As race bindings got lighter and lighter over the years, your options for release values started shrinking. In other words, you got a fixed release system and it either worked for your or it didn’t. The engineering maniacs at ATK were the first to reverse that trend, offering multiple spring strengths in the Trofeo, for example. Similarly, in the uber-light titanium realm, ATK birthed the SL World Cup and its SL Lightweight (LT) sibling. Each binding achieves a coveted sub-120gram weight and reliable performance, differentiated only by target release values. The SL World Cup is designed for average sized skiers with release values of 8 laterally and 9 vertically, while its pretty blue LT (RV 6) sibling is aimed at smaller folk with release values of 6 laterally and 7 vertically. Whichever version you choose, you will enjoy the benefits of stepping into the patented Easy Entry System and the (also patented) Rolling-In U-springs. The latter aid in engaging your boot in the heel piece while preventing wear on the titanium itself. Aptly named by ATK, the SL stands for Super Light and the World Cup stands for "this binding will put you on the podium."
- Patented Easy Entry System is some of the smoothest toe action in the business.
- Rolling-In U-springs make for easy step in and significantly reduce pin wear.
- Simple heel flap for uphill mode is adjustable in tension and replaceable.
- Two options for release values helps match with your size and ski ability.
||1 (race flap)|
||7 or 9|
||6 or 8|
||7075 aluminum, titanium, Polyoxymethylene (POM) plastics|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Skimo racing, beating your friends uphill|
|Notes||Rollin-in U-springs make stepping in easier and reduce wear on the heel|
|Bottom Line||Another option from ATK that makes skimo racing more approachable to a wide variety of skier types|
|Compare to other Race Bindings|
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