Product details: ATK Front 12 incl. Stopper Alpine Touring Bindings Black / White / Titanium
The revolutionary front ski-brake for a pure skiing style, ideal for extreme conditions which require simplicity and reliability: impeccable downhill runs even on the steepest routes.
ATK Front 12 belongs to the free touring range (thanks to its skiing performances and design features) but can transversally fit into the touring range, due to the uniqueness of its brake system which appeals to a wide range of users. The heel piece presents most of the Raider collection specifics: the 5-12 fully adjustable release range covers a broad range of users, the CAM Release system grants a precise release performance with a unique pin stability, the E.R.S. system provides 12 mm of heel elastic travel and the Magneto Heel Flaps provide a perfect adaptation to any up-hill steepness.
The front piece design belongs to the Raider collection and presents the new front brake system. The front cover is perfectly integrated with the baseplate and avoids any interference with snow, ice or debris with the brake inner parts. Super easy step-in, Snow Pack Proof design and smooth locking lever activation lead to an outstanding ease of use and safety.
Automatic Front BrakeTen years ago ATK Bindings designed the first front brake system with the aim of creating a new standard in terms of functionality and ease of use. This was the first brake system that didn’t need to be locked during the up-hill mode and was always ready to brake the skis, any time that the boots weren’t inserted in the toe piece.
A kind of “limit” was represented by the need of double activation: once for the front locking lever and once for the brake activation. A new step forward has been obtained with the Front 12 binding and its characteristics have been handed down also in the development of the Front 9: the brake is automatically recalled over the ski when the toe piece is set in walking mode simply by pulling the front locking lever of the binding.
The same approach leads to recall the brake arms for the downhill mode: pulling up the front lever and immediately releasing it. The brake will automatically be released in case of fall-release or voluntary step out from the binding. The address of this new brake system is clear: pure ski mountaineering where simplicity of the design, ease of use also in extreme conditions and absolute functional reliability are required for a safe ride on the steepest faces.
• Release: 5-12
• Adjustment: 25 mm
• Walking modes: Flat, +32 mm, +37 mm, +46 mm, +52 mm
• New Automatic Front Brake
• Heel elastic travel: 12 mm (E.R.S.)
Materials: Alu Alloys, POM, Stainless Steel
According to manufacturer bindings are ideal for:
80 - 120 mm ski waist
1000 - 1700 g ski weight
Skier 50 – 100 kg
Cam Release System
The king of the ATK patented systems! The Cam Release System is fitted inside of the touring bindings heels in order to drive the boot step-in and vertical release in case of fall. A special CAM profile is pressed towards the heel pins by a pre-tensioned spring: when the step-in or a fall release occur, the pins are forced to go through the CAM profile which provides a precise resistance to the pin release, depending on the release value set on the binding.
+ Provides the most stable downhill performances on the market with consistent reduction of bootorsion compared to any other tech heel part.
+ Extremely precise release performance.
+ Provides the softest heel step in of the industry.
+ Small dimensions compared to performance and astonishing lightweight.
Elastic Response System
A spring is placed in between the base plate of the binding and the adjustment screw. When the ski bents under the effect of a compression or a jump, the heel part can slide backward with an elastic travel of 10 or 12 mm, depending on the binding.
+ Grants the natural ski flex, also in case of big jumps/compressions.
+ Improves binding release performance when the binding is stressed.
+ Reduces the pressure on the ski-boot-binding system.
Uphill Hardness Variator
A multi-position selector is placed in between the front lever and the toe piece base plate. By changing the selector setting, the up-hill mode locking hardness variates by increasing the pressure on the
+ It compensates the boot toe insert wear and tear during the years.
+ Provides a proper locking strength for each user (softer for lighter users, harder for strong ones).
+ Reduces the pressures on the locking mechanism.
Magneto Heel Flaps
An ingenious as simple magnet system provides the handling and stabilization of the heel flaps.
+ Extremely light and comfortable heel flaps system
Automatic Brake system
The first ski touring brake with automatic activation!
+ Automatic activation: when the toe piece is locked for the up-hill action through the front lever activation, the ski-brake is automatically
recalled on the ski ready to open again in case of boot release (after a fall release or a voluntary activation of the brake)
+ Innovative design that optimizes the ergonomics in order to reduce the snow friction over the toe piece while skiing
Please note: the selected stopper size should be the next largest, based on the center width of the ski (example: center width 95mm -> 100mm stopper). The selection "Size" corresponds to the stopper width.