The Core 12 Pro Freeride Spacer optimizes the transmission of forces between the ski and boot to improve downhill performance.
When comparing tech bindings with alpine ones we can state that the toe piece is much stiffer and precise on the tech ones. We cannot say the same for the heel parts: on tech bindings, the boot sole cannot be in touch with the ski because every boot has a different sole thickness. With the new adjustable FREERIDE SPACER we eliminated the performance gap between tech and alpine bindings providing an astonishing downhill performance.
2 elastic sliding pads create a contact between the boot sole and the ski in order to transfer vertical and torsional loads. The 2 pads also grant a proper side release value when the spacer is loaded during jumps or compressions. The spacer is provided with different washers to customize the spacer height in order to perfectly fit with any boot model sole.
The spacer eliminates the gap between the sole of the boot and the top-sheet of the ski/binding, as well as reducing the stresses on the boot/binding interface by directly transferring force to the ski. The Core Freeride Spacer is micro-adjustable in height. It installs easily on the adjustment plate of the HAGAN Core 12 Pro binding heel piece. An elastic slide anti-friction device contacts the boot heel sole. When properly calibrated, it does not alter in any way the lateral release properties of the binding.
The Core 12 Pro Freeride Spacer was developed for those who want to get the most out from their equipment in any skiing condition: force transmission sensitivity and accuracy at the ski/boot interface reaches never before experienced levels in a tech binding. The torsional and vertical movements (“slop”) common to tech bindings, which our ROTATIONAL CAM SYSTEM® heel already makes so minute as to be almost imperceptible, are now entirely eliminated — in particular during larger impact loads.
The Core Freeride Spacer can be installed on the HAGAN Core 12 Pro and Core 12 Pro Rental/Demo bindings, as well as the ATK R12 and FR12 bindings.
Add the Freeride Spacer to the Core 12 Pro and it is identical to the ATK FR14 binding other than the retention range.
- WEIGHT: 40 grams
- MADE FOR: Free touring
- MATERIALS: DELRIN 100 BK602
- COLORS: Black