When you only plan on maintaining one ski setup, but you need a combination of reliable ski area performance and acceptable touring effiiciency in your binding, the Marker Baron EPF 13 Small Alpine Touring Ski Bindings are a great option. Essentially a Marker Griffon ID binding with the toe and heel connected by a frame, the Baron EPF 13 is rock solid in both ski and tour modes, and functions just like your alpine binding when it's locked down. Compatible with all boot sole types from ISO 5355 Alpine to ISO 9523 Touring, as well as GripWalk and WTR.
Triple Pivot Elite 2 Toe – This toe construction allows for impressive retention when freeriding. The spring in the toe is inserted horizontally and with a sole plate inclined by 5° it provides the highest energy absorption so as to reduce the risk of early release. The large supporting surface optimizes power transmission and allows for great stresses and strains. In relation to their weight, toes with this technology therefore achieve a never-seen-before performance.
Gliding AFD – All Marker bindings (except the Jester Pro) are equipped with a moveable AFD (Anti Friction Device), allowing a precise release unhindered by dirt, snow, and ice buildup. The type of AFD is matched to the skier type, ensuring perfect functionality from racing to junior and even alpine touring.
Inter-Pivot 2 Heel – The stunning heel construction delivers superior holding power for freeriding. The Inter Pivot Heel directs the power forces in the angle of elasticity improving the holding power and reducing pre-releases.
Backcountry Comfort – The patented, ergonomically shaped lever under the boot allows comfortable opening and closing. The position prevents the binding from unwanted release and provides unparalleled security against an undesired "telemark" situation.
Climbing Aids – The titanium climbing aid offers two 7° and 13° positions which can easily be accessed with the ski pole, even in an unstable standing position. Integrated elastomer pads dampen the impact reducing the irritating traditional “clack” and allow more comfortable hiking.
Touring Base Plate – The wide frame construction is secured at several positions, perfectly distributing the pressure for unparalleled skiing performance. 2 sizes are available for optimum size range and stocking efficiency.
Hollow Tech – Marker's fibre-reinforced frame base plate provides impressive riding stability and is yet very light due to the gas injected hollow construction.
Touring Balance – Switching the lever to touring mode moves the whole binding 40 mm backward, allowing a more comfortable walking position and keeping the ski optimally balanced for kick turns and steep terrain.
Sole.ID – Marker Sole.ID allows Marker Authorized Retailers to adjust Sole ID equipped bindings to both ISO 5355 (Alpine) and ISO 9523 (AT) boot sole norms, as well as GripWalk and WTR equipped boots.
Size Small – Fits BSL (Boot Sole Lengths) 265 - 325 mm
EPF (Extended Power Frame) – The power booster. The power frame delivers breath-taking performance and amazing power transfer in every condition. Recommended for skis over 88 mm.
Power Width Design – The original Marker breakthrough for wider freeskiing skis, based on a 76mm platform. Wider connection brackets create better power transmission for all Marker Royal Family and Tour bindings.
Stand Height – 36 mm
Recommended Skier Weight – 80+ lbs
Crampon Compatible – 80, 90, 105, and 120 mm versions available separately.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
- DIN / Release Value Low:4
- DIN / Release Value High:13
- Warranty:3 Years