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 voilà, 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 base plate to reduce snowpack during hike mode. And to top it off, the Tracker has an adjustable sole height for a secure fit.
|Available Brakes:||100, 115, and 130mm|
|Tracker 16 L Sole Length:||305-360mm|
|Tracker 16 S Sole Length:||265-320mm|
|Atomic Tracker 13 Alpine Touring Binding||$378.95|
|Atomic Tracker 16 Binding||$449.95|
|Atomic Tracker 16 L Ski Bindings||$449.99|
|Atomic Tracker 130 Alpine Touring Ski Boots||$304.90 - $469.90|
Ive been on dukes for a while now and for a new set up I figured Id try something new. I went with the atomic tracker 16, it is the same as the Salomon Guardian except for the paintjob. Only reason i went with atomic was because the Salomon blue didnt mesh well with the ski.
The binding is damn easy to use, but took a bit of time to figure out how to flip the riser bar over without a large struggle before. I do like how you are able to go from ski to walk without stepping out of the binding, unlike the duke, though Im not sure how functional it'll be since Im not flexible enough to skin rip without taking my skis off.
As for performance, i felt the uphill was pretty similar to the duke. The hinge point feels about the same, the stride is natural enough, and I didnt notice any real weight difference. I was still real slow up the mountain, but slow up = fast down!
Skiing these was awesome! I did not like how high above the ski the duke put you. The bars on the Tracker are much more low profile putting you closer to the ski. I felt these skied way more like alpine skis /bindings than the duke dude. The duke also did have some play in the toe piece after a few seasons so that could be a contributing factor. Clicking into the tracker i felt way more secure than I have in the past with the duke.
I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better.
Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. But why would you ever want them (JK.. I know why you want that, it just isn't for me).
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!
This binding is great, this is my first touring setup and i can say its awesome. I spent alot of time deciding between these and the marker duke. I ended up going for these because they're lower to the ski and I think they have a better mechanism than the duke. The duke requires you to detach before switching it into touring mode, but with the tracker, you can put it into touring mode while you are still attached. I have toured with this a few times and the rest of the time I ride it in bounds. It feels like a normal alpine binding when in bounds. this binding is an amazingly versatile binding that can perform in and out of bounds. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good and versatile touring binding.