Originally Posted by Gator
I was asking the buyer if all the marker problems were release related and his response . Markers are as good as they get if you purchase them above the 12 din range .
The last Markers I skied on were a pair of 14.0 frees from two years ago. They were on a friends pair of skis. I used to ski on Markers a while ago, so I instinctively cranked the toes to 14 (I usually ski Salomon 916's at 12 on the toe). They pre-released all over the place just like I remembered in the bad old days. I've heard the really high DIN Markers are better due to the metal bar that locks out upward release and the teeth on the toe wings. But teeth on the toe wings? C'mon - if the binding works well, you shouldn't have to resort to stuff like teeth on the toe wings. Of course the buyer is gonna say they're great - when's the last time you went to a Ford dealership and the salesman said "To be honest, Fords are inferior to GMC"?
Marker heels are as good as anything out there, but the toes are a different story.