Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $700
Easily adjustable for the way up, and bomb proof on the way down. Haven't ridden a better binding for touring.
- ice build up
Very happy with my Marker Dukes.
Always had issues with early release on the lower din bindings, with the Dukes I am confident my skis are staying on!
The only issue is with closing the binding into riding mode on the switch over, can be a pain with ice build up in the tracks.
Would reccomend these to any larger, charging backcountry skier who can haul up the weight for the downhill benefit.
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The Marker Duke AT Binding is for the skier who needs a binding that climbs well but also requires the stability and performance of a Alpine Binding. The Duke has a DIN setting of 4-16 so whether you huck cliffs, climb big mountains, play in the park or demand high perfomance bindings the Duke will do it all. Marker's Advanced Product Development Team created a binding that truly blurs the lines between in-bounds and backcountry performance. New for fall 2012, the EPF (Extended Power Frame) is 28% wider than the original Duke. Screw pattern is 10mm wider Binding size/boot sole length: Small/265-320mm, Large/305-370mm Stand Height w/o ski: 34mm Brake width is 110mm. 90mm and 130mm brakes are available separately Gliding AFD: enhances release reliability, especially with worn boots
The new Marker Duke AT Binding features the Extended Frame Chassis, 28% wider than the original, for the big mountain free-skier who wants easy climbing and performance coming down.
The Marker Duke EPF randonee bindings won't limit the type of terrain you can ski. The tough Dukes are built to handle high-speed sidecountry adventures with cliff jumps and backcountry bumps. Extended Power Frame (EPF) design is 28% wider than the previous version of the Duke to increase power transmission to your fat powder skis. You won't prerelease in these burly bindings-DIN 6 - 16 adjustment lets hard-charging skiers stomp huge landings and hit mach speeds. Switch between downhill and touring mode using the levers located under your boots; lever position eliminates the chance of accidentally switching to touring mode while skiing. When you switch to touring mode, the whole binding interface moves back 4cm for better balance while climbing and doing kick turns. Climbing heel design offers 3 positions-flat, 7deg and 13deg; positions can be easily adjusted using a ski pole. Gliding antifriction devices at the toes of the bindings are height adjustable to accommodate randonee and alpine boots. Low 36mm stand height creates a solid and secure connection to the ski. Included 110mm brakes fit wide skis and effectively stop runaway skis; brakes can be easily removed if desired. Mounting configuration of the Marker Duke EPF randonee bindings requires a 89mm minimum ski width. Large fits boot sole lengths from 305mm - 365mm.
The Marker Duke is the gold standard of big mountain freeride touring bindings on the market - a touring binding on the up and a full-on alpine binding for the down. Marker's power-width design gives you maximum power transmission. Low stack height keeps you low to the ski for maximum edge feel. 10 mm wider interface is perfect for wider powder skis and all mountain skis. The connection brackets wrap upwards on the outside for great power and feel. Easily switches from ski to walk mode with the flick of a switch. Using the same mechanism as the Marker Tour binding, 7 and 13-degree climbing positions raise your heal for climbing efficiency. The binding moves 40 mm backwards when put into tour mode for better balance, swing weight and easier kick turns. Want all the performance of an alpine binding in a touring model? Look no further than the Marker Duke!. Sizing: Small = 265-325mm boot sole length, Large = 305-365mm boot sole length. Brake width: 110 mm. DIN: 6-16. Min Skier Weight: 130+ lbs. Stack height: 36 mm. Toe system: Triple pivot elite. EPS System. Weight, pair: 2780 g (small). Color Combinations: White / Black / Orange / Teal
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