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Marker Kingpin Tech Binding - UPDATED

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Marker Kingpin Tech Binding

Oh boy, look who just threw their hat into the tech binding game. It was only a matter of time before one of the big boys decided it was time to get in the increasing popular market of light weight ski touring bindings. And first up to the plate is Marker with their new Kingpin series of bindings. The details are still coming in but here's what we know so far:

  • Tech toe with downhill heel piece similar to their F10 and F12 bindings.
  • Six pack of springs in the toe to prevent unexpected releases.
  • XXL Power Tranmitter eliminates wobble in the heel that is common in most tech bindings.
  • AFDs on the heel to accommodate for a wide variety of touring boots with lugged soles.
  • 38mm wide mounting points provide better leverage and power transmission to the edge of the ski.
  • Integrated heel lifters at 7° and 13°.
  • Crampon compatible.
  • First tech binding to be DIN certified.
  • Available in three models: Kingpin 10, Kingpin 13 and Kingpin 10 Demo.
  • Limited retail release this winter (14/15) with a full retail release for the 2015/2016 winter.

Needless to say, we're pretty excited about this foot clamps. We'll keep you updated as more information is released. Check out Marker's website for more info and Lou Dawson's wildsnow.com. He's been down in South America doing a little testing.

*photos courtesy of markerusa.com

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