Marker F10 Tour

Specs

Weight 1806 g / 1844 g (Large)

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Reviews

2

Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $400 with skis

Summary

Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us.

Pros

  • Lighter than other frame-style bindings
  • Fit regular boots
  • Solid downhill
  • Simple to use
  • Release ratings within my ability range

Cons

  • Issue with heel riser required tweaking
  • Must remove boots to switch from skin to ski modes

My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important to me and I also need to watch my weight because I also go on dawn patrol and up mountains on occasion. I had heard that these rattle, but saw none of that. 

Marker makes several frame-style tour bindings and I was not ready to shell out the coin for bindings that release at 12 and weigh more than the skis they are attached to. Plus I don't need that much burliness since I am just a moderate (blue/black) skier.


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In climbing mode, in the background

I know that Dynafit-style skis are the thing for ultimate lightweight, but I couldn't justify their cost and the deal I got on the skis was too good to pass up. Plus my boots aren't Dynafit compatible. 

I had an issue with a heel lifter not staying up while on Mt. Baker which required pliers to fix, but other than that I love these bindings. 

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Mt Rainier

I have ridden these a full season now and they appear brand new and there is no slop or excessive flex in them that makes me think that they will wear out any time soon. 


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Mt Hood

Best for: Primarily in-bounds skiers who venture out to the mountains for the occasional tour or climb. Skiers who want to save some weight and don't need a DIN 12 release. 

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