Skimo Co

Marker Alpinist 8 Binding

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Marker has heard your pleas for a lower, adjustable lateral release value, along with a lower vertical release, all the while keeping your concerns about weight and ski performance in mind. Even though that is a lot to process in one request, they put it all together and have called it the Alpinist 8 binding. Along with hitting all the specs sought after by lighter weight, or less aggressive skiers, this binding also happens to be very user friendly and can hold up to a great deal of flex from your skis without release so land it in the back seat, or nose-butter away! Since Marker knows that safety isn't third (apparently, it's first) the Alpinist 8 heel piece sits snug against the back of your boot allowing for a more consistent release and some rebound when exiting turns. Well paired with anything from Race+ to Beef boots, you can change your mind on which boot to take out since there is 15mm of adjustment to accommodate different BSL's. The Alpinist 8 is very similar to the Alpinist 9 and 12 in that it has a flat mode, an easy to use riser, and optional brakes should that be your cup of tea. If you want to ski at more humane release values the Marker Alpinist 8 checks that box along with a few others.

  • Gapless heel just like the Alpinist 9 for release value consistency and rebound.
  • Anti-ice pads are placed under the toe and heel to keep snow and ice from building up.
  • Adjustable lateral release in the heel, allowing for release values of 3-8.
  • Lower vertical release value than the Alpinist 9 or 12 with the "soft" spring installed.
  • Integrated crampon receptor works with Marker Pintech ski crampons.
  • 15mm of adjustment in the heel accommodates different BSL's.
  • Featuring a carbon-reinforced pin toe for lightweight security.
  • Flat-on-ski mode for those long approaches and meadow skipping.
  • Removable brake widths of 90mm, 105mm, and 115mm.
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Weight (pair) 538g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes   Optional 90mm, 105mm, 115mm
BSL Adjustment   15mm
Riser Heights   2 + Flat
Vertical Release   Fixed
Lateral Release   Adjustable 3-8
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Forged aluminium, carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski touring
Notes Gapless binding for consistent release
Bottom Line Lower release value in a low weight offering
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Alice
Hi! I would like to purchase those binding, but I have a question regarding the brakes! My skis are 94mm wide, do i pick the 90mm brakes or 115mm, do they extend?

Thank you!
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out, Alice. Go with the 90mm as they can be stretched to fit your ski.
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Pete (used product regularly)
I have skied these bindings hard over the last five days! I am absolutely stoked by these bindings. They do everything right. The release for me seems dialed. The uphill and downhill performance has been outstanding. I opted for using the leash, and I feel that was the correct choice. I am driving large 188, cm skis with these in powder and crud and long skied-out chutes. They do have a little elasticity which is awesome! I feel like the binding sits a little lower down towards the ski than my previous touring bindings, so instead of feeling like your on the ski, you feel like your in the ski. Iv only used the flat and the single heal riser for climbs. That feels like plenty for me. It's quick and easy to use. Transitions are easy.
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Question from Sarah Kope
Hi there! Had my setup stolen so looking for a new rig. Bought Black Crows Navis skis that are a 102mm underfoot and debating whether the Marker Alpinist 8 or the Salomon MTN would be better for that underfoot. Thoughts? I am 5’5” and 125lb if that helps too
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Sarah,

Thanks for reaching out! I recommend that you fill out a binding finder( Once we know that information, we will be able to provide you more accurate suggestions!
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Model: Alpinist 8

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