Precision Engineered, Fully Featured, Super Lightweight Free Touring Bindings
Weight: 660g / pair
Release value range: 5 - 12
Heel adjustment range: 25mm
Materials: Alu Alloys, POM & 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 Raider RT12 are redesigned version of their cult Raider 12 2.0 binding, designed for more powerful skiers than the RT 10, the R12 have a release range up to 12 for improved boot retention.
The main change is that the ski brake has been moved from beneath the toe piece to the heel to improve ease of use.
The ATK R12 have all of the features you would expect from a fully fledged free touring binding, easy step in, ski brakes, Release value range up to 12, solid ski performance, 3 stage climbing positions, adjustable safety releases and ski crampon slots. All of these features at an impressive 0.66Kg per pair!
Constructed predominantly from Alloy the ATK R12 feel 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.
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 R12 are an excellent choice for ski tourers and free tourers wanting solid ski performance, boot retention, robust and reliable construction and a full set of features from their touring bindings at the lowest possible weight.