The ATK Crest 10 reminds us of that saying, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Except, with these bindings, you actually can…metaphorically, anyways (don’t eat your bindings). They prove that you can have all the features AND go lightweight too. The Crest 10’s paltry weight and three walk modes won’t inhibit you on the up, no matter the size of the ascent. Meanwhile, ski brakes, 10mm of heel elastic travel, and adjustable release values make for an uncompromising downhill performance, even in unfavorable conditions. ATK rounds out the Crest 10 with their groundbreaking innovations such as the Cam Release System, which limits boot torsion and allows for precise release performance. The features-to-weight ratio of the ATK Crest is hard to beat. So impressive, in fact, that the Crest 10 might just be the binding you wish for while blowing out your birthday candles.
- Alu 7075, Stainless Steel, and POM materials used with durability and weight savings in mind.
- 20mm of adjustment allow you to use different boots with one binding.
- Two heel risers plus flat mode make sure you're moving along efficiently.
- 10mm of travel in the Elastic Response System works to smooth out the bumps.
- Cam Release System is featured in the heel piece for a more consistent vertical release.
- Easy Entry System helps you step into your toe piece more easily, even on worn out soles.
|Weight (pair)||572g [91mm]|
||75mm, 86mm, 91mm, 97mm, 102mm, 108mm|
||Alu 7075, Stainless Steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Elastic heel smooths out the ride|
|Bottom Line||Packed with features and featherweight|
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Questions & Reviews
I have a similar question to Jenna, i have K2 wayback 96s, would the 91 brake fit, or could it be adjusted (bent…) to fit?
Also, to which point is it worthy to pay the additional cost for the DPS R10 (which seems to be the ATK RT10)? I understand that the main differences are the UHF and the magnetic heel flaps but it seems hard to find a good comparison of these two quite similar bindings. In particular, are the magnetic heel flaps much easier to flip?
Besides those two differences you mentioned, the DPS toe piece is also a little (~20g) lighter. The magnetic heel riser is noticeable, but the ATK Crest risers also have some "detente"--meaning, they want to snap in place despite not being magnetic. It is up to you if those weight savings, mods to the toe and riser tweaks are worth the price difference!
Is the UHV also part of the Raider series?
Also, it looks like the two heel riser positions require a rotation of the heel. Is that correct? So flat and tall are with the heel pins pointing back and medium is with the heel pins pointing forward, correct? Thanks!
You'll want to adjust the heel gap to 4mm. And yes you are correct, there is one medium height option that just covers the pins, but for true flat and the highest riser option you'll need to rotate the heel 180 degrees. If you're wanting more riser options maybe consider the ATK Raider 12 Binding.
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