T-Factor is newest addition to the D3 binding family. Like the Leverage
the T-Factor delivers comfort and performance on a traditional
EVA-rubber binding platform.
The T-Factor is the result of more
than a year of R&D and testing. The T-Factor features a smooth
micro-fiber overlay blended with a rubber insert creating firm lateral
support for superior edge control. “Smooth” was a frequent comment from
the skiers testing the T-Factor. This smooth, forgiving ride is a result
of the soft forward and aft flex the T-Factor delivers. With high-tech
bungee in the upper cuff lace location and smaller, softer bungee in the
lower lace location the T-Factor is comfortable and a breeze to put on.
The T-Factor rear boot comes standard with the new D3 UNI-Plate which
accommodates both D3 and HO insert patterns.
One of the biggest
differences with the T-Factors is that they are a front-lace binding.
This enhances the binding in two ways: It allows for a much wider space
to open up when putting the binding on, and it allows for a more
natural, uninhibited flex to the rear from the apex of the turn into the
acceleration out of the turn. Laces in the back make the rear flex
stiffer, and this can cause the tip of the ski to rise out of the turns.
With the rear-lace binding the flex allows for some shift in body
weight out of the finish of the turns, so even if you do fall slightly
back before acceleration the tip of the ski will not rise out of the
water. With the whole ski in the water there is no delay in
acceleration, and the edge control of the ski is more secure.
XS, S, M, L, XL (see sizing chart)
2lb 10oz (medium)
EVA- rubber blend toe.
100%high-elasticity rubber heel.
Micro Fiber hybrid overlay with
100% rubber insert featuring flex vents in the heel area.
Bungee lace system upper and lower
New D3 UNI plate for rear binding fits both HO and D3