I was lucky enough to attend the Powder Magazine ski test a couple weeks ago, and got to check out some of the new 2011 gear from Volkl and Marker. The most exciting new piece of gear is the Marker Tour F12 binding. Based on the same design as the Duke, but over 30% lighter, the Tour F12 is a beefy alpine style binding with ski touring capabilities. The Tour F12 features a max DIN of 12 and weighs in at 1790 grams, about 12% lighter than the current Fritschi Freeride binding. Marker is also making the lighter weight, 1685 gram, F10 model, which features a DIN of 10. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to test the bindings, but stay tuned, I hope to have a full product test and review posted soon.
Volkl Nanuq touring ski with Marker Tour F12 Bindings.
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