The ATK Kuluar LT sits right smack in the middle of the ATK binding collection. It sits between their race and touring binding selections, and blurs the line between light weight and downhill skiablity. With this thoughtful approach to binding building and addressing the needs for most skiers, the Kuluar LT fill a much-needed grey area in the world of touring specific bindings. Turns out, the middle ground between race and touring bindings is a winner. By combining lightweight reliable U-Springs, adjustable lateral release, and elasticity in the heel, ATK has created a binding that can calmly handle whatever the day brings yet remain light as to make the climb more efficient and less taxing on your body. For advanced and expert skiers looking for that sweet spot between light weight and downhill dependability, the ATK Kuluar LT fills a much-needed void between race and touring categories that is sure to satisfy a whole lot of skiers.