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ATK Freeraider - send it capabilities
how hard do you ski the atk freeraiders? are you more concerned about the binding not being triggered or being triggered too early? would you ram the edges harder into the snow with other bindings? still wondering if it is a good choice for wide powder skis like the bc 120, armada ww and similar?
If you mount it in a powder ski it should be fine, since the soft snow absorbs a lot of the impact.
I have a buddy who sends 20-foot cliffs on his ATKs (with the freeride spacer). He pushes them hard inbounds on A-Basin's East Wall. I'm not recommending riding pins inbounds, but they ski remarkably well for their weight.
I have Moment's version mounted to my 112 Deathwish Tours and they perform great. The mounting platform is fairly wide, so they work well with wider skis.
In my experience, I'm a little more concerned with the bindings not being triggered due to the pin design. ATKs have a nice and high din setting. The lack of elasticity is one of the biggest concerns with pins
I have a pair of Freeraider 16 binding on my bc 120 and I mean they ski fine. For their weight, it’s a great binding. I like having them when I do big touring days but if I’m staying in the resort, I’ll find myself taking a bigger binding as I don’t feel as safe when doing butters / spins. If you’re looking to send big features, I would go for a kingpin but if you’re looking for a lighweight touring binding that is still very safe, an atk freeraider is also pretty good considering the touring capabilities. The freeraider paired with a Bentchelter 120 is damn near perfect touring setup when it comes to weight and downhill performance in deep snow. If you have any questions let me know!
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