Backcountry skiing often involves less-than-ideal snow conditions. Inevitably at some point during the season, greasy skin-tracks are the rule rather than the exception. The Marker Pintech Crampons will make quick work of that grease. Further, when tacking big mountains without a nice skin-track, frozen icy faces and supportable bullet-proof crusts can be daunting. If it’s too slick to skin, and you’re breaking through the crust when booting, ski-crampons become the only logical choice. Dynafit-style receptors make installation on your Marker Alpinist or Kingpin bindings quick and painless.
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I have the ZG95 and ZG105, both of which I bought from SkimoCo, both of which have the marker alpinists. Question 1: is this the best binding for the marker alpinist, or should I look for the standard dynafit ski cramps? Question 2: would I be able to get away with just the one set of ski crampons at the 105 sizing for both of my skis? I’m not seeing a 95mm option for my ZG95s.
Great question! The Pin Tech is definitely the best crampon for that binding however the Dynafit crampons will do the job too. The only issue in terms of compatibility with the Dynafit crampons is that they will potentially rub and hit the ski/walk mechanism lever from the Kingpins. The Pin Techs have the backside of the crampon cut out to avoid hitting the ski walk lever whereas the Dynafit crampon does not.
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