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Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm
Sure, the Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro 108mm Binding has a touring mode, but that shouldn't lead you to assume that it sacrifices anything in the way of downhill performance. This is a wide, burly touring binding for powerful skiers who seek technical lines far away from the resort. Robust materials mean ultimate durability, a clever linkage design transmits all your power directly to the ski, and a dialed release system protects you against disastrous early-release scenarios. More specifically, though, this binding features Gliding Technology--complete with a wider toe piece--to alleviate that pesky walking-on-your-tip-toes sensation. Not to mention, the Fritschi touts a free-gliding heel bar with integrated lock to avert an accidental release into tour mode. Ultimately, the wide footprint and heel piece boasts an overall larger construction than past years' models, ensuring a more forceful, powerful, and stable platform when driving wide skis. So, glide quickly on the skin track and then push this burly binding until your speed leaves you screaming like a child.
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Black Diamond Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm Black Diamond Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 108mm
You love a good morning indulging in the sinful delight of lift-accessed pow, but when the resort's chewed up and the surrounding slopes are beckoning, it's time to head out of bounds to score some bonus freshies. Your Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding provides solid resort performance, but with a quick lever flip, you're ready to tackle the backcountry. Certified for both AT and alpine boots, the Freeride Pro eliminates the need for a whole separate setup, allowing you to hop between the lifts and the skinner whenever you please. The four-level heel riser flips up to increase efficiency on steeper ascents, and the free-gliding heel bar helps prevent accidental release on the uphill.
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Black Diamond Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 120mm Black Diamond Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding - 120mm
Your Fritschi Freeride Pro Binding provides solid downhill performance in the resort, and with a quick flip of a lever, you're ready to tackle the backcountry. Certified for both AT and alpine boots, the Freeride Pro eliminates the need for a whole separate setup, allowing you to hop between the resort and the skintrack whenever you please. The four-level heel riser flips up to increase efficiency on steeper ascents, and the free-gliding heel bar helps prevent accidental release on the uphill. They may not be the lightest backcountry option on the market, but you'll be stoked on the downhill shredability when you rip skins and reap your reward.
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Black Diamond Fritschi Scout Binding - 95mm Black Diamond Fritschi Scout Binding - 95mm
Built for the powder-chasing freerider who's ready to venture beyond the resort boundaries, the Scout Binding is Fritschi's lightest frame binding, blending hard-charging downhill performance with uphill efficiency. Compatible with alpine and AT boots, these bindings eliminate the need for two different setups--just slap these on a pair of pow sticks and get ready to prowl the backcountry for untouched freshies when the resort gets chewed up.
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Black Diamond Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 Black Diamond Fritschi Vipec Evo 12
You know how to cover some serious distance in the backcountry, but you're not about to slog through a long sufferfest for a subpar descent. Lightweight on the skintrack and reliable when you're crushing steep lines in the alpine, the Fritschi Vipec Evo 12 is the ultimate weapon of choice for tackling big objectives and ripping them to shreds on the way down. The heel-locking lever gives you the confidence and security you need to crush the lines you just battled your way up, while a front lateral release provides reliable release values in both ski and walk mode for added safety when you're skiing or get caught in a slide while skinning. Weighing in at just over a pound per binding, the Vipec EVOs keep it light on the skintrack, while a three-level heel riser accommodates changing slope angles as you skin across flat meadows, mellow aprons, and steep headwalls.
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CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Anti-Balling Plates CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Anti-Balling Plates
No snow could punch holes that large through the anti-balling plates that originally came with your Alpinist Crampons, but there they are. Lucky for you they are easily replaceable with Camp USA's Alpinist Anti-Balling Plates.
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CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Automatic Toe Bails CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Automatic Toe Bails
You can't blame your loved ones for gifting you crampons that aren't compatible with your mountaineering boots. Crampon compatibility can be just as confusing as rocket science. Lucky for you, Camp USA makes the Alpinist Crampon compatible with any mountaineering boot with small, inexpensive accessories like the Alpinist Automatic Toe Bails.
