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Marker Tour F10

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Thread Starter 
 For those that think the Duke is too heavy. I hear you can release the heel without taking it off too. I see that there is a picture of it in the new issue of Skiing, so I guess it's OK to talk about it now. Anybody else seen it.
post #2 of 15
Well, they call it the "Marker Tour F10", and it looks like there is a "F12" as well.  Might be a good idea to change the title of the thread if it's at all possible.

Skiing blurb:

"Some AT bindings ski well but are too heavy, while others are light but so mushy it's like skiing on French toast.  No more.  Coming in fall 2010. This brand-new DIN-10 binding from Marker is lighter, stiffer and less expensive than comparable models.  And it sits lower on the ski for better energy transfer and performance. [$475; markerusa.com]"

This is the page on which it'll show on Jan 31, 2010: http://www.marker-tour.com/

Great info here:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://blog.antrieb.com/2010/01/29/f10-tour-f12-tour-marker-f10-tour-marker-f12-tour-marker-f10-tour-skibindung-marker-f12-tour-skibindung-skibindungen-tourenbindung-tourenski-freeride-backcountry/&ei=acpjS-zbCoL-sgOmjsDSAQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA8Q7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmarker%2B%2522tour%2Bf10%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3DGYR
Edited by DtEW - 1/29/10 at 10:19pm
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
 OK, done.
post #4 of 15
 YIPPEEEEE!     When can I order a pair?           
                                              
                                                                             (My Dukes are gettin REAL sloppy!)
post #5 of 15
 Just played with them, they are damn light. 
post #6 of 15
Phil, how did they seem to you in terms of burliness of construction?
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post #8 of 15

This binding looks sick, especially for us lighter guys. It should be noted that the quoted weights are WITHOUT brakes though, which adds 150 grams per binding.

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The Marker Tour just showed up in the shop yesterday.  They are a great looking binging with strong heritage from the Duke and Baron bindings.  While the Duke and Baron are focused on the Downhill over the Uphill (Alpine skiing vs. Touring/Skinning) the Tours are more focused on the Touring and skinning over the Downhill side of the skiing).  They are especially like in compared to the Duke and Barons.

 

You can see them closer on our website:  http://www.suburbansport.com/skibima.html

post #10 of 15

Pretty sure you still have to take off your ski to switch modes.  The lever looks to be in the same place as the Baron/Duke

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by CanadaGuy View Post

Pretty sure you still have to take off your ski to switch modes.  The lever looks to be in the same place as the Baron/Duke



Correct. They have a little leather loop thing rather than a large switch the duke/baron has, but same placement.

 

Am I the only one who things its a good idea having it under there? it stops your binding needing to be so long and minimizes the dead spot on your ski allowing it to flex more freely. 

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Originally Posted by FieldsofGlory View Post





Correct. They have a little leather loop thing rather than a large switch the duke/baron has, but same placement.

 

Am I the only one who things its a good idea having it under there? it stops your binding needing to be so long and minimizes the dead spot on your ski allowing it to flex more freely. 

 

Depends, have you ridden the Duke/Baron?  I find it to be a huge inconvenience to me, but then again I use my Barons more for sidecountry/resort than longer tours.  Just my opinion though.  I know a lot of people don't mind having to take off their boots.

 


 

post #13 of 15

What is the latest scuttle butt on these tour 10/12 bindings? Are they proving to be reliable and durable? I'm thinking about trading out my Dukes for a pair of the lighter Markers.

  

post #14 of 15

They have a design flaw. If you take knee fall while skinning it will break that pivots. There is a thread on TGR about it.

post #15 of 15

Oh Man, I'm sorry to hear that! I think someone said the same thing about the G-3 Onyx, but I have never had that problem with mine.

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