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Marker Tour F12 EPF Alpine Touring Binding

$429.00

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    Solid downhill performance in a skintrack friendly design.

    The Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring binding may have left its resort-loving brothers and sisters in favor of fresh, backcountry lines, but 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 sheds weight for a speedy ascent, and the Triple Pivot Light toe has a horizontally oriented spring for reliable retention and lightweight power. This touring binding accommodates alpine and AT boots, so you won't need multiple pairs of skis for backcountry touring and resort skiing. The Tour F12 has a lower DIN range (4-12) than the burlier Duke and Baron, but is also is lighter, making it the obvious choice for folks who plan on spending more time in the backcountry than at the resort.

    • 4-12 DIN range
    • Gliding AFD plate
    • Hollow Tech frame
    • Triple Pivot Light Toe
    • Hollow Linkage Heel
    • Power Width design
    • Extended Power Frame
    • Backcountry Comfort walk mode
    • Three-position heel riser
    • Item #MRK001B

    Tech Specs

    Release Rating
    3 - 10
    Brake Width
    110 mm
    Brakes Included
    yes
    Stand Height
    36 mm
    Heel Elevators
    yes, 3 positions
    Claimed Weight
    4 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Add lightness

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I think it was the founder of Lotus cars who coin the phrase "add lightness". It works for sports cars and AT gear. I've been using the Marker Baron's for the past 4 years and I've loved them. Burly, easy to use, resort worthy. But I just recently upgraded my skis and so some new bindings were in order.



    I'm 200 lbs and ski in the resort a few times a year so I went with the F12's because they have everything my Baron's have with added lightness. No chance of switching into walk mode while skiing, 12 DIN, burly-ish and still easy to use. I'm too cheap to spring for new boots so and I didn't feel the need for tech bindings. The F12's are plenty light for my needs, almost a lb and a half lighter than the Baron's.



    One gripe people have about the Marker line-up is the need to remove your skis to switch to walk mode. I've never been in a situation where staying in my skis was necessary and I'm usually ready to ski before my friends in tech bindings are anyway. I have experimented with just removing one ski at a time for places where the snow is too deep to want to step out.



    If you want an alipine like binding but looking for something a bit lighter than the Duke or Baron, the F12 Tour is an awesome option. Hit me up directly with any questions or if -you'd like to place an order. btowery@backcountry.com 801-204-4557

    Add lightness

    No Downside

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    90% of my ski days are spent in-bounds with friends and family but this is slowly changing as my patience with full mazes wanes. I mounted these on my Kastle BMX 105's and noticed no difference between the Jester's which preceded these bindings. Hammered through crud, groomers, and 24" of fresh throughout the week with no problemo. Even had a gnarly wreck and the bindings did what they should have and ejected me without injury. Skinned up a short route and, again, worked as advertised. If you are dabbling in the 'earn-yer-turn' arena but not ready to get a full AT setup then I see no reason to pass on these.

    Great for Alpine Soles

      I recommend these bindings for those who are looking for a touring binding but are not yet ready to purchase boots with tech inserts.

      These are much lighter than the Duke or Baron which is definitely noticed on the uphill. The bindings will work great for the descent as well - provided that you do not need the beefiness of a higher DIN binding. If you are touring out of bounds and are your own rescue, you will likely not be skiing as aggressively so these will be a great compromise.

      Win Win

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used these all last year, both on and off piste. These are great frame bindings. Obviously, tech bindings are easier to transition. But for frame bindings, these are great. The only problem I ever had was ice on my boots. So, the bindings are solid. They never froze up. Transitioning was always slick and quick.



      The heel riser gives you plenty of height for the steepest degree skinning. So, you can tour anywhere with these.

      Win Win

      Take it anywhere

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Simple to switch from tour to ski and back. However, the salomon and atomic bindings do not need you to get out of the binding to switch where as the marker switch mechanism is under your foot. That being said, it is worth the extra effort to have 3 walk elevations on the markers while the salomon guardian/atomic tracker only have 2. these are also lighter than those bindings and ski almost as well.

      Solid.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was concerned whether binding burliness would be an issue. Compared to the Dukes/Barons, the Tour seems very light and plasticky. It didn't help that earlier versions had major teething issues.

      I've now skied it several days hard at the resort and spent a long day touring and I can say this current version skis great and tours much better than the Salomon frame tour binding I was using previously.

      I'm 155 lbs and ski moderately aggressive. I ski fast but I'm not dropping 40 footers.

      If you aren't super big, or super gnarly, and you're looking for a frame AT binding, this one is good.

      much improved over earlier versions

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have used a few generations of the Marker Tour binding, and am happy to report I was very impressed with these first day out.

      Previous ones have not felt as bomber or as well made as say, the Marker Baron or the Marker Duke, and I know these are made with more plastic to be lighter, so you might expect that. And while I felt that way about the first generation, I am so far loving these and they have been inspiring total confidence.

      I mounted these on a pair of 179 Blizzard Sheevas. This is a great combo!
      http://www.backcountry.com/blizzard-sheeva-ski-womens

      Solid easy to adjust

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have this binding mounted to Rossignol Sin 7 skis and I use Scarpa Maestrale RS boots. Have skied 3 times so far. Qualifier - long time telemarker and I have never owned alpine or alpine touring skis. I noticed the F12 was lighter than other Marker touring bindings and that enfluenced my choice. My boots accept tech bindings and came close to going with Dynafit but did not. The price is not that different at this point. I watched a 60 second video on switching from touring and downhill modes, and that was all that is needed. It's simple and obvious how to do that. Note: when you step out of skis in touring mode to switch your brake is not engaged. Having skinned up so many years with a cable around my heels, climbing was paradise with this setup. So much easier. Very happy with purchase. Will see longevity wise.

      I'm a 5'10" 150 lb semi- aggressive skier. No jumps over 4 ft, 50% resort 50 % backcountry 3+ times a week. Will this binding hold up under my current routine?

      i am looking for a touring binding for my husband. He is an aggressive skier. Would use this for hut trips and skinning up with me. His boot is a Salomon xmax 120 size 25.5 his din is usually 10. I was looking at the Marker Duke, Baron or F10 don't know if i should get a small or large size? Or do you suggest another binding?

      Hi Tori,



      You would go with the size small for xmax in a 25.5. when it comes to going with the Duke, Baron, F12, or F10 I would say go with the Baron or the F12. If he is an aggressive skier they will suit him better, they are just a bit heavier.



      If you have any other questions on this or other gear feel free to reach out to me at 1-800-409-4502 ext.4665

      does the F12 EPF frame has the same drill pattern as the F10?

      Hi! Would these bindings with 110 break fit my Atomic Century 109s or would I have to get a wider brake for the bindings? Thanks!

      Hey Ida,



      You definitely want a binding with a 110 mm brake for your Atomic Century 109s and the Marker Tour F12s would be a great choice if you looking to leave the lift lines behind. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about ski bindings.



      Kyle

      Expert Gearhead

      klivingston@backcountry.com

      801-736-4337