Garmont sent us the new 04/05 model of the Silvretta Pure lightweight plate backcountry skiing binding. We’ve always had high hopes for this grabber, as it’s light enough to be a replacement for Dynafit backcountry skiing bindings if you don’t care to shop for boots based on whether or not they have Dynafit fittings.
Three models of Pure will be imported during the 2005-2006 season. The Pure X-Mountain will weigh slightly more but is value priced. The Pure Freeride is beefed, is higher off the ski, and dials to a release value (“DIN”) of 12.
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WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.