Not all freeskiers are big and hulking.

With just as much fatty-wielding power as the beefiest Marker bindings, the Griffon Ski Binding provides a secure hold and hard-charging performance with a lower DIN range for lighter-weight skiers. It's got re-sculpted Triple Pivot Elite toe and Inter-Pivot heel to match the Duke and Jester for freeskiing burliness, and it weighs less than both of those hard-hitters. An integral part of the Royal Family, the Griffon holds a high rank for designated alpine rippers.

  • DIN 4-13
  • Triple Pivot Elite toe
  • Inter-Pivot heel
  • AFD stainless steel gliding plate

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Just bought a pair of Armada Halo 2's! Size 170 is 93mm under foot. Would it be worth bending the griffon 90mm to fit or should I buy the 110mm? Will the 110mm leave too much room on either side of the ski? Thanks!

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90mm brake width all the way and it won't need to be bent to fit that width. Generally speaking you have around 5-8mm of wiggle room, anything over that may need a tweak.

Enjoy your setup

Will a 110 mm binding work if my ski width is 118"? It seems like a small enough difference that you could compensate by bending the brakes a little. Or would that not work ?

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I have a Griffon 110mm on my JJ with a waist of 115 and it has about a mm left on each side and it hasn't been tweaked at all. I always tell people to call the shop that will be mounting the binding and get their opinion. Some shops will not bend the binding for liability reasons and will leave that up to you.

You can find Marker 120mm brakes for a price if you can't get the 110 to work but I honestly think you will be fine with a minor tweak.

My advice is to verify with the ski shop that will do the work unless you are mounting them yourself.

I am debating these or the Baron for my new Blizzard Sambas. Other than the AT aspect, how are these different? Do they ski different? Does one sit lower to the ski? I already have a tele setup for skinning, so this will will be a resort ski... But debating Griffon or Baron, if I got baron I would likely tour at some point with it, but don't want to sacrifice any downhill performance for that possibility, since I have another option. Any opinions are welcome.

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Griffon has 22mm of lift, Baron 37mm because of the AT ability. Griffon will be lighter by quite a bit plus a substantial cost difference as well.

If you want the AT ability then that pretty much sums it up. But if you don't care about turning the Samba into an AT setup then I think you're crazy, pardon my French, to add the weight, the uneccesary height, additional moving parts, and the added expense of the Baron.

You said any opinions welcome so I hope my opinion helped:)

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Thanks much, Skifreak! That's what I was thinking, but I've been told over & over again that the performance is the same, and thus, I should get the Baron. But my concern is even if they ski similarly, there is no need for the weight & additional parts, if I'm not regularly using the AT aspect (and have a light tele setup for that). I feel like AT is so "hot" right now, folks are pushing it a bit much. Thanks!

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I always remember a buddy buying a baron thinking he was going to do AT and never did. He didn't like the added weight and wasting the money on something not being used. If you decide down the road to go AT its only money right, lol.

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I agree with SkiFreak go with the Griffon, its lighter and cheaper. When you want to go AT then get a tech binding set up and forgo the heavy weight frame binding options. AT is super hot right now but, I know a lot of people with touring gear that sits in a closet. So when you are ready to get out in the backcountry go full bore and get a lightweight tech binding coupled with a touring boot and a lighter ski.

would the 136mm brakes work for a ski with a waist of 135mm?

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Definitely. The 136 mm would be perfect.

I'm thinking about putting these on my Atomic Rituals which have a 103 waist. Would the 110s be too big?

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The 110's will be just fine on the Atomic Rituals , but if you did not know this. If you put Atomic Bindings on Atomic Skis you increase the warranty of both the skis and the bindings to 2 years. Might want to consider that.

5 5

These were my first upgrade...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The griffons were my first binding after quitting racing. While racing, I had some pretty burley bindings that were heavy as hell and had a bunch of metal. It was so nice to transfer over to these. They are super lightweight but hold up to all my abuse and they hold me in really really well. I love that the DIN goes to a 13. One of my favorite specs of these compared to other bindings is the fact that the toe piece is so wide. I feel as if the energy transfer from my legs/boots to the ski is so much easier with these because the way the binding puts torque on the ski. Anyway 10/10. Also for anyone trying to decide between these and the more lightweight Squire, go with this any day. The squire gets torn apart and tests pretty funny when we put them through the on ski torque and pull tests.

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thanks for a very helpful review. I've been happy on Marker Griffons on my K2 Apache Coombas for 4 seasons now and was wondering whether to get the latest Griffons on a nearly-new pair of Rossignol Soul 7s or go for the Squire which the seller was offering as a combo deal. "Griffon again" seems to be a no-brainer thanks to your review.

I'm about to buy my first set of skis...

I'm about to buy my first set of skis (maybe). Will these work with the K2 Press (169) skis? The 90mm option is the only size available. Please no scientific answers just a yes or no. Trying to find the right skis/bindings/boots has been enough of a headache already lol. Thanks in advance!

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yes these will work perfectly on them. There is only a -5mm difference between the breaks and your skis which is pretty much ideal. If you're going to be doing park with these bindings (considering the Press' are a park ski) be careful. The breaks on Marker bindings LOVVEEEE to break and they are $50 a pair to replace. Otherwise, go for it man. You have nothing to lose. They'll fit perfectly.

5 5

Burly but Light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have a pair of these on my AR7's and love them. I have only released early once and it probably wasn't even that early thinking back on it. I love the middle of the road DIN settings that the griffon offers. It also has a good meaty construction without being heavy. Very predictable and reliable piece of equipment.

The griffon 110's work with the Volkl Kiku,...

The griffon 110's work with the Volkl Kiku, right? It's got a 107 mm waist.

