Once you go light you never go back‚¦ Your friends will be skeptical when you roll up for your morning skin with your light race skis, race boots and these race bindings, but you can guarantee they will all be wishing they had the set up you did. Any race or backcountry skiing set up with these bindings will get you speeding up to the top of the skin track and crushing races faster than any of your friends. The Hagan Ultra Ski Mountaineering Race Binding comes to us this season as an update to the shop favorite Hagan ZR binding. Weighing in at 110g per binding this race binding is one of the lightest on the market, but is still built with the same durability and performance you can expect from a Hagan binding. The Hagan Ultra Binding toe piece is built easy to lock and unlock. You can fully lock the binding manually, or simply step into the toe piece and the binding will snap into semi-lock position. The binding is strong enough to leave in the semi-locked position on less technical climbs to help you shave precious seconds off those transition times. The heel piece flap is adjustable so you can adjust the resistance to your preferred tightness and can be mounted so that the heel piece can be spun into flat mode.
This is the perfect binding to complete your lightweight set up. Pair it with a lightweight race ski and boot and you will be chasing those race podiums and those Strava KOM‚s all season.
Just spent 9 days touring with this binding on a powder ski (Voile Hyperdrifter) and TLT6's. Had the previous version of binding with two springs on skis varying from race to Voile V8's. I found this one spring newer Hagan binding to be finicky when it comes to snow in the toepiece and staying locked on the uphill. Never came out of the ski but bindings consistently popped out of second locked position. Was able to reduce this by being vigilant on the downhill/uphill transitions to keep snow out of the toepiece and it would usually work itself out by just relocking the toe when I heard it click down on the ascent. Don't know if anyone else is having this issue but it was noticeable to me.
Other than that finickiness, the binding is light and held just fine in variable conditions from deep powder to firm wind blown rime.