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.
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 Brake
Ten 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.
80 – 120 mm
1000 – 1700 gr
User 50 – 100 kg