ATK Crest 10 Alpine Touring Binding
The ATK Crest 10 is an everyday tech binding with backcountry-touring functionality, all-metal-construction durability, and an elegant ease-of-use. This binding is designed for the casual backcountry traveler or on-resort fitness tourer who wants a simple binding that still has all of the comfort and safety driven features, including adjustable heel risers, quick release brake, and an easily rotating heel turret.
Weighing only 280 grams and being made from entirely machined metal, the ATK Crest 10 is a robust binding that still clocks in at a slender weight. With a release range of 5-10 to fit your skiing style, and heel adjustment of 20mm to accommodate varying boot sole lengths, this binding is ideal for a lighter skier looking for all-mountain performance. Coming in five different brake widths and two bright colors, you have options to choose from. Three levels of heel positions allow you to easily adjust depending on the steepness of the terrain you are climbing. This binding utilizes ATK's Elastic Response System which works to absorb the impact of the ski flexing on big jumps or compressions to improve the performance and feel underfoot. Integrated built-in crampon slot works perfectly for any of the ATK crampons for steep, icy missions. The ATK Crest 10 bindings work so smoothly that you barely notice they're under you. And that's a good thing because it lets you deal with more important things like another lap of skiing or where the next snack break will be.
I have never stepped into a tech binding so easily. Whoever designed the heel unit is brilliant! I'm smaller dude and typically have to really stomp my feet into the heel, and this design is so so great. The pins slide effortlessly and enable me to step in as easily as an alpine heel (if not easier). Toe is durable and easy to use. Multiple heel riser height configurations also!