G3 makes one of the top touring bindings for lightweight, power, and reliability. The secrete is in the 5-12 retention system. Designed with th ebig mountain in mind in accompaniment with Chad Sayer, it is one of the lightest weight bindings in the industry. Chad frequents the Rocky mountains with this binding showing off it’s 585 g profile. The G3 Ion has a wide mount and a newly designed jaw to clamp with power and brake with care.
For touring the weight is just bar none unbeatable. It’s power transfer and design pushes it into a category of it’s own. This is why we chose to feature the ION. Din settings from 5-12 and awards from Freeskier, Powder, and Backcountry magazine make this not only the top pick of the year, but a sure bet for the up coming season.
The ION has been field tested by many top athletes like Lars Andrews, Marcus Warning, and James MCSkimming.
Some of the outstanding features of the G3 Ion are:
- Wide Toe Jaw Dynamics & Tech Pin Positioning
- Forward Pressure – assures constant contact with the ski boot and heel to maintain release for landings and compressions
- Step in guide – assures that your steps are perfectly aligned for graceful entry
- Quickflick heel lift – pole accessible quick risers
- Bi-Directional Heel Rotation – easy lock in tour mode
- Self snow clearing channel
The G3 ION also has some great additions like the ION Ski Crampon for those early morning chatter climes, when paired with the Alpinist Climbing Skin you are a sure bet for the up hill mobility.
The Ion provides greater energy transmission because of it’s expansive toe-jaw position and wide toe jaw mounts. The bi-directional heel swivel allows or easy switch from tour to ride mode, and the auto alighment helps easy step in with out missing the insert of your boot. At $549, they are very well priced for the features of the binding and are highly recommended.
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