Precision Engineered Fully Featured Super Lightweight Ski Touring Bindings
Weight: 560g / pair
Release value range: 5 - 10
Heel adjustment range: 20mm
Materials: Alu 7075 & Stainless steel
ATK are an Italian Ski Touring Binding brand with some fantastic revolutionary lightweight binding designs and we are very happy to have them in the Backcountry UK line up for winter 2020.
The ATK Crest 10 bring most of the features of the R series of bindings at an excellent price point. They have all of the features you would expect from a fully fledged ski touring binding, ski brakes, 3 stage climbing positions, adjustable safety releases and ski crampon slots. The amazing thing is that all of these features come packaged in an unbelievable 0.56Kg per pair!
Constructed predominantly from Metal (Alu 7075) the ATK Crest 10 feel reassuringly solid and robust whilst still coming in feather light.
One of the unique features of the ATK designs is there Cam release system, this clever design utilises a Cam profile pressed against the heel pins by a pre tensioned spring, when a boot steps into the binding or a fall requiring vertical release occurs, the Cam profile provides a precise resistance to the pins. This system allows an accurate, adjustable control of the release tension whilst maintaining an easy step in, solid power transfer whilst skiing and keeps the weight of the binding down.
The Crest 10 feature another clever patented design from ATK in the form of their MONOLINK 1.0 Technology. By using an aeronautical steel alloy with a high elastic modulus, they have managed to remove half of the toe piece springs and fix the left arm. This reduces the weight by a small amount but importantly it increases the stiffness of the toe piece whilst skiing giving improved ski performance.
All of this state of the art design is combined in a binding which as well as being super light, also looks great and is competitively priced.
The ATK Crest 10 are an excellent choice for ski tourers wanting solid ski performance, robust and reliable construction and a full set of features from their touring bindings at the lowest possible weight.
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