After a truly historic winter, it appears the Marker Kingpin M-Werks and Alpinist spent a lot of time together, tucked cozily away indoors between bouts of incredible powder skiing. The evidence for this is the Cruise 10 binding, which clearly has 23 chromosomes from each of them. Compared to the Alpinist, the Cruise has two heel risers easily accessible, helping tame even the steepest of skin tracks. Similar to both parents, the Cruise 10 utilizes a gapless design, keeping the release characteristics consistent while simultaneously smoothing over variable snow. Forgoing the alpine-style heel of the Kingpin M-Werks, the Cruise 10 is able to offer this generous feature set at a more approachable weight. Sitting confidently between the Kingpin M-Werks and Alpinist bindings, the Marker Cruise 10 offers great performance at a competitive weight.
- 15mm heel adjustment track means you can share the love with all the boots in your quiver.
- Gapless design creates a smooth and consistent ride.
- Vertical and lateral releases are independently adjustable.
- ISI (Intuitive Step In) toe and heel makes stepping into the Cruise a breeze.
- Heel step-in force is about 30% less than the Alpinist.
- Made from strong, bio-based plastics.
|Weight (pair)||910g [90mm]|
||2 + flat|
||Recycled plastic, biobased plastic + carbon fiber|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All-day ski touring|
|Notes||Intuitive, easy-to-step-in toe piece|
|Bottom Line||Splits the difference between the Alpinist and Kingpin M-Werks|
|Compare to other Full-featured Bindings|
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