ATK may not be a household name, but they have quickly established their legitimacy in the ski binding segment, engineering precise, high quality and light weight backcountry tools. They were founded in 2007 in Fiorano Modenese, Italy, the heart of the Italian Motor Valley, where innovation is part of the culture.
The ATK Freeraider 16 flexes well above its weight class. It's the go to for skiers searching for a light weight touring binding that offers a higher din option and doesn't sacrifice performance and power.
The Freeraider 16 comes stock with the AL09 Freeride Spacer, as well as the AL12 Raider Toe Shim, which reduces the drop (4 mm) in between the toe and heel piece and makes the binding flatter for an ideal freeride stance.
The 97 or 102 mm brake will accomodate the Vital 100, and the 108mm will accomodate the Intention 110 mm.
A spring is placed in between the base plate of the binding and the adjustment screw. When the ski bends due to a compression or a jump, the 4 mm distance in between boot and heel can be reduced or completely eliminated while the heel can still slide back and forth freely. This allows the ski to flex naturally, improves the binding release performance and reduces the pressure exerted on the ski/boot/binding system.