With every step, the bellows of your tele boot sap energy, just as your freely articulating AT buddies are breaking trail out front with an efficient hinge binding. Tired? Well G3's got an answerthe Ascent.
It's essentially a classic Targa with an articulating AT underpinning. With a simple slide of the button at the binding's toe, the Ascent switches from telemark to AT mode. Standard with the Ascent is the 70mm elastomer-spring heel.
One Backcountry tester concluded: "The new Ascent system takes all the wasted boot-flex resistance and uncomfortable hip strain out of the tour. But this binding still keeps the natural feel and flow classic to G3."Adam Howard