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CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Heel Bails CAMP USA - Cassin Alpinist Heel Bails
You could have sworn your crampons' original heel bails were carefully wrapped between the spikes last you saw them. Regardless of where they were, it's about time you replaced that oddly worn-out webbing with Camp USA's Alpinist Heel Bails. This time, pack them away from the crampons.
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Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0 Auto-Lock Binding Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0 Auto-Lock Binding
If you thought the Dynafit Low Tech Race binding couldn't get any lighter, you thought wrong. Now checking in at a feathery 110g, the Low Tech Race 2. 0 Auto-Lock Binding is lighter than before and maintains the same simple and streamlined design as previous iterations. The Low Tech Race 2. 0 gets its low weight and reliable strength through a thoughtful mix of forged 7074 aluminum, titanium, and high-strength plastic. The new mounting pattern utilizes only four screws in the toe piece and three in the heel for further weight savings, and the crampon slot can be removed to shed a few more grams from the binding. The patented toe pins feature snow-shedding grooves to keep them free of snow and ice for reliable boot connections that will save time during transitions. The heel is easily switched from walk with a quick flick of the tab that covers the two heel pins and are just as quickly switched to ski mode with the same motion.
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Dynafit Speed Crampon Dynafit Speed Crampon
You'd think that you could ski faster if the terrain were slicker, slipperier, and icier, but you'd be dead wrong if you don't have Dynafit's Speed Crampon attached to your rando ski. This crampon is lightweight and compact for easy storage when you reach downhills, and six sharp points featuring Dynafit's Shark Technology ensure traction whether you're racing flat lands or speeding up steep, icy peaks.
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Dynafit ST Rotation 10 Binding Dynafit ST Rotation 10 Binding
The Radical 2. 0 was all the rage last year, and Dynafit continues to push the limits in backcountry performance with its new ST Rotation 10 Binding. The binding utilizes the same rotating toe piece and 10mm of forward pressure in the heel that made its predecessor so popular with hard-charging skiers, but Dynafit added a spring-tensioned toe piece that auto-realigns itself so you aren't missing the heel piece every time you go to step into the binding. Dynafit also integrated the heel unit into the baseplate, which strengthens and stiffens the heel for performance on the descent. Not only is the ST Rotation 10 Binding more solid on the downhill, but by updating more of the binding material to aluminum, Dynafit was able to knock 50 grams off the Radical 2. 0. With uncompromising performance on the uphill and downhill, the ST Rotation 10 throws a big middle finger to those clunky frame bindings your buddy keeps insisting are worth the weight.
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Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding
If long tours across hanging alpine valleys and steep ascents up near vertical mountains sounds like your cup of tea, consider the Dynafit TLT Expedition Binding your Earl Grey. The TLT Expedition combines the burly toe piece of the Dynafit Radical with a lightweight and minimalist heel piece for fast and efficient backcountry travel. The heel piece borrows its design from randonnee race bindings, resulting in a simple and effective system that's intuitive to use in the alpine. The wide Radical toe piece and low stand height puts more power to the ski for added security during the descent, while the lack of lateral release helps prevent release when skiing in no-fall zones.
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Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2.0 Binding Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2.0 Binding
The first time you toured in a set of tech bindings you probably thought it couldn't get much better, but the Dynafit TLT Radical FT 2. 0 Binding is here to prove, without a doubt, that it can. Not only does the newly redesigned Radical 2. 0 maintain the same easy-walking feel as its predecessors, but it now carries with it a well-earned TUV certification, making the Radical 2. 0 a safer and more reliable tech binding.The Radical 2. 0 earns its TUV certification through a pivoting toe piece that is able to compensate for lateral impacts and ensure reliable release values that can be set between 5-12 as determined by DIN ISO 13992 standards. The heel is also able to withstand 10mm of forward pressure, giving it the ability to compensate for forward impacts. In addition to the elasticity of the heel and toe, the Radical 2. 0 is now equipped with an easy lock brake system, meaning the brake can be engaged or disengaged independently of the heel piece--this means you won't have to worry about losing a ski whenever the binding is in walk mode.Where the Radical FT separates itself from the ST option is with higher release values, making it the best option for heavier or more aggressive skiers. The freeride design really puts an emphasis on the descent due to the wide toe piece that is able to direct more power to wide, freeride skis. The binding itself is housed in a burly combination of forged aluminum, CrMo steel, stainless steel, and high-strength plastic. The Radical 2. 0 FT also features carbon power plates, which are located under the toe and heel and increase torsional rigidity by 12 percent. Another major improvement to the newly re-worked radical is the multi-directional heel piece that can be turned both clockwise or counter clockwise--this means no more having to rotate the binding a full 360-degrees just to switch it from walk to ski mode. The toe is also compatible with Dynafit ski crampons for when conditions demand more bite than mohair can offer.
