Review: Black Diamond ATK Raider 12 FTB STD Ski Bindings · 2023Published on 07/24/2023 · 3 min readCurated Ski Experts share their experience with using the 2023 Black Diamond ATK Raider 12 FTB STD Ski Bindings. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The ATK Raider ski bindings excel in power transfer and snow performance due to features like the "freeride spacer," which allows for improved driving power through the skis. They offer reliable DIN settings for dependable release, ensuring safety during downhill skiing. The bindings are durable, made from high-quality aluminum alloys and stainless steel, and they feature user-friendly design elements like magnets in the risers. They are versatile for touring but not recommended for resort skiing. Despite a high price tag, their quality construction, durability, and enhanced skiing performance make them a worthwhile investment for dedicated skiers.
- Premium lightweight touring binding for skiers who want the best downhill performance
- Light weight great for long uphill travels
- Secure binding; doesn't release easily
- Multiple heel lifter modes and is incredibly user friendly
- Can be modified with a "freeride spacer," which creates loads more power transfer than other tech bindings
- Heavier touring binding than other lightweight options