Blending the performance of the popular Alpinist and Kingpin M-Werks bindings, Marker's Cruise 12 finds the middle ground between the two. The gapless design with 4mm of length compensation allows the heel piece to move backward in response to ski compression, helping to smooth over variable snow and keep release values consistent. The two riser heights are easily accessible, providing relief for weary legs on an excessively steep skin track. The bio-based plastic should hold up to hard skiing while still coming in at a respectable weight. As icing on the cake, the Cruise 12 keeps the same ISI (Intuitive Step In) toe piece found on both of its siblings, making it quite easy to step into. If Marker put together a greatest hits compilation of their touring bindings, it’d look like the Cruise 12.
- Adjustable vertical and lateral release lets you find your preferred release value.
- ISI toe and heel make stepping in a breeze.
- Gapless heel with 4mm of active length compensation helps keep release values consistent.
- Two heel risers help smooth out steep skin tracks.
- Anti-Ice Pads have a phobia of ice, keeping the binding working properly.
- 15mm BSL adjustment accommodates a range of boots.
|Weight (pair)||924g [105mm]|
||2 + flat|
||Bio-Based plastics, aluminum alloy, stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Hard skiing back and side country|
|Notes||Recycled plastics for a greener you|
|Bottom Line||Full-featured binding at a respectable weight|
|Compare to other Full-featured Bindings|
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