“That thing is sold in Europe, order it from there.” Tired of that same old tune?
We’ve been fascinated of late by the variety of tech (Dynafit type) compatible ski touring bindings available across the pond. La Sportiva has decided to do something about it. They’ll be importing a limited number of the ATK RT model binding, which is said to be super light (175 grams) and has an innovative way to adjust the holding tension of the toe wings. I’ve seen versions of this binding up close and personal, and the workmanship and engineering are indeed impressive. I didn’t see anything about brakes being available.
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. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).