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.
Questions & Reviews
Super cool site, thanks for sharing these info and valuable advice!
I'm in the lookout for crampons for my Marker Alpinist 12, on a K2 Wayback 88s....are the Marker 90s good enough, or still too tight?
Thanks a million,
The clips do not generally come with the crampons.
I'd go with the 90mm.
The BMTs are 90mm waist. I'm guessing, based on the previous answers, that it'd be too tight to run the 90mm crampon but I'd love a tighter fit if you all can confirm for me that it'd work properly.
Thanks for everything you all at skimo do.
Ski crampons aren't really something you can bend. Sometimes they do run a little wider than advertised but I just measured these and they seem to be a pretty snug 90. If you want to go with these crampons I'd suggest the 105 or you could look at the ATK crampons and Dynafit crampons. Those have some different width options and are also compatible with the Marker Alpinist binding.
Y’all are awesome, thanks for everything you do in the backcountry ski industry. I’ve always had unparalleled customer support experiences.
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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