The ski brakes on the HAGAN Core 12 are toe mounted. Not only is it incredibly easy to operate, the front mount brakes are the only system in the world that engages any time the boot is released (uphill and downhill mode), so unlike other bindings, you don't have to worry about losing a ski when the binding is in walk mode. (Ever drop a ski while taking off skins, anyone?) The brake arms are extra long with wide hooks to stop your skis quickly when they go airborne without you.
Other advantages: It's a neat system that causes less interference with lateral release mechanisms, and anti-friction devices are made obsolete. The Front brakes are lightweight like the binding but still seem to do the job. These also work with Hagan Ride bindings and the older ATK Raider 2.0s.
These are also different than the brakes for the new
Core 12 EVO bindings and
Pin Up 8 EVO and
Pin Up 10 EVO bindings