“Embrace what makes you different…” We here at Skimo Co are as big of fans of individualism as we are of “feel good” Disney quotes. As it turns out, ATK shares our sentiment. During the 2014/15 season, ATK introduced the Raider 12, which was the first binding to feature a front brake design. While the aesthetic was unique, the functionality of the design won many skiers over with its ability to provide braking while in tour mode. With the introduction of the updated Raider series, ATK went with a more traditional heel brake, to the dismay of many. Never ones to ignore the people, ATK is bringing the front brake back in an updated and hard-charging package. While the toe piece features the same wide mounting pattern as the current binding, the integrated toe brake is automatic, and becomes active once you engage your toe lever for climbing. After all, the best way to be absolutely sure the brakes aren't messing with your release is by putting them in the toe. The 12mm of elasticity in the heel is ready to gobble up all the drops you can handle, and the 25mm of BSL adjustment means even the in-law’s boots will fit. If you’ve been dreaming of a binding that combines the functionality of the old raider, with the impeccable performance of the new raider, then the ATK Front 12 is sure to make you rejoice.
- Easy Entry System helps make stepping in easy.
- Aluminum Alloys, POM, and Stainless Steel.
- Release values range between 5-12.
- 25mm of BSL adjustment accommodates your boot quiver.
- Five walking modes helps you find the right spot for climbing.
- Elastic Response System provides 12mm of rearward heel travel.
- Magneto Heel flaps keeps the flaps where they need to be.
- Cam Release System provides adjustable vertical and lateral releases.
- Automatic Brake System automatically locks the brake when putting the toe lever into tour mode.
||86mm, 91mm, 97mm, 102mm, 108mm, 120mm|
||Stainless Steel, Aluminum Alloy, POM|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry, Free touring|
|Notes||Front Brake does not affect release like heel brakes|
|Bottom Line||Impeccable performance, superb functionality, with a brake that won't affect release|
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