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Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2.0 Binding Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2.0 Binding
The long awaited Dynafit TLT Radical ST 2. 0 Binding makes its debut this winter carrying with it a safer and more efficient design, as well a well-earned TUV certification. While the easy-walking nature of traditional tech bindings may have been great on the uphill, they have left a lot to be desired on the descent, in terms of both power and safety--that is not the case with the TLT Radical ST 2. 0 Binding. The pivoting toe piece of the Radical 2. 0 is now able to absorb lateral impacts, giving the binding the ability resist early release. And if that wasn't enough, the heel piece now is capable of withstanding up to 10mm of forward pressure, giving it the ability to compensate for lateral impacts.Prior to the Radical 2. 0, the Dynafit Beast 14 and 16 were the only bindings in the Dynafit lineup able to lay claim to TUV certification. The rigorous TUV certification ensures that release values of the bindings can be reliably set between 4-10 as determined by DIN ISO 13992 standards, resulting in increased safety and better downhill performance. In addition to the TUV certification, the Radical 2. 0 now houses a more efficient design than it predecessors with a heel that can be turned either clockwise or counter clockwise--this means you won't have to waist time turning the heel a full 360-degrees just to get back to walk mode when you could be getting first tracks.They say if something isn't broke, don't fix it, which is why you'll find the same two-position heel elevators that were on previous versions of the Radical. Where the Radical 2. 0 differs, however, is with the Easy Lock brake system, which allows the brake to be engaged or disengaged independently of the heel. Once the toe piece is moved into walk mode, the pivoting toe piece locks into place for the same easy-walking feel as previous Dynafit bindings. The toe piece is compatible with Dynafit ski crampons for added security when climbing icy skintracks and puckering ascents up bulletproof ice.
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Dynafit TLT Speed Binding Dynafit TLT Speed Binding
If there's one thing Dynafit knows best it's speed. Simplicity, durability, and function strike a balance in the TLT Speed Binding. Weighing in at just 570 grams per pair, these bindings are light enough to please weight-conscious skiers and strong enough to give you the confidence to rip that 2,000-foot couloir you just scurried up. Two heel riser settings keep your time on the skintrack smooth and efficient, while Ice Breaker pins keep snow and ice out of your boots to ensure reliable boot-to-binding retention.
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Dynafit TLT Speed Radical Binding Dynafit TLT Speed Radical Binding
Built to be light, fast, and super-simple to use, Dynafit designed its TLT Speed Radical Binding to withstand the forces of traditional alpine touring and maintain the low overall weight that ski-mountaineers demand.
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Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding
Climbing snowy peaks is fun, but getting to ski down is even better. The Dynafit TLT Speedfit Binding is a lightweight, minimalist offering that will have you flying up the skintrack like someone lit a fire under your ass. Weighing in at 620 grams per pair, these bindings won't weigh you down on long approaches and multi-day traverses, and the two heel risers adjust easily to fit changing terrain. Ice Breaker pins work to keep snow and ice out of the tech inserts on your boots, ensuring proper retention so you won't walk out of them.
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Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 10 Binding Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 10 Binding
Dynafit's TLT Superlite 2. 0 10 Binding offers a safe and responsive binding in the package of a race-ready speed demon. The lateral release rating of 5-10 is slightly lower than the Superlite 2. 0 12, making it a solid option for slightly smaller skiers. The steel and aluminum construction maintains durability without weighing you down, and you've got the option to add brakes (sold separately) if you want them. Two heel risers let you adapt to changing terrain while you're motoring up the hill, and the crampon attachment can even be removed if you're really trying to shed an extra half ounce or two.
