Salomon and Atomic co-engineered a completely new freeride alpine touring (AT) binding called the Salomon Guardian 16 and Atomic Tracker 16 — identical both technically and functionally at the same price. The binding was designed specifically for backcountry skiing but will rip inbounds just fine. The Hike and Ride Switch mechanism enables you to easily toggle between hike and ski modes using your pole without having to click out of your skis. The Low Profile Chassis has a lower stand height for greater stability and enhanced terrain feedback, and the Oversized Platform enables maximum power transmission and responsiveness for quick and more precise turns.