Atomic Pilot Race Skate Binding - $59.97

On race day, it's easy to put all your faith in your ski or your boot, but the glue that sticks these two pieces of gear together shouldn't be taken lightly. The Atomic Pilot Race Skate binding is designed to give you maximum power return during your skate kick and superior security when you're gliding. Although it's not the lightest binding in the Atomic family (even with its top-tier personality), it is one of the most powerful. Only the Pilot Sport Skate, a fully automatic step-in binding, is stiffer. Binding performance isn't all about plate stiffness, of course. The Pilot Race also utilizes a unique two-axis binding-to-boot connection system shared by the entire Atomic performance and sport family, a full-length guide ridge, and a rearset toe pivot. Although not all of the bindings share a rigid second link in the aforementioned dual axis system, the Race does, and this rigid link ensures maximum influence over torsional rigidity. Combine this improved rigidity with the advantage in ski control offered by the guide ridge underfoot and the benefit of the natural foot roll encouraged by the rearset pivot point, and you have a binding capable of delivering uncompromising performance. - $59.97