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Marker Alpinist 9 Binding

Brand: Marker
Model: Alpinist 9
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Price: $399.00
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True to their fashion, Marker is entering a new market (tech-bindings) with great fanfare. The Alpinist binding is focused on weight, ski-ability, and a user-friendly nature that is robust and foolproof. The heel piece sits flush against the heel of your boot and uses a spring-loaded track to keep the release dialed regardless of the flex of a ski throughout a turn or hard landing. This is analogous to forward-pressure in an alpine setting but adapted to a race-weight tech binding (a first). The Alpinist 9 is an impressive offering in terms downhill performance, weight, price, and uphill-capability. It’s backed by a German name (Marker) that is synonymous with ski bindings.

  • Strategically placed anti-icing pads under toe and heel promote consistent performance no matter the temperature, humidity, or water content.
  • Generous 15mm of boot sole adjustment allows enough freedom to accurately mount for multiple boots.
  • Gapless heel piece offers 4mm of Dynamic Length Compensation for improved ski rebound and release-value consistency.
  • Adjustable lateral release values from 4-9 and swappable vertical U-Spring helps dial-in retention and release.
  • Use the heel flap for a low riser-height or spin the heel-piece 180° for increased lift.
  • Flat-on-ski mode is also available for those long, flat approaches.
  • Removable brakes come in 90mm, 105mm, and 115mm widths.
  • Integrated crampon receptor accepts Marker ski crampons.
-> ounces
Weight (pair) 532g
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes Optional 90mm, 105mm, 115mm
BSL Adjustment 15mm
Riser Heights 2 + Flat
Vertical Release Fixed
Lateral Release 4-9
Crampon Ready Kingpin and Alpinist crampons
Specs Verified Yes
Materials Forged aluminium, carbon, fiber-reinforced polyamide
Skimo Co Says
Usage Touring
Notes Integrated rubber pads simplify the step-in.
Bottom Line Lightweight adjustable touring binding
Question from Aaron Parmet
What is the approximate RV of the "medium" and "hard" u-springs for the marker alpinist? I've heard everything from 7.5 to 8 to 9.... and everything from 10 to 10.5 to 12 for "hard"?
Answer from Teddy Young
We haven't received our shipment of them yet, and I absolutely don't want to steer you wrong. Give us a shout when it's in stock! We'll have had a chance to look them over thoroughly and test them in our binding release testing device, then we can give a detailed answer.
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