Marker Duke Bindings

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Marker Duke binding

Marker Duke binding    Photo: Courtesy of Marker

THE SELL: Maximum downhill performance with some tourability. THE TEST: Marker now makes lighter bindings (the Baron and Tour F10/12), but the updated Duke, which has a wider binding chassis for stronger power transfer from boot to ski, remains the most powerful and torsionally rigid AT binding on the market. Two other smart improvements: the updated AFD pad (the part of the binding under the forefoot) is now compatible with almost every AT boot on the market, and the higher climbing bar makes for easier skinning on steep tracks. THE VERDICT: The updated ergonomics and chassis are welcome; it’s still the best binding for someone who skis predominantly in-bounds and only occasionally goes on short tours. 5.7 lbs


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