Atomic Tracker 16
I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $230
I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.
- Low profile (for an A/T binding)
I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better.
Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding.
These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them.
I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds.
Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze.
I was originally scared of the mechanism that flips these into AT mode. I was scared it would flip by itself and put me in accidental tele mode. That never has happened, seems like it isn't possible for that to happen. I'm not afraid anymore.
If you want a binding that you can use everyday at the resort, but also use backcountry quite often.. this is the binding for you!
I own both the Atomic Tracker 16 and the Salomon Guardian WTR 16, which are identical bindings, except for the graphics.
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The Atomic Tracker 16 Alpine Touring Binding delivers unrivaled downhill performance so you feel secure and comfortable when you hit up the backcountry. With one push of your ski pole and the simple shift of your body weight, you're able to easily switch from hike mode to ski mode. This unique touring binding is available in two sizes: small and large. With a DIN setting of 7-16, the Tracker 16 supplies hard-charging freeriders solid resort and out-of-bounds performance and security. Thanks to its 80mm-wide footprint and multiple brake size options the Tracker 16 is able to accommodate wider skis. And because of its low-profile chassis, this sweet touring setup provides a low stand height for increased terrain feedback and enhanced power transmission. Don't be worried about blowing through a toe piece or having to jerry-rig your binding--Atomic engineers made the Tracker 16 with metal, aluminum, and plastic components that supply a solid, durable binding that can withstand constant touring. Plus the Tracker 16 has aluminum bars for strengthened rigidity which improves your edge-to-edge power transmission, while its oversized platform ensures maximum lateral power transmission. What really sets this touring binding apart from the norm is its ability to switch from hike to ski mode with a push from your ski pole. Equipped with Hike-and-Ride Switch technology, you're able to flip the climbing bar from hike to ski mode with your ski pole, step down with your heel until the binding locks securely into place, and voila, you're ready for the turns you just earned. This sweet mechanism enables a quick, easy, and convenient switch between skiing and hiking mode without having to remove your skis. Oh, and to ensure improved comfort in hike mode, the Tracker comes with two climbing aid positions. Not to overwhelm you with more stellar features, but the Tracker 16 comes with a flat-nosed 90-degree pivot for optimal climbing and kick-turn capability and a simplified bas...