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boost-12-alpine-ski-touring-binding, Effortless! The Boost 12 is made for HAGAN in partnership with ATK and is the same as the ATK Front 12. The revolutionary Boost 12 is headlined by it's unique toe-mounted brakes.Why toe brakes? Two big advantages:1. They are by far the easiest tech bindings. One lever to rule them all. Simply step in and pull the toe lever and the brakes are retracted in one step! No holding down the brake pad with one hand while awkwardly twisting the heal tower with the other. Let's say that again in case you missed it: Locking the toe piece for uphill mode also retracts the brake. One lever does both in one step. Ingenious. 2. If your boot isn't in the binding, the brakes are deployed. Period. Let's say that again: The brakes always deploy when the boot isn't in the toe. When climbing? Yes! At the top of the mountain when taking off skins? Yes! No more watching a dropped ski take off down the mountain. Toe-brakes look different. Strange even. Get over it. Benefit from always deploying brakes combined with operation that is MUCH easier and quicker than heel brakes.The Boost 12 is simply a better skiing, more efficient and hassle-free backcountry binding combining several ingenuous performance innovations: an extremely solid boot/ski connection at light weight, no torsional movement, precise release and great descending feel with the two huge advantages provided by the toe brakes. DescriptionTechnical FeaturesRelated ProductsVideosThe Boost 12's refined MagnetoA(R) heel climbing aids are easily flippable with pole or hand for five (five!!) climbing positions. Two climbing positions can be selected without any need to twist the heel piece, making for safer adjustments in precarious situations. At only 380 grams, the Boost 12 is the second lightest high-performance free ride touring binding in the world! (The lightest is the Hagan Core 12 Evo, which also has independent heel tower operation, but doesn't have the always active automatically deploying brakes.)Trying to decide between the Boost 12 and Core 12 Evo? This will help!The toe is easy to step-in, even with older and worn boots. The heel piece can be turned in any direction. The brake arms are extra long with wide hooks to stop your skis quickly when they go airborne without you. Integrated crampon hooks allow stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. REVOLUTIONARY ALWAYS ACTIVE SKI-BRAKE: The brake can only stay retracted when the boot is secure in the toe. If the boot is out of the toe - whether climbing, after a fall descending or simply transitioning - the brakes will extend. The toe mounted brake is also light and very easy to handle. Click the video tab to see just how easy.ELASTIC RESPONSE SYSTEM: an elastic sliding system in the heel allows unrestrained flex of the ski during compression and excellent skiing performanceCAM RELEASE SYSTEM: stabilizes the heel pins and provides the typical torsional stiffness of ATKA(R) bindingsRELEASE VALUES: fully adjustable VERTICAL (My) and LATERAL (Mz) release systems (5-10)HEEL FLAP WITH RAISER: provides 5 different walking modes: FLAT MODE, +32.5 mm, +37.5 mm, 48 mm, and +52.5 mm25 mm ADJUSTMENT PLATE: integrated in the heel part enables fast adjustment for boot substitution (up to 3 full sizes)CRAMPONS SLOT: includedSKI-BRAKE: included with 86, 91, 97, 102, 108, and 120 mm sizes to provide the perfect fit with any ski modelSKI-BRAKE CAPS: co-molded, with a geometry for braking efficiency and made of Charged NylonThe Boost 12 is made for HAGAN in partnership with ATK and is the same as the ATK Front 12. We will match any legit price and provide better customer service and faster response. ATK is well respected for exceptionally high quality, craftsmanship and functionality and manufactures a wide variety of bindings and other alpine touring gear in Italy. HAGAN partnered with ATK to bring what we feel are their best bindings to the U.S.Wide toe and heel mounts effectively transfer power. The patented E.R.S. A(R) (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 patented CAM heel system adjusts to impact forces, providing far better control and skiing precision than simple "U Forks." Vertical and Horizontal release are independently adjustable. Available ATK AL09 Free-ride spacers further improve performance.All adjustments on the binding can be made with a standard Phillips screwdriver, so you can leave a few extra tools out of your pack.Boost 12 and Pure 10 DifferencesBrakes: toe mounted brakes on the Boost, heel mounted on the Pure. Risers: Two magnetic flaps on the Boost 12 provide 5 climbing positions, a single flap on the Pure 8/10 provides 3. Length Adjustment: 20mm for the Pure, 25mm for the Boost. Release Range: Pure 10 is DIN 5-10, Boost 12 is DIN 5-12.Boost 12 FeaturesMAGNETO A(R) HEEL RISERS: intuitive heel flap system which provides 5 different climbing modes including flat. Easily change between two positions with your pole basket.CAM HEEL RELEASE SYSTEM A(R) (Adjustable Release 5-12): a cam system which drives the Vertical release (My) of the binding in case of a fall. The cam system is extremely precise and reliable, and at the same time very light and small.ROTATIONAL SYSTEM (Adjustable Release 5-12): this patented system provides the side release (Mz) adjustment. 25 mm ADJUSTMENT PLATE: integrated in the heel part enables fast adjustment in case of boot substitution (up to 3 full sizes). INTEGRATED CRAMPON HOOKS A(R): crampon hooks integrated into the toe piece.Weight: 380 gramsMulti-directional heel rotationElastic slide brake padEasy Step-inMagneto quick flick heel liftsHeel Z Values: 5-12 DINElastic Response System allows the ski to flex properly25mm Boot Sole Length adjustment rangeEasy length and release adjustmentMaterial:Aluminum alloyInjection-molded POM thermo-plasticStainless steelEnhance your Boost 12 performance with these accessories:a 70mm, 86mm, 97mm, 108mm and 120mm Cramponsa 86mm, 91mm, 97mm, 102mm, 108mm and 120mm Ski Brakesa ATK AL09 Freeride Spacera Two types of ATK toe shims are available if you would like to reduce the ramp angle - the ATK AL12 toe shim and ATK R16A Raider Toe Plate. Instructional Videos Toe brake operation - click the CC button for English subtitles: How to adjust the heel length and retention values (Note: 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? Stop it in one second!: