OK, you're big, strong and huck like an animal, and those wimpy 16 DIN bindings just don't cut the mustard. Marker hears your pain, and has responded this year with the Marker Duke Pro EPF 18 Large Alpine Touring Ski Bindings. A touring-capable version of their freeride comp Jester Pro, the Duke Pro EPF 18 is the solution for the biggest, most aggro skiers in the land who still need to be able to skin to the top of those outrageous lines.
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.
AFD Gliding Plate – Stainless steel and height adjustable, this plate is fixed on the Duke Pro.
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.
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 – 130+ 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:8
- DIN / Release Value High:18
- Boot Sole Type:Alpine DIN (ISO 5355), Alpine Touring (ISO 9523), Walk to Ride (WTR), GripWalk
- Warranty:3 Years