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.
|Weight (pair)||750g [97mm]|
||86, 91, 97, 102, 108, 120|
||2 + flat|
||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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