Posted on October 18 2022
My G3 Targa Is Broken What Do I Do?
THE MOST SOLD TELEMARK BINDING EVER
The G3 Targa is most likely the #1 selling Telemark binding of ALL TIME, up to this point in history. It had a good run and thousands if not tens of thousands of people used the G3 Targa as their go-to binding. For nearly three years now, the G3 Targa has not been produced and all of the replacement parts associated with it discontinued. The only way to find these parts for the binding are through retail shops, like Freeheel Life, or salvaging parts from used bindings on the market.
THE TELEMARK FEEL
The relationship between a Telemark skier and their own personal turn is paramount. This feeling comes directly from the type of boot and Telemark binding that one chooses to use. It is for this reason alone that many Telemark skiers are hesitant to purchase and move to a different binding than they are currently on. The G3 Targa has been on so many Tele skier’s feet over the years, that it’s often the binding that is hardest for many to move on from, even if it’s nearly impossible to find the parts to fix them.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You have two choices:
1. Upgrade your entire Telemark setup. If you are going to upgrade your boots at this point, you may want to look into New Telemark Norm (NTN). Beware that if you are coming from the G3 Targa binding though, this may cause the feeling that you are used to, to be a challenge to recreate. Our suggestion to best find a flex you might like, in NTN, would be the Rottefella Freedom NTN binding.
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2. Want to stick with 75mm? We suggest the Voile Switchback. This is essentially a better version of the G3 Targa complete with: hardwires instead of cables, free-pivot touring mode built in, similar pivot point for a feeling closer to what you are used to, and available replacement parts.
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Just because your G3 Targa is toast, doesn’t mean you have to give up Telemark skiing for good. In fact, as you have read above and learned from the video, there are several options to help you keep making turns.
Feel free to reach out to our highly skilled and professional team at Freeheel Life to help walk you through one of these options:
Phone: (801) 692-7972