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Advantages of the Hagan Pure 10 binding versus the Marker Alpinist

February 08, 2021 2 min read

The Marker Alpinist is a well known binding that some compare to the Hagan Pure 8 and Pure 10 bindings because they are all considered to be in the lightweight ski touring binding category. Here are some advantages of the Pure 10 versus the Marker Alpinist. 
  • Lighter
  • Better retention/release
  • Adjustment
  • Higher climbing position

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X-Trace Pivot Binding and Off Trace ski for sand skiing.

February 06, 2021 3 min read

Here is a recent conversation that started asking how the Hagan Off Limits compares to the Altai Hok (no comparison). In the last paragraph there is a question about sand skiing with the Hagan X-Trace Pivot binding.


Here is a recent conversation that started asking how the Hagan Off Limits compares to the Altai Hok (no comparison). In the last paragraph there is a question about sand skiing with the Hagan X-Trace Pivot binding


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Why buy Black Diamond bindings?

January 22, 2021 1 min read

Why buy Black Diamond bindings when you can support a small business and buy Hagan bindings?

Here are several reasons why the Hagan Core 12 Pro, Ultra World Cup and Pure 8 and 10 bindings are superior and it is better to ski Hagan.

Hagan Pure W alpine touring boot and Pure 10 AT binding


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Mounting Hagan Ultra, Pure and Core Bindings

January 13, 2021 3 min read

There are many places to get Hagan Ultra World Cup, Pure 8, Pure 10 and Core 12 Pro bindings mounted. But because we are still a small, mainstream brand, not as many as the big brands. Here are some known shops that have our mounting jig:

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Blister Gear Reviews - Love for the Hagan Core 12 Binding

November 19, 2018 1 min read

Last spring Blister Gear Reviews put some miles on theHagan Core 12 binding. Some of their thoughts:

  • I felt more confident skiing hard downhill on it than on any other binding in this test.
  • The only binding in this test with independently adjustable vertical and lateral release values in the heel.
  • The heel risers of this binding are easily the best in the group.
  • Its overall performance makes it my favorite binding of the group.
That's just a sampling. Intrigued? Read on.
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4 advantages of the toe-mounted brakes on HAGAN Core AT bindings.

October 23, 2017 1 min read

The HAGAN Core bindings have toe-mounted ski brakes. Why? I can think of at least 4 reasons...

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Wildsnow reviews the Hagan Core/ATK Raider 12 2.0 Binding

April 19, 2017 3 min read

Wildsnow tested and positively reviewed the ATK Raider 12 2.0 all mountain touring binding, which Hagan is making available in the U.S. and worldwide as the Hagan Core binding. 

There is a lot more effort and expense to "making available" than simply changing the colors — including insurance (a huge expense), distribution, warranty and service support — but that is a subject for another blog post. 

Read Lou's Wildsnow review here:

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Announcing the Hagan Core freeride ski touring binding!

April 19, 2017 3 min read

The Hagan Core binding is an entirely new binding from Hagan, designed in conjunction with ATK and a significant improvement on the ATK Raider 12. The Hagan Core is a high performance Freeride and All Mountain touring binding. While specifically designed with our Core series skis in mind (with colors that match beautifully), the Core will also work superbly with our Boost freeride skis and Ride tour classic skis.

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What glue should be used when mounting Hagan bindings?

April 12, 2017 1 min read 2 Comments

The purpose of using glue isn't to retain the screws, it is to seal out water. So binding glue doesn't need to be super strong, but should be cold temperature resistant and waterproof. 
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The Hagan ZR receives "ease of entry" mention in Backcountry Magazine

August 07, 2016 1 min read

Backcountry Magazine praises the Hagan ZR binding for ease of entry and "Zero complaints ... in the turns department," remarkable for its lack of mass. I.e., It is very light!

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