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Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Brake Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Brake
That extra time you saved on the ascent by going brakeless isn't going to do you much good when you're chasing your ski down the mountain after it gets away from you. The Dynafit TLT Superlite 2. 0 Brake attaches quickly to your Superlite 2. 0 bindings and weighs just under three ounces, so you won't feel like you just tied a couple of lead weights to your lightweight touring set up after you put them on.
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Fischer Tour Race Alpine Touring Binding Fischer Tour Race Alpine Touring Binding
Fischer has entered the alpine touring game with a full line of gear that runs the gamut from heavy freeride touring gear to ultralight ski mountaineering equipment. Needless to say, the Tour Race Binding is an exciting new offering from Fischer, which is built for the gram-counting ski mountaineer. With a unique color scheme, Fischer's Tour Race binding brings a fresh look to the usually stale demeanor of tech bindings. Plus, at only eight ounces per pair, the Race Tour is one of the lightest bindings on the market that meets ISMF racing standards.The toe piece is fitted with a front lever and small nylon bearing, resulting in ultra-smooth transitions between walk and ski mode. The simple flap design quickly transitions the heel to walk mode with a quick flip of a lever, and it has only one heel height to save weight, keeps the design simple, and it functions well on all but the steepest skintracks. The bottom line' An ultralight binding with a simplistic design to trim time from your transitions and make your touring experience as simple as possible.
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G3 Ascent Crampon - Pair G3 Ascent Crampon - Pair
Snow in the backcountry can change without warning, so when powder turns to concrete on the skin track, be ready with the G3 Ascent Crampon. You could turn back and head home, but you really need to get over the ridge where there might be a chance for softer snow. Grab the Ascent, attach it underneath your G3 Targa Ascent binding toe piece, and grip the last three hundred feet without a slip.
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G3 Ion 10 Binding G3 Ion 10 Binding
It only takes one steep skinner to learn the value of lightweight backcountry ski gear, but you also don't want to sacrifice downhill performance for an easier uphill; you didn't blow all your season pass money for an alpine touring setup just to have dinky downhill rides all year, after all. The G3 Ion 10 Binding is one of the few alpine touring bindings that weighs around a pound and still provides DIN settings suitable for rowdy-but-safe ski sessions in the backcountry. With lower release values than the Ion 12, this 4-10 version of the Ion is ideal for the lighter, less-aggressive skier who doesn't need the extra retention. The Ion 10 maintains the same freeride design of the 12 with a wide mount that's 33% wider than traditional tech bindings, giving the binding the ability to more effectively transfer power to the edges of wide freeride skis. The heel piece delivers better downhill performance with forward pressure heel elasticity--this gives the heel the ability to absorb energy and maintain consistent forward pressure, resulting in more consistent release values and improved downhill performance. Since touring bindings will spend the majority of their time going up, G3 refined the climbing features on the Ion, so you'll spend less time trying to figure out which way to turn the heel piece, scraping ice from the toe piece, and trying to get your toe into the binding. In addition to the wider design and increased elasticity in the toe piece, the Ion is also equipped with a step-in guidance feature that puts your boot exactly where it needs to be for a quick and secure clamp. The heel piece can be turned in any direction, so you won't have to worry about turning it the wrong way, while the quickflick heel risers have an intuitive design, allowing them to be quickly grabbed by either a pole or hand. The toe piece has a snow-clearing channel to keep the area beneath the toe springs free of ice and debris to ensure a solid and reliable attachment to the boot. ...
