(Williston, Vermont). Garmont, the leader in FreeRide, Telemark and Ski Mountaineering boots, will distribute 7tm Power Telemark bindings in North America.
According to John Schweizer, president of Garmont North America, “DIN-releasable bindings are a safety necessity for aggressive Telemark skiers driving big skis and for skiers venturing into to avalanche terrain. 7tm makes the best releasable power 75 mm binding on the planet and the only binding that meets DIN and TUV releasability standards”.
Schweizer added, “We believe that even with the new Telemark systems coming into the market, 75mm Telemark boots and bindings will remain the dominate system for at least the next 3 seasons. And these new systems will enlighten skiers with DIN-releasability, tour modes and power flex. 7tm already delivers this level of performance today.
The 2007 7tm product line includes 3 bindings, plus accessory brakes, crampons and leashes for aggressive Telemark and deep powder skiing. The 7tm Power Tour, winner of the 2006 Couloir Magazine Design Innovation award, has DIN 4-11 releasability and an on-off switch for the free-pivot tour mode. The best selling and 7tm Power with the 4-11 DIN-releasability remains the backbone of the 2007 collection.
New in 2007 is the 7tm NR Power. This hard core active binding without a release mode is for Telemark skiers who feel invulnerable or unconvinced that safety is worth the price. However, if or when they finally see the light, they can upgrade this binding to a releasable version.
Garmont will be presenting 7tm bindings at the SIA and Outdoor Retailer shows as well as all North American regional rep shows. For more information, contact Donna Ebbett at Garmont NA, Inc. at 802-658-8426 x222 or email: