Originally Posted by Jer
True, every company makes race stock bindings that have much heavier springs - but Marker is the only company I know of that drastically modifies the retention mechanism on thier race stock binders.
AFAIK, Marker makes a special racing binding with a full metal baseplate, teeth in the toe wings, and heavier retention springs, but none of that seems likely to drastically modify the retention mechanism more than any other binding maker's race modifications.
But maybe there's more to it. If you know something goes on at Marker beyond those modifications, it would be very nice to see exactly what that is with a link or some other source we could all see.
|Hey, if Markers work for you that's great. Marker is still in business after all these years so they must work for a lot of people. All I know is that I'm terrified of "big air" and I still manage to blow out of them even when they're cranked to ridiculous levels.
Thanks, my Markers work fine, just as my Rossis and Tyrolias do, or they wouldn't be on any of my skis any longer. As you point out, if the competition was much superior, Marker bindings wouldn't be around. And if your experience has been different, and it sounds as if it has, then by all means, stick with what works for you.
But if someone (not you, but someone else) is going to lay out blanket statements such as "markers suck period get rid of them", it really should be supported with more than just personal anecdotes, just as a claim that "Marker is the only company I know of that drastically modifies the retention mechanism on thier race stock binders" should be.