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ATK Raider 11 Evo Binding

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The Raider Evo series sits atop the ATK throne as their flagship binding, with the Raider 11 Evo positioned to serve lighter-weight skiers. Setting itself apart from other, non-Evo Raider bindings, the Raider 11 Evo has automatic brakes and release adjustment in the toe.

With non-Evo Raider bindings, the brake is deployed and locked with a manually pressed button, positioned under the heel of the boot. While many find this system intuitive to use, the button can be a little tricky to operate with bulky gloves, which can be a problem on cold winter days. With the Raider 11 Evo, the required heel rotation of 180° either engages or disengages the brake automatically, ensuring the brakes will always be present to help arrest your ski in the case of a fall. The Raider 11 Evo also features toe-piece release adjustment. It is important to note the Raider11 Evo does not release laterally at the toe like that of an alpine binding. Instead, this adjustment allows the toe piece to better match the release value of the heel, thus allowing an impressive adjustment range, which is 3-11 in this case.

With a similar feature set to non-Evo bindings, the Raider 11 Evo has 14mm of rearward elastic travel in the heel, allowing the binding to compensate for ski compression, helping prevent pre-release when skiing aggressively. Two heel risers plus a flat mode ensure you'll have just the right climbing angle for steep skin tracks and the Uphill Hardness Variator allows for the compensation of worn-out toe inserts, thus reducing the likelihood of twisting out of the binding while skinning. The Cam Release System provides easy step-in and adjustable release while the burly aluminum and POM construction ensure the binding stands up to serious use and abuse.

If you are a lighter-weight skier and want a compelling feature set without excess weight, the Raider Raider 11 Evo is for you.

  • Independent vertical and lateral release adjustment between 3-11.
  • Machined 7075 aluminum, POM, and stainless steel results in a stout binding.
  • Evo brake is automatic and ensures you won't forget to deploy your brake.
  • Snowpack Proof toe piece resists snow buildup under the toe wings, meaning you can step into your toe piece every time.
  • 25mm of BSL adjustment accommodates multiple boots without a remount.
  • Magnetic heel risers resist being accidentally engaged and provide 24mm and 49mm riser heights.
  • Cam Release System ensures smooth step-in and adjustable release values.
  • Uphill Hardness Variator allows for adjustable toe clamping force in tour mode to help compensate for worn-out toe inserts.
  • Optional toe shim reduces heel ramp, allowing for a more neutral stance.
  • Optional freeride spacer fills up the void under the heel, allowing for better power transfer to the ski.

convert to ounces
375g [97mm]
Weight (pair) 750g [97mm]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   86, 91, 97, 102, 108, 120
BSL Adjustment   25mm
Riser Heights   2 + flat
Vertical Release   3-11
Lateral Release   3-11
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Aluminum alloys, POM, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Backcountry, sidecountry, general touring
Notes Great binding loaded with features
Bottom Line Wide range of release adjustments to work for all different types of skiers
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Adam
Do you think the toe-piece release adjustment is worth the weight penalty when compared to a lighter full featured ATK binding, such as the RT 10 Evo? I would be likely be mounting these (or the RT 10 Evo) on the Blizzard Zero G 95 used for ski mountaineering.
Answer from Carlos M
Hi Adam,

I think the biggest benefit of the adjustable toepiece will be better retention at high speeds for aggressive skiing, although it may help ensure the accuracy of the release at lower release values as well. I think if you are an aggressive skier, the Evo Raiders will do a better job of keeping you in without having to crank the release values up.

The other difference I would draw you to between those bindings would be the ramp angle - the Raider 11 Evo is flatter at 11mm of delta, whereas the RT 10 Evo sits higher at 14.5. So if you prefer a flatter binding, the Raider 11 Evo will be a bit flatter, especially with a shim.
Answer from Adam K
I would ski either binding at a higher release value (9/10). Is a shim available for the RT 10 Evo? At 100g heavier, it's difficult to go with the Raider Evo 11 unless the downhill performance is far superior.
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Question from Eric
I’m curious if the brakes are less prone to ice up and/or more powerful than on the older (not Evo) models. I find the brakes on the previous generation ATKs frequently fail to deploy. It makes me pretty gun shy about purchasing more from ATK. Thoughts?
Answer from Jeff
Eric, This system is easier to use and shouldn't have an icing up issue. I hadn't experienced issues with the other system not deploying. But these do seem to have more 'Snap' when releasing the brake.
Answer from Eric S
Perhaps I need to grease the brake area.. It's been a pretty persistent problem on both my skis that have ATK on them.
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