By matching an improved heel piece to their newly-patented toe piece, Ski Trab has a completely revamped platform. Calling this a “release” version of the Gara Titan is, however, a bit of a misnomer. The subtle-yet-important changes under the red cover of the heel piece are designed to improve retention, not release. But, the increased elasticity of 43° instills more confidence to ski the binding unlocked, thusly enabling release. So it turns out the naming logic is sound after all.
Update 2016/17: There are now three versions available with differing heel-springs: R08, R10, R12. Also the toe lever has been lengthened for easier jaw opening.
|Riser Heights||1 + flat|
|Crampon Ready||Yes, removable|
|Materials||Ergal, titanium, steel, plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Improved heel retention|
|Bottom Line||A safer than average race binding|