In a lesser-known novel, “To All Summits and Back Again,” written by Atomic Baggins, the story focuses on the plight of a little binding with a big personality, trying to make a name for itself in a big and crowded world. Helping with this task was its mostly glass-infused polyamide (PA) construction, making it light and strong, perfect for reliability in far-out places. As these stories tend to go, after much trial and turmoil, this little binding successfully summited all of its objectives, no doubt helped by its two, easily accessible heel risers. On the last and final descent, when it was truly weary from a long adventure and eager to get home, this little binding appreciated the AutoFlex system and adjustable lateral release, providing smoothness and consistency. Whether summiting big peaks or lapping hidden powder staches, the Atomic Backland Summit binding will reliably and faithfully be under your feet.
- AutoFlex System acts to prevent pre-release by allowing the heel to travel rearward, compensating for ski compression.
- Lateral release values can be adjusted between 4-9 or 6-12, depending on the selected spring strength.
- Vertical release is a fixed U-Spring for simplicity, with more hold in the "12" versus the "9".
- Flat mode and two riser options help smooth out steep skin tracks.
- 30mm of BSL adjustment allows for a quiver of boots.
- Step-In Aid lets you step in the first time, every time.
- Included leashes pair well with the nice leash ring found on the toe piece.
||2 + flat|
||Aluminum, high performance PA|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Summits, powder, and everything in between|
|Notes||Adjustable lateral release|
|Bottom Line||Durable binding suitable for every tour|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
Yes, same mounting pattern. So shops don't need a new Jig.
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