The Targas that Bind
Jeff Outdoors –
The man abuses outdoor gear, so you don’t have to
G3 Targa T/9 Telemark Bindings
I started tele skiing on a pair of straight double camber Fischer Crowns with Vole cable bindings and leather boots. Old school, baby. Even though I’m skiing plastic boots on K2 Anti Piste and World Piste skis, I still like neutral bindings. Which is why I mounted G3’s Targa T/9 bindings on my two favorite pairs of skis. I don’t find active bindings helpful, and, in the powder, the neutral binding makes the bliss of a sweet tele turn that much more blissful. I haven’t tried the newer NTN bindings, which may be the future of tele bindings, but, let’s face it, how many of us have $400 for the bindings plus $700 for boots to find out if the hype is true.
If any of this makes sense to you, read on.
- It’s light
- It’s strong
- It’s easy to get in and out of
- It’s simple
- It has changeable barrels/springs for different compression
- It’s cheap
- There aren’t any cons… unless you don’t like neutral feel bindings
These are the best all around binding for tele skiers who don’t need active bindings and don’t want to spend much money. Until somebody gives me a pair of NTN (new telemark norm) bindings and the boots to match, I’ll keep putting my money on the Targa.