Front 12 belongs to the free touring range (thanks to its skiing performances and design features) but can be transversally fit into the touring range, due to the uniqueness of its brake system which appeals to a wide range of users. The heel piece carries the most of the RAIDER collection specifics: the 5-12 fully adjustable release range covers a broad range of users, the CAM RELEASE SYSTEM grants a precise release performance with a unique pins stability, the ERS system provides 12 mm of heel elastic travel and the Magneto Heel Flaps provided a perfect adaptation to the every up-hill steepness. The front piece design belongs to the RAIDER collection and shows the new front brake system. The front cover is perfectly integrated with the baseplate and avoids any interference with snow, ice or debris with the brake inner parts. Super easy step-in, Snow Pack Proof design and smooth locking lever activation lead to an outstanding ease of use and safety.
New Automatic Front Brake
Our engineering department seems unstoppable, especially when talking about brakes systems.
Ten years ago, we designed our first front brake system with the aim of creating a new standard in terms of functionality and ease of use. This was the first brake system that didn’t need to be locked out during the up-hill section and was always ready to brake the skis, any time that the boots were out of the toe piece.
A kind of “limit” was represented by the need of double activation: once for the front locking lever and once
for the brake activation. A new step forward has been done with the new FRONT 12 binding: the brake is automatically recalled over
the ski when the toe piece is set in walking mode, simply pulling the front locking lever of the binding. The same approach leads to recall the brake arms for the downhill mode: pull up the front lever and immediately release it. The brake will be automatically released in case of fall-release or voluntary step out from the binding. The address of this new brake system is clear: pure ski mountaineering, where simplicity of the design, ease of use also in extreme conditions and absolute functional reliability are required for a safe ride on the steepest faces.