especially because we're coming up on the ten-year anniversary of
TwentyTwo Designs was created in February of 2004 by Valiante and Pringle. The
company was named for Wyoming Highway 22, which travels over the Teton Pass - an
area that has become one of the most popular backcountry skiing spots in the
When Valiante and Pringle started the company, they inherited the HammerHead
binding from Rainey Designs, which ended its strong run this year. The two
created the acclaimed, free-pivot Axl binding in 2009, and their newest binding,
the Vice, last year. With the energy of doing what they love, TwentyTwo Designs
has been a shot of fresh blood into the Telemark industry. Telemark, also known
as free heel skiing, is a form of downhill skiing that uses bindings where the
boot is only attached at the toe, allowing the heel to come up from the ski.
Because the heel is free, it allows the skier to go into a lunge position to
Both Valiante and Pringle are Telemark skiers and mechanical engineers; the two
are dedicated to producing the best Telemark bindings in the world. They
continue to actively pursue new ideas to produce backcountry bindings that
exceed the expectations of their customers. The company now has retailers in
23 states and exports internationally to Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland
and the United Kingdom.
On top of it all, TwentyTwo Designs strives to be an environmentally conscious
company. Every binding that is produced is made of the most durable materials
and designed to last a lifetime. All products are made in the United States.
To learn more about TwentyTwo Designs or to order products, visit
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