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G3 ION 12 Binding G3 ION 12 Binding
You've probably met the skier who's tinkered with their tech bindings to try and make them burlier, more reliable, lighter, more ice-proof, etc. Sometimes the mods have worked, but most of the time they haven't, but they are almost always convinced that they've revolutionized touring each time they emerge from the garage. Unfortunately for tinkerers everywhere, G3's ahead of the curve and is starting to change the game with the new Ion Tech Binding. It'd be hyperbolic to call it revolutionary, but the Ion introduces a whole host of killer features without compromising the classic two-pin toe and heel tech design that's worked so well for so long.G3 started by giving the Ion an adjustable forward-pressure setting, which allows 22mm of adjustment to ensure a super-solid connection between the heel of your boot and the heel piece of the binding, reducing vibration and helping to eliminate chatter. This gives the Ion a smoother, less rattly feel than traditional tech setups and makes sure that it'll release consistently, but only when it's necessary (it's release values run as high as 12, if you're wondering). The mounting pattern is 33% wider than standard tech bindings, as are the toe jaws, making it easier to get power to the edges of wide skis and reducing vibration for a easier, more powerful ride in rugged conditions. G3 even built in a Boot Stop step-in guidance system, which employs two bumpers that let you settle your boot down in the right spot without trying and retract when you click into ski mode to stay out of the way.The Ion crushes it on the way down, to be sure, but it'd be pretty worthless if it didn't go up like the dickens, too. Luckily it does, with thoughtful features like bi-directional heel rotation--no more forgetting which way is right and which left--and dual Quick-Flick heel lifts that are easy to manipulate with a ski pole. Maybe the best innovations are the toe piece's double snow-clearing channels under the jaws, which let you poke out ...
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G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash
A lot of folks were liking what the G3 Ion had to offer last season, but wanted to see a lighter, brake-less version for those long tours and big mountaineering objectives when every gram counts, so G3 took heed and developed the Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash for all of you minimalist, gram-counting backcountry skiers out there. Being the lightest offering in the Ion lineup, the Ion LT weighs just one pound per binding but maintains the same downhill prowess as its predecessors.Don't be fooled by the Ion LT's lightweight design, because this binding still wants to rip descents like a burly freeride binding. The mounting pattern is wide to direct more power to the ski, and the forward pressure heel elasticity works to maintain consistent release values during landings and compressions. You'll find the same smart designs on the Ion LT that reduce the amount of time you spend fiddling with your bindings thanks to easy step-in guides, which help direct the toe inserts on your boots into the toe pins, along with a snow clearing channel, which help to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the toe piece, causing a false connection that can result in pre-releases. The heel piece can be turned in either direction, meaning you don't have to turn the heel a full 360-degrees just to put it back into ski mode, and the Quicklift heel risers are specifically designed to be easily grabbed with either a ski pole or by hand.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Core Binding Hagan Ski Mountaineering Core Binding
Chase big lines through uncharted territories on your Hagan Ski Mountaineering Core Bindings. These lightweight tech bindings can withstand the gnarly terrain that you hunger for, designed with pow-hungry, couloir-ripping freeriders in mind. Weighing in at just 350 grams per foot, these bindings won't weigh you down on the skintrack, with five different walking positions to keep your stride smooth and efficient. The wide toe and heel mounts optimize power transfer while you're crushing big lines, and the unique integrated toe break deploys both in up and downhill mode.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons
Finding patches of ice and hardpack on your route to the summit is sort of an inevitability when ski mountaineering--one might be able to argue it's hardly skimo without it. Fear not when you find a 45 degree hockey rink while climbing, for the Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ski Crampons ravenously bite into ice with their jagged, nearly indestructible titanal teeth. These are clutch to have in your pack on days when you're traveling in exposed terrain and integrate seamlessly with Hagan ZR touring bindings--that way, the only "ride of your life" that you'll be taking is skiing down that pinner couloir you've been scoping all season.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ultra Binding Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ultra Binding
Weighing just 110 grams per foot, your Hagan Ski Mountaineering Ultra Bindings were made for speed. These ultralight aluminum bindings optimize efficiency on the uphill and hold you in securely while you're booking it back down to the bottom. Monolink technology uses springs only on one side of the toe, lowering weight and increasing clamping stiffness. The easy entry system features a responsive and powerful closure that can be quickly done with a pole tip and the polymer wheel bearing makes for quick and easy toe locking. The semi-locked position is strong enough to avoid releases on less technical climbs, saving you a few seconds on your transitions.
