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Marker Duke Ski Binding


Pros: This binding crosses over between an on piste ripper to a backcountry mad man. Beefy enough to take a beating and keep on trucking.

Cons: Heavy...thats why its so strong...I find that sometimes the system can become frozen over after a long skin.

This binding is one of a kind.  I have tried all other touring style bindings and find that only the Duke can ski the front side of the mountain all day, jump off cliffs in bounds or out, and still with the flip of a switch have the freedom of the freeheelers.  I would recommend it to anyone who uses lifts to access their backcountry terrrian or for those that cant afford more than one setup for powder skiing.  Check your DIN if you run at a recommended DIN maybe the Baron is for you.  You will also save your self $100 bucks.
Marker Duke Ski Binding

Built from the ground up for the modern freerider, the Duke Ski Binding is the burliest AT binding ever created. This badass AT binding is all about, well, being badass. To switch from touring mode to ride mode, a rider must take the ski off, pop up the underfoot lever, then put the ski back on. This system guarantees the binding WILL NEVER INADVERTANTLY OPEN IN SKI MODE, a nice thing to know when you're 50 feet in the air and coming down fast. Connection brackets mount to the ski directly to increase power transfer without ruining the ski's flex. The Duke binding's burly heel and toe piece have wide contact points to facilitate power transfer, and the DIN goes up to 16 to prevent premature release when going big. An adjustable toe height feature gives you an incredibly solid connection with your boot. In tour mode, the binding moves your center of mass backward 30mm for greater efficiency. There's also a choice of two hiking positions, either 6 or 12 degrees.

Recommended UseBackcountry skiing when downhill performance is paramount
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Weight[1 binding] 2lb 15oz (1334g)
MaterialPlastic, stainless steel, aluminum
Brake Width110mm
DIN RatedYes, up to 16
Boot CompatibilityAT and alpine
Brakes IncludedYes
Heel ElevatorsYes, 6- and 12-degree positions
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: 7616G1SM, Color: Small (265-320mm), Size: One Size7616G1SM094899509942
Style: 7616G1SM, Color: Small (265-320mm), Size: One Size7616G1SM094899519941
Style: 7616G1LG, Color: Large (305-370mm), Size: One Size7616G1LG094899509935
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