|The Atomic Splitboard.|
|Binding pivots for touring mode.|
|As far as we could tell with a quick glance, the binding comes off via this mechanism, in turn attaching to the touring pivot.|
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.
Thanks Lou, that was a fast response.
Did you get a chance to pull one of the bindings off to see what mechanism lays beneath?
It looks like Atomic is making their own hardware? It’s great to see another player in this niche market – there’s not nearly enough and the current hardware is in bad need of re-thinking. I’d love to see how the Atomic system works. I’ll be looking for it! Kudos to Atomic.
It’s good to see Atomic coming out with a new system. Joel, what is so bad about Voile’s system? I have been using it for years. About the only drawback I’ve had is weight. That certainly does not look to be a problem solved with the Atomic system. I have found Voile’s system to be elegant in it’s simplicity. Something the Burton version did not go for and you paid for it in an even heavier product and problems with icing.
Thanks for taking some pics and providing some info Lou!
Burton failed, Voile did well getting a good ball rolling… now it is time for other players to refine and improve on Voile’s interface (which is clunky but workable). This might be a good start, it might not. Thanks for the info.
Uppss, that’s nice with new player in splitboard area! Lou, and what about triboard? German made and patented, see http://www.t3-splitboard.de. Suppose, the only trouble for not being so world-wide known triboard is that it is patented. And the triboard is not known and spread in splitboard commnunity.
According to one review (in german) the whole system including bindings is 12.8 pounds, which is two pounds lighter than any reported full voile system I’ve seen. I haven’t seen a riding review of this yet, though.
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