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Marker Duke 16 EPF Alpine Touring Binding Marker Duke 16 EPF Alpine Touring Binding
Earn your big mountain turns in the light and powerful Marker Duke EPF Alpine Touring Binding. With backcountry Climbing Aid technology, you can set the Duke to flat, 7 degree, or 13 degree positions easily with your ski pole, while integrated elastomer padding dampens impact, to reduce those annoying clacking noises. A 6-16 DIN range allows you to bomb the mountain and huck cliffs without fear of kicking a ski when you need it most. A widened platform featuring Power Width Design and a 28% larger EPF Extended Power Frame give supremely smooth transmission of power from boot to ski, even on those fatty boards that have a love affair with powder. A Triple Pivot Elite toe, Inter Pivot heel, and stainless steel gliding AFD all further enhance power transfer while providing optimal energy absorption to reduce the risk of pre-releasing. This hard-charging monster of a binding has to be super heavy, right' Wrong. Magnesium parts and a Hollow Tech fiber-reinforced frame provides impressive stability and strength with minimal weight.
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Marker Kingpin 10 AT Binding Marker Kingpin 10 AT Binding
Tech bindings have been more or less the same for a while now--two pins, four springs, one pivoting heel--but Marker saw the potential for some serious improvement, spent a few afternoons tinkering in its basement, and emerged with the brand-new Kingpin 10 AT Binding. It cribs the locking pintech toe from classic tech bindings while throwing in a twist or three. Marker pretty much reinvented the heel, creating a binding that offers the climbing performance of a lightweight two-pinner and the elasticity, power, and security of a traditional alpine clamp. Let's start with the toe, which is the most recognizable piece of the Kingpin. In classic style, it uses two spring-loaded pins to secure your boot, has a locking ski/walk switch, and sports adjustable boot stops for easy step-in. The differences are in the mounting pattern (a super-wide 38mm for efficient power transfer on wide skis) and the spring configuration, which uses Marker's Six Pack setup to provide greater energy absorption and contact pressure than a four-spring setup, reducing unwanted release in ski mode and giving you a smoother ride. There's also an integrated crampon adapter for stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. The toe's cool, but it's in the heel that the Kingpin really finds glory. Marker's XXL Power Transmitter is damn similar to an alpine heel--the step-in function is the same, it has a beefy anti-friction device, and it rocks alpine-style brakes that lock up in walk mode--but with a few key differences. First, it's TUV-certified, making it the first tech binding that can actually claim to have real, measurable, and repeatable DIN settings, not just "release values." Second, it pivots laterally to provide consistent release and retention, with plenty of vertical elasticity as well, so you have a powerful alpine connection instead of that rattly tech-binding feel. To engage the heel walk mode, you just flip the underfoot lever to slide the heel back and step down, l...
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Marker Kingpin 13 AT Binding Marker Kingpin 13 AT Binding
In the gear world, as in the regular world, there's a constant tug-of-war between the time-tested and the newfangled, the tried-and-true and the next big thing. Stay in the past, and you'll get left behind--but innovate too fast, and you'll end up with something that looks better than it works. Marker found the sweet spot with the Kingpin 13 AT Binding, which cribs plenty of reliable tech from classic two-pin bindings, takes cues from the successful Royal Family series, and adds a whole mess of brand new to create a clamp that's almost as light as a classic tech binding, as versatile as a Duke, and as powerful as a traditional alpine binding. Let's start with the toe, which is the most recognizable piece of the Kingpin. In classic style, it uses two spring-loaded pins to secure your boot, has a locking ski/walk switch, and sports adjustable boot stops for easy step-in. The differences are in the mounting pattern (a super-wide 38mm for efficient power transfer on wide skis) and the spring configuration, which uses Marker's Six Pack setup to provide greater energy absorption and contact pressure than a four-spring setup, reducing unwanted release in ski mode and giving you a smoother ride. There's also an integrated crampon adapter for stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones. The toe's cool, but it's in the heel that the Kingpin really shows the world who's boss. Marker's XXL Power Transmitter is damn similar to an alpine heel--the step-in function is the same, it has a beefy anti-friction device, and rocks alpine-style brakes that lock up in walk mode--but with a few key differences. First, it's TUV-certified, making it the first tech binding that can actually claim to have real, measurable, and repeatable DIN settings, not just "release values." Second, it pivots laterally to provide consistent release and retention, with plenty of vertical elasticity as well, so you have a powerful alpine connection instead of that rattly tech-binding feel. To..
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