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Marker designed the Baron AT Binding for backcountry skiers who live for the descent.

The Marker Baron Ski Binding offers backcountry skiers a true 12 DIN alpine freeride binding married with touring capability.
  • Plate touring mechanism guarantees against accidental ski-to-tour mode switching
  • Connection bracket mounts directly to the ski for optimum power transfer without altering flex
  • Lower stack height than comparable AT binders results in a more responsive feel
  • 3cm rearward shift in tour mode for greater uphill efficiency
  • Composite toe and heel cups minimize overall weight
  • Mounting configuration requires skis at least 76mm wide

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Does anyone know where i could get Marker...

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Does anyone know where i could get Marker Barons in Canada or at least a place that ships to Canada?

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How to adjust DIN setting if on an AT boot...

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How to adjust DIN setting if on an AT boot please?
Ski shop won't tell me other than "The AT boot doesn't release as easily".

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My wife just got new downhill boots that...

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My wife just got new downhill boots that are a 264mm sole length. The smallest her Marker Barons go is 265. Any suggestions on how to get the binding to work besides trying to get a larger boot?

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I have some 305 BSL sized boots and realise...

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I have some 305 BSL sized boots and realise that this is right at the end of the scale for the large barons. However, i want to be able to let my friends ride on these and they all have feet bigger than mine. Will my sizing be feasible for the Large Barons?

Does Marker make a ski crampon compatible...

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Does Marker make a ski crampon compatible with the Baron? I plan on using them on my Gotamas which have about a 100mm waist.

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Yes they do, Backcountry doesn't sell it, it can be seen here http://www.marker.net/en/product-range/Touring-Crampon

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i got them from a shop in oregon, i forget the name but it's a pretty well-known shop up there...

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My Barons broke

I liked these bindings, but after 1 week I got new boots and when I went to adjust the toe elevator, the adjustment bolt/nut was frozen and stripped. There is no way to remove this part so I had to order new bindings. I went for the Dukes this time in hopes that they are better built. I understand using lightweight parts, but an aluminum bolt is ridiculous . I'm still battling with my dealer over the return of what I think is defective equipment.

I currently have Marker Griffons on my...

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I currently have Marker Griffons on my Line Motherships and i want to put Barons on them. Do the srews line up in the Same holes? would it be ok to mount them in the same holes if i used glue or would there be to much risk of the bindings tearing off the ski?

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I'm pretty sure that the holes line up, but I have never compared them to try. Personally I would take it to a certified shop, just to be sure that they will not rip off.

I was wondering if you can use regular...

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I was wondering if you can use regular alpine boots with these? I dont really want to pay for AT boots when i just got a pair or alpine boots.

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Yes, alpine boots should work just fine. But you will suffer in them on the way up, as they are heavier and have no walk mode.

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^not necessarily true. Some alpine boots have walk modes for the parking lot.

Judging by Marker's description, I'd...

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Judging by Marker's description, I'd definitely fit into the Duke's category (6'4", 225 lbs). But although I'm a very aggressive skier, I typically run a 9 DIN on my (max 12 DIN) alpine bindings and have never had a problem. This would suggest the extra money and weight of the Dukes is unnecessary? Call me a skeptic, but bindings are the most invisible equipment a skier has.I'm looking for some AT-capable bindings for my Dynastar Legend Pro Riders to give me an all-mountain setup.

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You pretty much could, yeah. The weight set is just for added safety, as most heavier skiers need to run a stronger DIN. But if that isn't your case, there should be no issues.

i have the 2007/08 volkl aura skis and...

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i have the 2007/08 volkl aura skis and want to know if the small marker baron ski binding will be compatible with by dalbello krypton storm ski boots size 23cm?

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Most likely, but you can be sure by looking on the boot, molded into the plastic somewhere near the toe or heel area, for the sole length. If the boot says less than 320mm, the Small Baron will fit your boots.

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Great slackcountry binding

I have logged many days this season with these bindings (Binding Size: S, Skis 175cm, 107/103/120, 305mm boot sole). The standard brakes work well with this waist, but anything more than 105mm go with the wider brakes. Given the low snowpack in SW BC this year they have seen a lot of BC days. I use alpine boots mostly and can keep up with my friends who mostly run AT boots and Fritschis. I run a DIN of 10. They are just like DH bindings when locked down: ie. no sloppiness like the diamirs tend to have. They raise the skier up higher as well, so I needed longer poles than i would normally use in-bounds, but that's just me, I'm picky about poles.
The only downfall of the binding is changing the heel elevators when touring... Make sure you practice this before you're on the snow. It is somewhat tricky to switch from 5 to 10 degrees as the mechanism is somewhat hidden beneath the binding... I have it figured out now, but it does require a bit of a balancing act and you look kind of goofy if you are unprepared for the switch beforehand, especially on a steep skintrack! Other than this feature, I would have given 5 stars. The 30mm setback for climbing really works nicely and I have never slipped on steep skintracks (albeit I do have full width skin coverage and only weigh 150lb).

