Same renowned feature set as the ION 12, with a lower Release Value 4 – 10. Now you can pick the ION that best matches your skiing! Otherwise it's the same lightweight, high-performance touring binding weighing in at only 585 g (1 lb 4.6 oz) per binding.
Optimal Energy Absorption = Maximized energy absorption. Minimized pre-releases.
Forward Pressure = Maintains consistent release values in landings and compressions.
Heel AFD = Consistent release for all boots, independent of sole type.
Brake Width: 100mm
DIN Range: 4 - 10
DIN, ISO, and Boot/Binding Compatibility
The DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) scale on your bindings is the ski industries’ adjustment range for the release force settings on your skis’ bindings. This number will be determined by your age, weight, height, boot sole length, and your skier type (not always correlating with your skier ‘ability’). This setting should always be adjusted by a qualified technician after a visual/tactile inspection and function test.
G3 Ion Bindings are only compatible with alpine touring ski boots (ISO 9523) with Tech compatible inserts.
Bellowed touring boots or NTN boots with Tech inserts are NOT currently supported; the flex creates an unpredictable release environment.
Wear and tear on your boots' soles can and will affect the release and retention of your binding/boot system. Often, these can be replaced by a dealer.
*If you’re unsure if your boots and bindings are compatible, please have a qualified technician give them a tactile and visual inspection.
For your brakes to function correctly and prevent damage to your skis and bindings, your brake width needs to be at least as wide as the waist of your ski. For example, if you have a ski that has a waist of 96mm, an appropriate brake width could be 100mm. Never choose a brake that is more than 15mm wider than the waist of your ski. Often, wider OEM brakes can be purchased for your powder skis. Always have a qualified technician perform this work.