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i'm in the market for some touring bindings that i can skin with a few times a year, but mostly i'll be on the groomers in resorts. i looked at the fritschi's and some of the markers, but am not exactly sure what to get, so im looking for some opinions

thanks!

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Well, if you are buying some bindings that will be used for lift served skiing with the occasional trip into the sidecountry or backcountry the Marker Duke/Baron  will be highly recommended. They are beefy and ski well  and they have the advantage of being AT bindings.  Marker also has the Tour 12 and 10 out now

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BCA Alpine Trekkers.

 

http://www.backcountryaccess.com/index.php?id=53



 

 

Why one earth would you?  Just get Dukes (if you need a 15 DIN) or Baron or Marker Tour 10 or 12 if you don't.  With DIN soles (alpine boots), release is as consistent as any alpine binding.
 

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

BCA Alpine Trekkers.

 

http://www.backcountryaccess.com/index.php?id=53



 

 

Why one earth would you?  Just get Dukes (if you need a 15 DIN) or Baron or Marker Tour 10 or 12 if you don't.  With DIN soles (alpine boots), release is as consistent as any alpine binding.
 

Whiteroom is reading between the lines.
 

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thanks for the reccomendations guys, decided on just putting some tele bindings on my old ski's  and learning how to tele!

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Next you'll be growing a beard and eating mung beans.  Oh well.

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http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11095.html  Marker & Kastle recall bindings   !!! 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
Release #11-095
Marker Volkl’s Recall Hotline: (800) 453-3862
Kastle’s Recall Hotline: (970) 390-4498 collect

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Marker Volkl USA and Kastle Recall Ski Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Marker and Kastle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings

Units: About 5,400

Importers: Marker Volkl USA, of Lebanon, N.H. and Kastle GmbH, of Austria

Hazard: Steel springs in the heel pieces of the bindings could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall includes the following 2010-2011 model year Marker and Kastle Twin Cam ski bindings with maximum release/retention settings of 12.0.

Recalled Models
Marker 12.0 TC Comp EPS/white and red
Marker 12.0 Free with 90mm or 110mm ski brake/black
Marker rMotion 12.0 D/white and red
Kastle K12 KTI
Kastle K12 CTI with 90mm or 110mm ski brake

Sold at: Ski and specialty sports retailers nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for the Kastle bindings and from July 2010 through December 2010 for the Marker bindings. The bindings sold for between $280 and $340.

Manufactured in: Czech Republic

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled ski bindings and return Marker bindings to a Marker authorized retailer or return Kastle bindings to a Kastle authorized retailer for a free replacement heel binding. Consumers should bring their ski boots to be sure that the replacement bindings are adjusted correctly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marker Volkl at (800) 453-3862 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Marker at recall@markerusa.com or visit Marker’s website at www.markerusa.com. Call Kastle collect at (970) 390-4498 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Kastle at jpom73@gmail.com or visit the firm’s website at www.kastle-ski.com

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