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Ski Trab Titan Release Adjustable Binding


The Gara Titan Release Adjustable is, you guessed it, an adjustable version of the Gara Titan Release binding. Adjustability in this case refers to the boot sole length (BSL), since you can slide the heel piece forward and back within a range of 28 millimeters. This will comfortably span 3 full boot sizes using a reliable bolt-positioning design. The heel piece you are moving is the updated “release” model with improved elasticity when skiing unlocked. The toes are Trab’s patented design that relies on a single metal wire instead of coiled springs that are susceptible to ice build-up underneath. Factor in future-swappable heel springs that adjust forward release, and the GTRA becomes a very featureful binding for the weight. Nice work, Bormio.

  • Heel towers have a 43° elasticity window to let you ski unlocked.
  • 28mm of fore/aft adjustability lets you use significantly different boots.
  • Innovative, minimalist toe piece offers locked and unlocked modes.
  • Included removable crampon attachments accept most ski crampons.

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.

Update 2018/18: This binding has been replaced with the Vario Adjustable.

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Weight (pair) 384g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   None
BSL Adjustment   28mm
Riser Heights   1 + flat
Vertical Release   Fixed
Lateral Release   Fixed
Crampon Ready   Included Option
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Ergal, steel, plastic
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, mountaineering, touring
Notes Improved heel retention
Bottom Line Nice features per gram
Compare to other Lean Bindings

Questions & Reviews

Pete (used product regularly)
Honestly the best general touring binding I've used. The heel towers are amazingly robust (capable of being skied very hard). And the Trab toes seem superior to others in nearly every respect.

Truly hope the new varios live up to these, because this version will be hard to beat.
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Question from Owen Zhou
What is the difference between this binding and the Titan Vario?
Answer from jbo
Hi Owen, good question, the difference (aside from name) is subtle. The Vario adjustment plates have a spring loaded adjustment track, meaning the heel piece will slide backwards if the ski is severely flexed and the heel piece comes into contact with your ski boot. This prevents binding up the lateral release in the rare case there are high twisting and bending forces, at the cost of some extra weight. Note that you can mount the Vario version without the adjustment plates. The older "Release Adjustable" is lighter with a non-removable, non spring-loaded adjustment track; a worthy trade-off for some.
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Question from Erik
Does it exists a paper template for this binding? No shops around here does have a jig suitable for doing the mount, so a little hesitation before buying online.
Answer from jbo
Hi Erik, there is a template included with each Titan binding we sell.
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Question from Brian h
Me being lazy....what's the final ramp delta for the binding, compared to, say, the Kreuzspitze adjustable?
Answer from Brian h
Never mind. Found it. Not that lazy, I guess. +7
Answer from jbo
Glad we could help Brian!
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Question from Erik
Dear Skimo!
How is the ramp angle on these sweet bindings? Compared to the non-adjustable binding?
Answer from jbo
Hi Erik, the toe plate offsets the heel rise to some degree, making the delta only 4mm greater than the non-adjustable. Details here.
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