The Italians are always on the leading edge of ski technology and Trab in particular has both speed and safety in mind. With options for all Ski Trab bindings, these brakes are mounted directly underneath the heel piece, which results in a secure connection that will stand up to the rigors of the backcountry.
Gara Race x2 - ISMF compatible brakes for the Gara Titan Brake race bindings.
Titan x2 - These are the brakes for the Titan Vario "1" bindings and are compatible with Flex 30 adjustment plates. The Titan have light and durable titanium alloy arms and a free-spinning ball provides low-friction operation reduces the impact on release values. Stainless steel reaction springs resist corrosion and enable return-to-center. The original Vario binding used the Titan brakes (same as the Gara Titan race binding).
Vario.2 x2 - An updated version of the Titan, the Vario.2 can fit over a larger heel housing, and uses the same great material construction as the Titan brakes. Cross compatible brake with the Gara Titan race binding and the Titan Vario.2 binding.
TR2 x2 - Compatible with the TR2 bindings specifically. Titanium alloy arms are light and sturdy.
Questions & Reviews
-Delightfully simple, terrific function and design... mostly
-Don't seem to have any issues with accumulated snow.
-They are very easy to use, flipping the plastic thing back and forth.
-Easy to put on and take off the binding, only bummer is needing different length screws.
-Bulky and ugly look (oh the vanity, I know)
-The main issue is losing the flat binding setting for flat approaches. The plastic piece that flips up to hold the brakes up is about .75cm above the flat setting (where the heel piece turned sideways).
-If you just flip the plastic piece forward but don't use the race flap it's a bit lower but nowhere near flat, theres also some minor sticking with the boot hitting the heel piece.
I think these are great for winter skiing but I'm probably going to take them off in the spring. I already had the trab bindings and love them, but in future will likely transition to ATK since their bindings seem a bit more dialed with the brakes.
I want to use the Ski Trab Titan Vario 2 with my Katana V-Werks (111mm waist), is it possible to add a ski brake that will fit my skis?
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