499,90 €-11%
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Please provide us with ALL of the following information:

  • Ski boot make and model
  • Ski boot mondopoint size
  • Ski boot sole length in mm
  • Your regular UK or European shoe size
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ATK R12 Ski Touring Binding

The ATK Raider 12 continues with new colours but otherwise unchanged for 2022. Light, torsionally stiff and easy to use, the Raider 12 has been one of our most popular free rando bindings since it's introduction two years ago.

The ATK R12 is packed with ATK's latest innovations. ATK wanted these bindings to be as easy to use as possible, particularly for skiers who have recently moved from alpine skiing to touring and can find insert bindings tricky.
The R12 toepieces have ATK's Easy Entry System to facilitate boot entry into the toe piece. The front lever is longer and more ergonomic so easier to use, especially in difficult situations when fatigue complicates even the simplest operations. The plastic protector reduces the wear and tear of the toe lever. The R12 also features ATK’s Fast-In System, a special design whereby the toe lever stops the boot toe in the perfect position step-in. Step-in is intuitive and fast whatever boots you are using. The toe piece of the R12 has a special design to avoid snow and ice build up under the spring mechanism. Called Snow Pack Proof, this design prevents snow accumulation even after several uphill/downhill transitions.

The toe piece also features ATK's new Up-Hill Hardness Variator. Used only on the ATK's Free Touring bindings, this multi-position indicator allows the skier to vary the locking hardness of the toe unit in walk mode. This has several advantages, allowing the bindings to compensate for boot insert wear and tear, allowing the skier to adjust locking strength as suits them (softer for lighter skiers, harder for stronger skiers) and reduces the pressure on the locking mechanism for longer life. The toe piece includes slots for ATK crampons.

The R12 has a fully adjustable heel unit. Lateral and vertical release can be adjusted independently with a range 5-12 DIN. The heel unit has ATK's excellent Cam Release System. This stabilizes the heel pins and provides the torsional stiffness ATK bindings are reknowned for. The special cam profile is pressed against the heel pins by a pre-tensioned spring: during step in, or on the event of a fall the pins are forced to go through the cam profile which provides a precise resistance to pin release depending upon the release value set on the bindings.  This mechanism provides the most stable downhill performance on the market with consistent reduction of boot torsion compared to any other tech heel unit design. It also provides the softest heel step in of any bindings.

Most modern free rando insert bindings now include a system to compensate for ski flex and the R12 has ATK's Elastic Response System. The heel unit is mounted on a baseplate that can slide forwards and backwards to absorb ski flex. Unlike some other brands who no longer recommend a gap between the heel unit and boot (since the heel unit will move with ski flex), ATK still recommend adjusting the heel unit to have the 4 mm space. However the principle is the same, allowing the ski to flex without the binding and boot blocking the centre of the ski, reducing pressure on the bindings during ski compression and giving more reliable release performance. 

The R12 also features ATK's Magneto Heel Flaps: A simple yet ingenious magnet system provides stability to the heel unit and ease of use. Lightweight and convenient in use.
ATK bindings with brakes have a unique design for the ski brakes. While most brands combine the ski/walk mechanism with the base of the heel unit tower. This automatically reduces the rigidity of the tower block. ATK have separated the ski brake function from the heel tower, allowing them to create torsionally stiffer bindings. Ski brakes are instead activated by a button on the side of the heel base plate. Push the button in, press the ski brake plate flat and the ski brakes are locked up. Push the button to unlock for ski mode. It works very well.

ATK's success is based upon precision manufacturing and designs using as much metal and as little plastic as possible. ATK bindings are light, compact and torsionally rigid. These characteristics are particularly important for free rando bindings where the greater stresses involved with wider and heavier skis soon show any weaknesses in binding design.  Weighing only 330 per ski, the new R12 is designed to supply a high level of control and feedback while remaining light for long tours in the backcountry.

For skiers wanting even more lateral control it is possible to mount the Freeride Spacer as an optional extra.

See our BLOG ATK 2020 Binding News for details on all ATK 2020 Bindings.
See our TABLE ATK 2020 Binding Specifications for a technical comparison of all ATK 2020 bindings.

Features: ATK R12

EES Easy Entry System: Toepiece design gives easy and confident step in action with all tech boots, even when boot soles are worn.
Monolink Technology 1.0: Only one of the toe piece arms has springs, and this design provides a higher clamping pressure on the boot while also saving weight.
Magneto Heel Flaps: A simple yet ingenious magnet system provides stability to the heel unit and ease of use. Lightweight and comfortable to use.
Cam Release System: This mechanism inside the ATK heel units to facilitate both boot entry and binding vertical release in the event of a fall. 
Elastic Response System: The heel unit moves on a rail to absorb ski flex and provides more reliable release performance at all stages of the turn.
Up-Hill Hardness Variator: Compensates for boot toe insert wear and enables the skier to customize walk mode closure to their weight and skiing style.
Fast-In System: The toe piece front lever is designed to stop the boot in the optimum position for step-in. Boot entry is intuitive and fast, whichever boots you use.


Materials: Alliages d’aluminium, Acier inoxydable, POM
DIN Release: 5-12 DIN
Adjustment: 25 mm
Ski Brake: 86,91,97,102,108,120 mm
Weight: 330 g

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