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Marker Duke bindings difference s over the years

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi guys I'm looking to compliment my Blizzard Bodacious with the Marker Duke. My question is two fold.

Is there that big of a different between the years of the binding offering?
What are those differences?
What's a good price?
I know they changed the binding a lot this year and last making it wider EPF. Is it worth it?

I guess I need someone to chime in hear and I guess it was more than twofold. Lol. Thanks
post #2 of 5

The first gen ones (2008-09 was the first season I think) are more prone to developing play, both lateral on the track itself (from not clearing ice build-up on the plates before engaging to ski mode) and fore/aft from the lever mechanism (again ice build up). They adjusted the design in 2009-10 which helped, and the newer EPF ones are supposedly much better for both those issues.

 

I would be careful buying used Dukes, I would want to really trust the seller or to see them mounted to test for play. I sold a pair of 2008-09 that had play (lateral and fore/aft) to a mutual friend for $120, with full disclosure about the issues and advised him to only use them in powder and not do any jumping/excessive resort skiing.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks I bought the new ones 13/14. Has anyone heard of the play issue with them? I see myself as 70-80 resort 20/30 side country.
post #4 of 5

You bought the EPF? Should be good to go. I know a few friends that have been on them since release and have not developed much slop, they are also sled skiing with them which beats the skis/bindings up a bit more.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yes 2014 epf. Thanks for the info
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