ATK Crest 8 Alpine Touring Binding
Built for lighter ski mountaineers and ski touring beginners, the ATK Crest 8 Alpine Touring Binding provides great all-mountain features and performance in a simple, safe, and durable package. At only 300 grams, this binding defies its weight class with its impressive downhill capabilities due to its full machined aluminum construction and elasticity built into the heel unit for greater impact absorption. The option for adjustable release settings and multiple brake widths make it a choice for varying types of skis/skiers alike.
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Why We Like the ATK Crest 8 Alpine Touring Binding
For new users, getting into a tech binding can sometimes be a pain. With ATK's Easy Entry System®, you can easily and confidently step in these bindings every time. The toe piece features Monolink® Technology 1.0, fixing the left arm of the toe piece. This reduces weight and improves stiffness to increase downhill and touring performance.
The heel piece of the ATK Crest 8 Alpine Touring Binding is designed specially to be user-friendly and confidence inspiring on the descent. Offering an adjustable 3-8 release, the ATK Crest 8 is ideal for lightweight skiers. The CAM RELEASE SYSTEM® provides the softest boot step in the market, allowing lighter users to step in with ease. It also gives an incredibly precise release on the downhill performance, so you can confidently and aggressively ski. To further inspire you, ATK added in their ELASTIC RESPONSE SYSTEM®, which provides 10mm total of elasticity, ensuring boot retention even under quick ski compressions. For a strong grip on every pitch of the skin track, the Crest 8 provides three different riser heights with an easily rotating heel turret. With 20mm of adjustment in the heel, you can utilize several boot sizes without needing to remount.
Overall the ATK Crest 8 is an excellent all-mountain, efficient, and lightweight binding for lightweight and newer ski tourers looking to explore the backcountry. Fully featured and ready to rip, you'll love this binding no matter what lines you chase.
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I used to ski a G3 Ion and I found my new favorite!!!! Not only does this ski better but the easy entry toe is also so user friendly and intuitive. I always struggle with tech toes and this ATK binding is SO nice to get in and out of. Binding skis great, looks great. Very good!!!!!!!!!!