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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.
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.
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:
Last spring Blister Gear Reviews put some miles on theHagan Core 12 binding. Some of their thoughts:
The HAGAN Core bindings have toe-mounted ski brakes. Why? I can think of at least 4 reasons...
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: https://www.wildsnow.com/22367/atk-raider-12-2-review-ski-binding/
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.
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!