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ATK Raider 13 Evo Binding

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The Raider 13 Evo is ATK’s new flagship binding, and it’s ready to take you to the top of the mountain and get you down in just about any manner you desire. A couple of key features make it stand out from past models and the competition: automatic ski brake retraction and a toe release adjustment, respectively.

After testing for a season in Europe, ATK is releasing into the US the Evo brake system in lieu of the push-button mechanism found on other Raider models. Simply turn the heel 180 degrees when transitioning and an internal mechanism will do the rest. When heading uphill, step or push on the brake to make it auto-lock into place. At the top, spinning the heel again will auto-deploy the brakes so you’ll never forget. While you’ll no longer have the option of skiing with the brakes up, ATK makes plenty of brakeless bindings for that.

ATK also added lateral release adjustment in the toe of the Raider Evo series. This, to be clear, does *not* mean that the binding releases laterally at the toe like alpine bindings. Experienced tech binding users know that toes and heels work in conjunction during lateral release, evidenced by the fact that locking your toe effectively disables the release. The new lateral toe adjustment means that both are adjusted in unison which expands the range of release values available: in the case of the Evo 13 a whopping 5-13 adjustment will work for most backcountry skiers out there.

The new features combined with ATKs renowned precision machining makes the ATK Raider Evo 13 a supremely functional and reliable touring binding at a weight that is unmatched in the category. This is a gear choice you won’t likely come to regret.

  • Exquisitely machined 7075 aluminum, POM, and stainless steel for a rock-solid build.
  • Adjustable lateral and vertical release over a wide range of 5-13 due to toe spring adjustment.
  • Optional freeride spacers support your heel while having a decent anti-friction mechanism.
  • Evo autobrake system means no fuss transitions…the brakes lock and deploy automatically.
  • Snowpack proof toe piece is relatively sealed to prevent dangerous snow creep under the wings.
  • 25mm adjustment in the heel track so you can adapt to a few boots with one mount.
  • Magnetic risers offer multiple climbing heights with a flick of your finger or pole.
  • Cam release heel pins work independently for smooth step-in and vertical release.
  • 14mm elastic travel in the heel means you won’t eject if you overflex your skis.
  • Uphill Hardness Variator lets you tweak the toe tension for skinning.
convert to ounces
377g [97mm]
Weight (pair) 754g [97mm]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   97, 102, 108, 120
BSL Adjustment   25mm
Riser Heights   2 + flat
Vertical Release   5-13
Lateral Release   5-13
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Aluminum alloys, POM, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Free touring, general backcountry skiing
Notes Toe adjustment offers a wide range of release values
Bottom Line The "Evo"lved flagship ATK binding
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Eric

I plan to build a wide AT setup that I can occasionally use in the rare resort pow (read: crud) days. Haven't clicked the button yet but very likely I'll be buying the Pagoda tour 106 C2 from you guys.

Weighing the binding choice now. From the resort downhill performance, sensation, and safety perspectives, how much do I lose by going with these Raider instead of the Shift? Thank you!
Answer from Gabriel I
Hi Eric, you'll lose some suspension, dampness, and alpine release characteristics going with a tech binding vs. what is basically an alpine binding with the Shift. If your priority is resort downhill performance, you can't beat the Shift (or Cast, etc). If you want to lean more on the touring performance side, go for the Raider. The Raider will handle the occasional resort day fine. Feel free to reach out to us at to get into more details!
Answer from Jeff
Eric, Asking us Skimo guys, we will always say go with the ATK. Over the Shifts you will lose Lots of weight. Under most conditions, I would say you wouldn't really notice any DH performance or sensation. In powder everything is great, icy conditions would be the only time you may feel less. And Safety is always hard to quantify. Tech bindings are simple and different, but seem to release fine when needed. There are certain falls that hurt many people on Alpine bindings, same for touring.
The Pagoda skis make for great crossover skis. Fun everywhere.
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Question from Wu E
Is the spacing of the mounting screws the same as in the R12 binding?
Answer from jbo
Hi Wu, the Evo has the same mounting pattern as the current Raider 12, but there have been versions of the Raider with a different pattern in previous years. Please see our list of mounting patterns for details.
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Question from Mike S

What is the delta? Do these come with toe shims? Thank you.
Answer from jbo
Hi Mike, these are +11 as documented in our list of pin heights. If you click the "Add ATK Binding Parts" box you can add some 4mm shims to make that +7.
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Question from Eric S
I'm curious if the brakes are more positive (stronger) than in the earlier R12, push button variety? I have found (on that older model) that if I don't regularly clean and grease the area where the brakes fold up, then they do not release. Of course, maintenance is the price we pay for ultra-light gear. On the other hand, I've never had any problem, in spite of doing no maintenance at all, on my tried and true Dynafit Vertical STs.
Answer from Niko M
Hi Eric! These brakes do seem to have a little more grr to them. Although the push button variety is still a favorable design, the new mechanisms involved within the Evo seem quite reliable. Time will tell with this newer binding, but the early reports share all good things!
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Question from Daus M
Compare/contrast this ATK Raider EVO with the Dynafit Rotation ST?
Answer from Carlos M
Hi Daus,

They are both burly, freeride-oriented tech bindings! The main difference will be the weight. The ATK is 377 grams per binding, compared to the Rotation at just over 600. So a pretty significant weight savings. Much of that weight is in the rotating toe of the Rotation, which offers some extra lateral elasticity and very secure retention. However, the Raider Evo bindings also have good lateral elasticity in the heel, and adjustable release in the toe makes them very reliable. I would not hesitate to ski either quite aggressively. The Rotation is also a truly gapless binding - while the ATK Raiders do have elastic travel in the heel to allow for length compensation during ski flex, they are still set with a 4mm gap. So they are not technically gapless.

One other formal difference is that the Rotation is TUV certified - this makes it unique among tech bindings. But in our experience, both release very accurately.
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