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  1. #1026
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    Quote Originally Posted by CirqueScaler View Post
    [...]In other news, Skimo.Co has a new, unlisted page for the ATK Trofeo for $445 with what looks like a subtly different heel piece: [...][/ATTACH]
    Oooh, good eye, I didn't ever realize what you were referencing at first!
    So the retention screw for the U-fork has shifted from a vertical to horizontal orientation, and the slots on the sides are now entirely open.
    Looks like that change was already implemented for this past season, even though BD's rebranded version still uses the older design.
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  2. #1027
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    I know what you mean, but often the heel U-fork in skimo race bindings is referred to as a spring, since it's essentially performing in a spring-like function for the forward release.
    This was the source of my confusion as well.

  3. #1028
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    so skimo is going to carry atk, since bd is now distributor for atk in the US. Is bd going to continue to sell their own re-branded atk on top of the “original” atk range? thats a lot of bindings

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    Quote Originally Posted by TG View Post
    so skimo is going to carry atk, since bd is now distributor for atk in the US. Is bd going to continue to sell their own re-branded atk on top of the “original” atk range? thats a lot of bindings
    Agreed on that being a whole lotta bindings:
    https://www.blackdiamondequipment.co...p/at-bindings/

    However, I haven't seen any indication yet that BD will become the ATK distributor.

    This past season, ATK was already being sold directly in the U.S. by this small regional (yet high-quality) specialty shop:
    https://skithewhites.com/collections/atk-bindings

    I was very surprised by such a development, since I had been told years ago Giovanni wanted nothing to do with North American direct sales under his own brand.
    (A competitor also emailed me way back in 2011 that, "For the record, ATK is currently suing Crazy Idea. Giovanni has such a short temper!!! I don't know the reasons/details though. Who's next??")

    Hence all the ATK rebranding here over the years by, let's see, La Sportiva, Fischer, Movement, Hagan, BD -- am I missing anyone?

    But perhaps the next generation of the ATK ownership family is tempted enough by the size of the rapidly expanding North American market to overcome any concerns about liability, service, etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    However, I haven't seen any indication yet that BD will become the ATK distributor.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMLcixBFHV-/

    our series sponsor @blackdiamond_snow is proud to announce that it is launching North American distribution of @atk_bindings . Yep, the bindings that you see on many of the world cup athletes will be here in 2021!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    Hence all the ATK rebranding here over the years by, let's see, La Sportiva, Fischer, Movement, Hagan, BD -- am I missing anyone?
    Add Majesty and Moment to the list

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    So that's a cumulative tally of seven different rebranding partners over recent years!

    But with all due respect to my Wasatch skimo race organizer equivalents, I can't find any announcement from either BD or ATK that the former will henceforth serve as the distributor for the latter, as opposed to yet another retailer, of which I now realize our New England retailer was joined by another two this past season:
    https://www.powder7.com/ATK/on-sale
    http://mammothgear.com/store/search/brand/ATK/
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  8. #1033
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post

    However, I haven't seen any indication yet that BD will become the ATK distributor.
    BD is 100% distributing ATK in the USA for 21/22 and will still offer their own variations of ATK bindings under the Helio name.

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    ^ So those three shops selling ATK-branded ATK bindings will have to go through BD, with warranty support provided by BD? Whereas the three non-BD ATK rebranded lines (Hagan, Moment, Majesty) will continue to deal directly with ATK?
    (Perhaps such a potentially confusing situation goes along nicely with the confusing ATK model line-up?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    ^ So those three shops selling ATK-branded ATK bindings will have to go through BD, with warranty support provided by BD? Whereas the three non-BD ATK rebranded lines (Hagan, Moment, Majesty) will continue to deal directly with ATK?
    (Perhaps such a potentially confusing situation goes along nicely with the confusing ATK model line-up?)
    Can't speak for anyone else regarding warranty and distro specifics.

    I own Moment.

    We are still working directly with ATK offering modified FR series bindings.

  11. #1036
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    I was able to get warranty support from Hagan this year, happy to not have to deal with Europe directly.

    I would trust Utah Skimo with their industry info, its run by the Skimo Co manager

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    Why is BD selling the Helio line lol? Will they not offer the ATK equivalents then?

  13. #1038
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    The Helio series has a naming system that actually makes sense

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    ^ Wow, with a new ATK distributor and multiple rebrandings, all combined with a complicated mix & match model line-up, this thread should be even more fascinating for next season!
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    Well...at least their bindings are pretty good lol.

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    Now, more the ever, the best strategy is to just pick the red one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleaches View Post
    Now, more the ever, the best strategy is to just pick the red one.
    https://www.haganskimountaineering.c...-r-c-a-binding
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    Anyone have extra 15mm atk toe screws? Need to remount, screw heads are unique and can't find em anywhere (ofc) in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westcoaster View Post
    Anyone have extra 15mm atk toe screws? Need to remount, screw heads are unique and can't find em anywhere (ofc) in the US.
    Paging spyderjon...
    (PM him.)
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

  20. #1045
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    Are you looking for the 13mm mounting screws listed here? https://skimo.co/hagan-binding-parts

  21. #1046
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    Quote Originally Posted by CirqueScaler View Post
    Are you looking for the 13mm mounting screws listed here? https://skimo.co/hagan-binding-parts
    I believe trofeo toes are 15mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan S. View Post
    ^ Wow, with a new ATK distributor and multiple rebrandings, all combined with a complicated mix & match model line-up, this thread should be even more fascinating for next season!
    Our current stock of ATK bindings came through BD, but they seem a bit uncertain of how they should promote the brand in the US (similar to Pieps). The 21-22 dealer catalog shows only Helio-branded bindings (but all the Pieps products), and the website shows the Helio lineup plus the Crest 10.

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    Any hints as to what the 21-22 Helio lineup looks like?

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    So to add to the confusion, ATK will now have a Kuluar model, and DPS will rebrand ATK bindings:
    https://skimo.co/preview
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    Here's the kuluar binding. Not quite sure where this fits in, in their product line

    https://www.atkbindings.com/it/prodo...-12-brake-ita/

    there's a video on their main page


    Also don't sleep on the FR14 Glam edition!

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