Orders placed now for those brake widths will be shipped this Fall. Can't wait for the sold out brake widths? Check out the Boost 12 Bindings. The toe brakes are ingenious – and because I ordered plenty, they are now available at big Spring Sale savings. Or order and receive the "no brakes" version of the C-Raider 12 now and order the brakes separately.
The ATK C-Raider 12 fits between the Hagan Pure 10/ATK Crest 10 and the Hagan Core 12 Pro/ATK Raider 12 – In terms of both features and weight.
The heel of the ATK C-Raider 12 is identical to that of the Hagan Core 12 Pro. The toe piece is a brand new ATK development. Thanks to the innovative "carbon" toe piece the ATK C-Raider 12 weighs in at just 315 grams! 35 grams more than the Pure 10 and 18 grams less than the Core 12 Pro
New “Carbon” toe piece
The new 30% carbon reinforced composite toe piece is a significant engineering development by ATK: material performance and innovative structural design reduce weight compared to the RAIDER 12 toe piece while boosting performance and stability compared to the Crest 10 toe piece.
Everything you want and need in a free touring binding: easy step in, cleanly integrated brakes and crampon slots, release value range up to 12, superb downhill performance, 5 climbing positions, independent vertical and horizontal release.
Exceptional performance, robust construction and a full set of features – at remarkably low weight. The ATK C-Raider 12 leaps to the top of the performance free-touring bindings
Wide toe and heel mounts precisely transfer power. The patented E.R.S. ® (Elastic Response System) system absorbs energy resulting in consistent release values while allowing the ski to flex naturally under compression for improved downhill performance. The heel pivots rotationally to provide consistent release and retention.
The unique - and patented - CAM heel system adjusts to impact forces, providing far better control and skiing precision than simple U Forks. The system ensures accurate, adjustable control of the release tension while maintaining very easy step in and solid power transfer. The design uses a CAM profile pressed against the heel pins by a pre-tensioned spring. When a fall requires vertical release, the CAM profile provides precise resistance to the pins.
Magneto® heel climbing aids are easily flippable for five climbing positions. Two climbing positions can be selected without twisting the heel piece, for safer adjustments in precarious situations. Easily - because the heel tower doesn't have the double duty of retracting the brakes - twist the heel, in either direction, for flat mode and two more riser heights.
Toe step-in is easy. Integrated crampon hooks allow stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. The ATK R16A Raider Toe Plate is available if you would like to reduce the ramp angle.
The C-Raider 12 Freeride binding is solid and robust at a feather-light 305 grams – better performance at a fraction of the weight of other bindings.
Note 1: The "no brakes" version simply has the brakes removed. There isn't a replacement heel plate. Function isn't affected, even in uphill "flat" mode. If you would like to "fill the gap" to complete the look, ATK AL11 ski brake covers are available.
The C-Raider 12 is made by ATK in Italy. Available Freeride spacers increase precision and power transmission to Alpine race binding levels.
Instructional VideosHOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CORE 12 PRO BINDINGS: The new Hagan Core 12 Pro bindings are the result of careful design studies and the application of the most innovative mechanical processing techniques. They meet the fundamental requirements of demanding ski tourers common to all Hagan products: lightness, performance and reliability. Thorough knowledge of the binding is necessary to make the most of the Core 12 Pro's functionality. In this video, ATK's Davide Indulti provides all the secrets of the Core 12 Pro/ATK R12/FR14, including useful suggestions for optimal use of your bindings. (Davide is Italian and our bindings are Italian-made. If your Italian isn't molto buono, use closed captioning.)
How to adjust the heel length and retention values:(Notes: 1. This video is of the prior Core 12/Raider 12 model, but the steps are the same. 2. The labeling of the heel adjustment steps is in the wrong order.)
How to use the magneto heel flaps:
Heel Cam Release System and Easy Step In:
Toe Easy Step In:
Risers flipping forward when you don't want them to? There is a dead simple, "Why didn't I think of that!" solution. Stop it in one second:
Operating the Hagan Core 12 Pro brake is is really easy, but perhaps counter-intuitive. The order is opposite what most everyone tries first – depress the brake pad, then try to push in the locking lever. That doesn’t work.
The order is:
1. Push in the locking lever - FIRST!
This design enables releasing the brake at the top (climb to descend transition) just by pressing the locking lever/button. It requires some flexibility, but you can release the brakes without taking off your skis!
Combined with our climbing skin's tip bungee attachment system, you can quickly remove skins, release brakes and descend without getting out of the skis. It takes maybe half a second longer at the bottom, but can save minutes up top – where it is often windier and colder – and minimizes the chance of a lost ski.