The automatic brake system in the new Core 12 EVO is an amazing innovation:
1. Push pin system brakes – still available with the lower cost Pure 8 and Pure 10 – are effective but the automatic brakes on the Core 12 EVO are much easier to use.
2. You can't forget to release the brakes on the descent. Switching into descent mode automatically releases the brakes. On the previous version, you had to separately release the brakes. It was easy to forget. With the Core 12 EVO, the brakes will always deploy, no matter how distracted or forgetful you are.
3. These two benefits are achieved without impacting one of the central features that makes our bindings so much better than others: Unlike other tech bindings, the brakes are ingeniously held in retracted position by a separate mechanism, not by the heel tower itself. So the heel tower is light, not having to be bulked up to hold down the brakes.
Everything you want and need in a free touring binding: easy step in, cleanly integrated brakes and crampon slots, release value range up to 12, superb downhill performance, 3 climbing positions, independent vertical and horizontal release. All at an impressive 0.720 Kg per pair!
Exceptional performance, robust construction and a full set of features – at remarkably low weight. That is the Hagan Core 12 EVO.
Wide toe and heel mounts precisely transfer power. The patented E.R.S. ® (Elastic Response System) system absorbs energy resulting in consistent release values while allowing the ski to flex naturally under compression for improved downhill performance. The heel pivots rotationally to provide consistent release and retention.
The unique - and patented - CAM heel system adjusts to impact forces, providing far better control and skiing precision than simple U Forks. The system ensures accurate, adjustable control of the release tension while maintaining very easy step in and solid power transfer. The design uses a CAM profile pressed against the heel pins by a pre-tensioned spring. When a fall requires vertical release, the CAM profile provides precise resistance to the pins.
Magneto® heel climbing aids are easily flippable for two climbing positions plus flat mode. Twist the heel easily in either direction - because the heel tower doesn't have the double duty of holding down the brakes.
Adjustable toe clamping force creates more secure uphill retention than other tech bindings, especially as boot tech inserts wear. Toe step-in is easy. Integrated crampon hooks allow stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones.
Constructed predominantly from alloy, the Core 12 Evo Freeride binding is solid and robust at a feather-light 360 grams – better performance at a fraction of the weight of other bindings. Go ahead, check the reviews tab.