Somebody below wrote a review named 'junk'. The bindings are somewhat spring loaded and have to be pressed flat ( easily done) before switching modes, I would wager the bindings weren't set to ski mode properly.

I have a pair of Blizzard Titan Eos (88mm...

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I have a pair of Blizzard Titan Eos (88mm waist) currently mounted with IQ demo bindings. Would I be able to mount a Baron on these?

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I currently have Marker Griffons on my Line Motherships and i want to put Barons on them. Do the srews line up in the Same holes? and would it be ok to do this?

Re: Duke/Baron bindings, is there any...

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Re: Duke/Baron bindings, is there any side-to-side play when locked down compared to a standard alpine fixed binding? I'm going to mount these on a pair of Faty-Pus D-Senders that I plan to use for western powder skiing. I may or may not do some skinning with them but thought these would be a good option as long as I'm not giving up anything in locked down mode compared to a standard binding. Also, will the standard 110mm brake work with a 112mm waist ski?

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no side to side play, they are just like alpine bindings when locked down. i have 103mm waist skis and there is just enough room for the standard brakes, go with the wider brakes on anything wider than about a 105 waist ski.

Does anyone know of any NTN boots that...

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Does anyone know of any NTN boots that will work with the Duke/Baron setup as well?

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Nope, the Baron and Duke aren't tele bindings, and you can't use NTN boots (or any kind of tele boots) in them.-----------------The only AT bindings the NTN boots will fit in are Dynafits.Tweak: The Crispi NTN boots work fine and next years Garmont boots are expected to work.

Can these bindings be used to on Volkl...

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Can these bindings be used to on Volkl AC30s? I have the marker IPT piston bindings on my 177s and wondered if I could swap them out.

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you can't use this binding with the IPT piston system

I'm 5'9" 200 lbs and have a tendency to...

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I'm 5'9" 200 lbs and have a tendency to break gear like none other. Will these hold up to me? Or should I go with the Dukes?

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I am 185 and ski very aggressively and the Barons I have (on my 187 Liberty Helix) are rock solid. I don't need the DIN of the Dukes and appreciate the lighter weight and cost of the Barons.

I'm looking to get myself a pair of Volkl...

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I'm looking to get myself a pair of Volkl Mantra. I live in PA, and mostly ski on front side of the mountain with barely any powder, except when I'm in Vermont...though that's no match for skiing in the west. So basically, I'll be on groomed slopes 80% of the time, and out on powder 20% of the time. What are your thoughts on getting Marker Griffon or Baron for my use? I realize I may never use the AT option on the Baron...but I also read among the reviews that the plastic middle of the Baron stiffens the ski, hence enhancing edge grip...

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Never count on a binding to stiffen a ski, and even so, the Mantra needs very little stiffening.If you are /never/ going to tour, get the Griffon, it's got less things to go wrong, and weighs less. All AT bindings will break before their equivalent Alpine only counterparts, it is the nature of having more components. Or you could go with a Baron, and pick up some skins...

Right now my boots are at my apartment in...

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Right now my boots are at my apartment in the mountains so I can't measure them to figure out if I need the small or large bindings. Was wondering if it's relatively standard to shoe size. I have Salomon (not sure which model) alpine boots in a 9US/27Japan.

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If I am not mistaken the Salomon size 9 boots have a 295mm length. If I am right you can get away with the small binding. I recommend that you check your boots first though, just to be on the safe side.

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Marker Baron Bindings

I recently replaced my old demo bindings with of the barons. The first thing i noticed was the weight, these are extremely lightwieght which really helps when bootpacking. Also I have noticed an increase in hardsnow/ice performance. My skis are 85 in the waist and with these bindings I don't even flinch on east coast ice. However, I have noticed that the plastic sections are starting to get scratched but, as long as you don't beat to bad on your gear they'll be fine. Bottom line if your looking for great AT bindings buy these, they won't disappoint.

My boot sole is 312mm would you recommend...

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My boot sole is 312mm would you recommend small or large as they fall into both specs

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The small weighs a little bit less, but I would go for the large just to have a little extra play with the fit.

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