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A lot of folks were liking what the G3 Ion had to offer last season, but wanted to see a lighter, brake-less version for those long tours and big mountaineering objectives when every gram counts, so G3 took heed and developed the Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash for all of you minimalist, gram-counting backcountry skiers out there. Being the lightest offering in the Ion lineup, the Ion LT weighs just one pound per binding but maintains the same downhill prowess as its predecessors.Don't be fooled by the Ion LT's lightweight design, because this binding still wants to rip descents like a burly freeride binding. The mounting pattern is wide to direct more power to the ski, and the forward pressure heel elasticity works to maintain consistent release values during landings and compressions. You'll find the same smart designs on the Ion LT that reduce the amount of time you spend fiddling with your bindings thanks to easy step-in guides, which help direct the toe inserts on your boots into the toe pins, along with a snow clearing channel, which help to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the toe piece, causing a false connection that can result in pre-releases. The heel piece can be turned in either direction, meaning you don't have to turn the heel a full 360-degrees just to put it back into ski mode, and the Quicklift heel risers are specifically designed to be easily grabbed with either a ski pole or by hand.
When G3 announced a light and fast version of their hit Ion 12 binding last spring, hard core ski tourists sat up and took notice. The Ion 12 took the touring world by storm in 2015 with its superb finish, nearly flat ramp angle, and almost total lack of durability problems, and the G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Bindings promise to build on that reputation with a lighter and simpler brakeless version. In addition to the nearly flat ramp angle, you'll find that the raised toe allows a ski pole tip to penetrate and clear snow from under the toe jaws. Heelpieces can be rotated either clockwise or counterclockwise for touring, and the lifters work equally well in both directions. Reliability of release when the ski is heavily counterflexed remains consistent thanks to the spring loaded heel track. Best of all, you drop over 100 grams of weight from each ski by losing the brake and toe step in guides.
G3 Alpine Touring Bindings ION LT 12 Binding 5499. Enter a sleek lighter brakeless version of the ION 12 designed for gram counters minimalists and ski mountaineers.
The G3 Ion 12 LT alpine touring ski bindings are made for fast and light backcountry tours. These bindings use a leash to deliver all of the features of the Ion 12 without the extra weight.
You asked for it and G3 answered. The LT a sleek, lighter, brakeless version of the ION 12, designed for gram counters, minimalists, and ski mountaineers.
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