Marker F12 Tour
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The Marker Tour F12 is an AT binding for the skier who wants an all-day touring rig, but still wants great skiing performance. The Tour F12 focuses on light-weight, all-day touring functionality combined with the downhill skiing performance Marker is known for. Special Features: climbing function, 7 & 13 degree integrated climbing aid, removable brake
The lightweight but heavy-hitting Marker Tour F12 has all the downhill performance one would expect from Marker, but coming in with less weight and height than a Fritschi Freeride Pro. The larger diameter touring pivot is improved with low-resistance teflon. Toe height adjustment has a larger range. Rollers in toe wings more resistant to wear when used with boots that have ''tech'' fittings. Stiffer base plate sit flatter on the ski, and has less side-to-side flex when touring A weight-saving 'hollow' axle forms the pivot point in the heel. Its design is light weight, compact, and easy to step into, while the spring focuses energy directly toward the heel of the boot for optimum skiing performance Touring mode positions the bindings 40mm back of the ski mode for a more balanced stepping motion and makes kick turning on steep slopes easier Gliding AFD improves release reliability even with worn boot soles Two position climbing aid has an elastomer coating to reduce that annoying click'clack on the way up Two sizes available, based on boot sole length. Small fits 265 - 325 mm; Large fits 305 - 370 mm Two brake widths available in either size, 90mm or 110mm
The Marker Tour F12 AT Binding is perfect for the skier who wants an all-day touring rig , but still wants great skiing performance.
Although the Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring binding has left its resort-loving brothers and sisters in favor of fresh, backcountry lines, it still bears the crest and bloodline of the Marker Royal Family. For example, its EPF Extended Power Frame is found on the Duke and Baron for crazy-efficient power transmission on fatter skis. And it features the same Backcountry Technology with climbing ability that the Duke and Baron have. The hollow linkage heel, however, sheds weight for a speedy ascent, and the Triple Pivot Light toe has Teflon for reduced wear and also keeps weight at a minimum. This touring binding accommodates alpine and AT boots, so you don't need a full setup designated for both backcountry and in-resort. The Tour F12 has a lower DIN range (4-12) than the burlier Duke and Baron, but it also is lighter-weight. And with its own set of powers just right for most tourers, it's frankly getting tired of the comparison.