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.
Newly-patented 60g (2.1oz) toe piece has no coiled springs under which ice can build.
43° of elasticity in the heel piece helps you return-to-center, in other words not pre-release.
Much improved release mechanics come at the small price of "pushing down to enter toe".
Toe lever props up against your ski for lock mode and pushes down to enable release.
Simple race-style help flap is the fastest way to transition, covering the pins for skinning.
Crampon attachment system is there when you need it and removable when you don’t.
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.
Hey Ted. These toe pieces are amazing, we have all grown to really enjoy them. That being said, none of these toe pieces were really designed to be telemarked on so it's tough to provide any clear guidance with personal confidence. Short answer: I'd ski it! Toe pieces are available here.
Hey Stephan, thanks for reaching out! We're missing a few pieces of info so I would recommend filling out our Binding Finder to get a personalized selection. Fill out the specs and select the spring that closely resembles your release value, rounding up.
Dear Skimo! How is the hole pattern on theese compared to the Dynafit Speed Superlite (the old, red one)? I want/need a flat mode - is it possible to swap bindings without compromising too much on the mounting point?
Hi Erik, the toe will be no problem, you can re-use the rear holes and drill new for the front. The heel will be a problem, the front holes are overlapping with the Superlite 1.0. You can mount the heel on an adjustment plate or get the Adjustable version.