These aren’t your mother’s stilettos. Ski Trab now sets the latest fashion trends in Italy, and it’s becoming fashionable to waltz around in Titan high-heels. If you’d like to keep up with the latest trends, or just get back to skiing, check out these binding heel pieces.
Gara Titan WC – Trab's lightest race heel. Ships with a titanium U-spring installed. 44g.
Gara Titan Steel – The steel race heel, available in standard 5.0mm diameter or thinner 4.5mm or 4.0 versions for lighter skiers. 53 grams.
Titan Vario – Release version of the Titan binding with more elasticity in the heel. Choose from three different spring strengths: R8, R10, R12. 77 grams.
►All heel pieces come with mounting screws.
What is the difference between the Titan 4.5 and Titan 5.0? I need a single replacement heel piece since I blew out one of my old Ski Trab Race TR heel pieces.
Also, is there any reason I shouldn't replace just the one heel?
Hey Brendan, thanks for reaching out! The 4.5/5.0 is referring to the diameter of the U-Spring, all of the TR Race heels used the 5.0 spring. As long as the other heel piece is looking good then I'd say just replace the broken one! After all, that's the beauty of individual toe and heel pieces!
What are the weights of the respective heel pieces? And can you elaborate on "Flat mode sorta works at the recommended 4mm heel gap" - is this better than the non-flat-mode of the Dynafit low tech heels?
Hi Eric, the TR-Race weighs 55 grams and the adjustable version tips the scales at 95g. You can use the flat mode on hard, even snow, but if there is significant ski flex the heel can collide with your boot. This is true to a degree with all race bindings with a 4mm heel gap. So they are varying degrees better than a LTR heel without a flat mode if that is a feature you desire. In practice, with good articulating boots, it isn't a huge issue to do without flat mode altogether.