Toe-mounted ski brakes are unusual. Heel-mounted brakes being the standard. So why depart from standard? Here are brief notes on 4 reasons:
The HAGAN Core brakes are always active (both descend AND climb modes.)
Toe-mounted brakes don’t interfere with heel, or toe, release.
The HAGAN Core brakes can easily be removed when saving some grams is desired. Heel mounted brakes either can't be replaced without affecting performance, or require a more complicated, and potentially costly, requirement to replace the brake plate with a stationery plate.
The toe-mounted brakes are lighter to begin with, because they don’t need to be beefed up to withstand repetitive “stomping” during heel click in.