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ATK Freeraider 14 Binding

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The ATK Freeraider 14 is one of those products that defies singular categorization by merging two vastly different genres. Is it a freeride binding featuring a high release value of 14 that is capable of big stomps? You betcha. But here’s where things get interesting. It is ALSO (somehow) lightweight enough to be used for everyday touring without feeling like you’re hauling a burdensome ball and chain up the skin track. We can hear the backcountry cliff droppers rejoicing while bigger, hard-charging skiers also nod their heads in agreement. For the folks requiring high release values (you know who you are), take comfort in knowing that ATK incorporated 12mm of heel elastic travel for cushy landings. Speaking of gaps, the Freeraider 14 features adjustability up to 25mm to accommodate a lot of different boots. The binding also comes with a freeride spacer that adds support under the heel when skiing hard, making for a stiff ride. Made in Italy using quality materials and fine machinery, the ATK Freeraider 14 won’t let you down or out (easily).

  • Choose a release value between 8-14 to keep the skis on when you want and off when you don't.
  • Alu Alloys, Stainless Steel, and POM materials used to withstand your abuse.
  • 25mm of adjustment so you can use a whole quiver of boots.
  • Five different walk modes give you plenty of options on varying terrain.
  • 12mm of travel in the Elastic Response System that works to smooth out those high-impact landings.
  • Cam Release System is featured in the heel pieces to make the vertical retention very precise.
  • Easy Entry System makes stepping into your toe pieces a cinch.
  • Snow Pack Proof feature prevents snow/ice/debris buildup in toe pieces so you can focus on skiing, not cleaning your gear.
  • Uphill Hardness Variator allows you to adjust toe piece locking pressure.
  • Magneto Heel Flaps help stabilize the heel risers so they don't rattle around.

Update 2021/22: ATK changed the drill pattern on the toe piece. All bindings labeled as "2021" will have the previous 30/45 x 35 pattern.

Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
371g [97mm]
Weight (pair) 742g [97mm]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes   97mm, 102mm, 108mm, 120mm
BSL Adjustment   25mm
Riser Heights   4 + flat
Vertical Release   8-14
Lateral Release   8-14
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials   Aluminum alloys, POM, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Freeride, backcountry, sidecountry
Notes Includes Freeride spacer
Bottom Line Send it hard without the weight penalty
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Questions & Reviews

2/22/2022
Question from Willow
 
Overall, these are the best bindings I’ve ever used. One design flaw is that the toe piece can collect ice and snow underneath itself. There is no space to clean the ice and snow out with a pole tip etc. This makes locking the toe very difficult in uphill mode when it is cold and icy. Do you have any suggestions? I thought about spraying some WD-40 or other lubricant under the toe piece.
2/22/2022
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Willow,

You are on the right track! If you have had issues with icing, a little silicon spray under the toe piece will help to mitigate ice build up. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to help@skimo.co!
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2/6/2022
Andrew R (used product regularly)
 
ATK currently makes the best touring bindings on the market. It's an outstanding binding that is easy to get in and out of, very durable, a very functional and efficient design, and it skis very well. The freeride spacer makes a big difference and really sets the binding apart.

I've seen my ski partners have other bindings (Dynafit) fail on them mid run and these just keep on going. I came from the Salomon MTN which was a great binding. I think this one is easier to get in and out of, skis better, and is more durable.

My one complaint is the brake system. It's not a bad system and generally works fine but it has its moments when snow builds up below it. I would make sure to do your best to clean out any snow below the brake when you're transitioning. Even a minor amount of snow can cause the brake to not fully catch and eventually pop out when you start skinning again.

I would highly recommend this binding and other similar ATK bindings.
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10/6/2021
Question from Mike
 
Hello,

How should I choose which brake width to order on this binding?

Thanks!
10/6/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Mike,

Brake width depends on the waist width of your skis! The closer the brake width to the waist width of your ski, the more ideal the fit. However, brakes that are too narrow can be stretched to the correct width by up to 6mm depending on the brand. Additionally, brakes that are significantly wider than your ski may catch when you roll your skis on edge. reach out to us at help@skimo.co, and we can chat brakes for your set up!
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8/29/2021
Question from Riley W
 
Do you all have any intention of carrying the FR 16?
9/25/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Riley, we now have a new listing for the Freeraider 16.
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3/18/2021
Question from Michael Stewart
 
Do Dynafit ski crampons work with these or do you need to buy the ATK ski crampons?
3/18/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Michael,

Yes, Dynafit ski crampons are compatible with ATK bindings! Refer to our Ski Crampon Compatibility article for a full guide on the world of Ski Crampons!
3/29/2021
Answer from Eric S
 
They work, but they don't fit as well as the ATK crampons do.
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