Product of the week: MARKER KINGPIN BINDING
For six decades Marker has been a leader in innovation and safety within skiing. Hannes Marker presented the world's first safety release binding back in 1952. In the 1970s his M series, with automatic heel release, revolutionised bindings. Now the next step in binding technology is the Marker Kingpin.
Unlike traditional PinTech bindings, The Kingpin heel construction offers ideal power transmission: the XXL Power Transmitter is designed with wide contact points to hold the heel of the boot broadly along the outer edge. This makes initiating turns far easier, transmitting those forces from the binding to the ski. The Kingpin also boasts a wide (38mm) hole pattern, allowing the heel to be switched from walk to ski mode quickly and simply. The heel also offers three climbing positions (0°, 7°, and 13° at a sole length of 310 mm).
The Six Pack Power Spring delivers increased energy absorption when compared with traditional four-spring PinTech toe pieces, they also hold the boot securely in place. One major benefit of Kingpin is that, when the toe of the binding is in ski mode the skier still has the security and retention needed for high performance skiing. The brake system on the Marker Kingpin has a system designed to lock the brake automatically when switched to walk mode, and to unlock it immediately when switched back to ski mode. The Marker Kingpin also has the ability to have crampons mounted on the toe piece of the binding.
Marker have created a binding that will change PinTech bindings. They have made them so user friendly, remembering to keep them practical throughout their whole design.
For a greater understanding of how this bindings design and look check out their video on youtube outlining all their features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7w9RZF57JgFor tips on your Snow Sport equipment stay in touch with us:facebook/rhythmsnowsports