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definitely. So long as the ski doesn't have a channel or binding specific construction you can use this on any ski (taking into account your waist vs brake)

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Will the 110 MM Griffins work on 2014 Sir Francis Bacons? The bacons are 108 underfoot and i know that's only a 1 mm on each side. Worth stretching the break a little wider or bump up to a larger break? I just think 130 mm with 11mm on each side is too much

Will the Griffon 90's work with the Volkl...

Will the Griffon 90's work with the Volkl Bridge? It's got a 95 mm waist, so I'm guessing I need a bigger brake. Are the 110 mm versions too big? Is there something in between?

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Hey Will,

It would definitely be alright to go with the 90's. You can bend the brakes to an extent to get a perfect fit. With a 95mm waist you would only have to bend each brake arm 2.5+ mm

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Careful here! I have broken a brake on a Griffon trying to widen it slightly. Make sure to clamp the metal arm of the brake in a vice before trying to bend the arm. The center section of the brake is plastic, and will break if you just try and pull the arms wider.

90 or 110 brake on the moment PB&J's at...

90 or 110 brake on the moment PB&J's at 101 underfoot?

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Griffon 110 for sure!

Have fun with your new setup and hopefully you get to use them before season ends. Where I live it's ending too soon for my liking.


Will the Griffon 110 brake width work with...

Will the Griffon 110 brake width work with the Atomic Automatic ski (these are 117 underfoot)?

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I use a Griffon 110 on my 116JJ and it works. The Automatic is a little wider in the tip and a smidge more in the waist. I think you will be just fine but may require a tweek to the brake. Please call the shop you will have it mounted at to make sure they are ok doing that, or at least see what they recommend before ordering it. 130mm is a little excessive but it is a more powder oriented ski.

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While I don't disagree completely with SF, I personally think you are pushing the limits with the Griffon brake width on that ski. I would suggest that you also consider something like the Rossi FKS 140 in a 115mm as an alternative.

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I would agree with Mike. If you wanted to stay Griffon your are in a gray zone. One is tight and one is big. One more binding to throw at you is the new Salomon STH WTR 13 with a 115mm brake. The Silver and Gray would be awesome on that ski, unless you want some wow factor with the bright green or Rossi/Look pivot colors.

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I ordered the Griffon 110, laid them on top of the Automatics and didn't like how much I was going to have to bend the brakes to get them to fit. So, I sent back the Griffon 110 and ordered Salomon STH STH 2 WTR 13 with a 115 mm Brake. Thanks Mike and SkiFreak for your help.

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Yes, it will work fine after being bent. The 110 mm width Marker brake is what I have on my Automatics and it's perfect. The 130 would be way too wide. The last ski I needed a 130 brake for was the K2 Darkside and they were really wide, I don't remember exactly how wide but I want to say at least 120 mm underfoot.

Does the brake width 90mm fit ARMADA T-hall...

Does the brake width 90mm fit ARMADA T-hall ski, which has body width of 86mm?

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The Griffon would be an excellent choice for the Armada T-Hall.

However, if you really want a binding that matches that ski perfectly and will give you a more versatile ride, I would recommend the Marker Griffon Schizo. With its multi-stance adjustment you can dial it forward for better balance in the park and pipe, center it for groomers, or dial it all the way back for deep pow riding.

I was looking at the Kaestle west 110s and...

I was looking at the Kaestle west 110s and was wondering if these would fit with the 110 brake or if I needed to stretch the brake? Maybe buy the 130 brake?

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Griffon 110 all they way Brennan! Buy, mount, and enjoy your new setup.

Will i need the 110mm break with the 180...

Will i need the 110mm break with the 180 or 188 Rosigol Soul 7s, which are 106 and 108 under foot? And is there a better binding i should be looking at for this ski? I havent used Griffons before but have received plenty of recommendations. I ski probably 60/40 resort to touring, mostly in BC.


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The Griiffon 110 will work just fine. Thats what I use on my 116mm wide JJ. Bindings are usually just personal preference in my opinion. If you read some of the reviews below you will see some people having issues with Griffons. But if you look at any shop in my area the number one sold binding and the one that sells out every year that I've seen is the Griffon and Squires. Again this is in my city and surrounding area. Personally this is all I have used for the last 5 years on all my skis with not one single issue. But I also don't huck off big cliffs, I'm not a heavy guy, and my style is technical and finesse 70% of the time. I do fly through mogul fields at any size which can stress a binding pretty good.

Bigger guys, absolute bombers, big mountain people prefer the more metal type bindings. Example Rossi FKS or Look Pivots because they are bombproof. Salomon, tyrolia, all good.

Rossi and Look pivot system has more release options for safety and the most elastic travel on the market to prevent pre-releasing if you really get technical about it.

If you are planning backcountry you might want a touring setup. Hope that clears up some things for you, but again its all personal preference and experiences.

2 5

A poor design for powder skiing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As far as holding your boot securely on the ski and safely releasing, these bindings are fine. But trying to get them on in deep powder or loose snow is a real problem. I used them while heli-skiing and found them extremely difficult to get into each time I got out of the heli into loose snow. It takes a lot of force on the heel to snap into them (and I weigh about 200 lbs) and the toe piece is really prone to getting clogged with snow. I was very disappointed. Everyone else on the trip had very few problems getting their skis on - while I required assistance several times. Not recommended. I am going to switch them out for Salomon bindings next year.

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Interesting, I ski the Jester Pro which is very similar and have heli skied a lot with them (in a lot of really deep snow)and had no problems - in fact usually the first guy ready to go. We have a number of guys in the group who ski the Griffon and I have never seen this problem. Sometimes a certain boot picks up a lot of snow.

5 5

Best for the money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great binding no reason to spend the money on Jesters, because unless your professional, you should never need the DIN of the Jester. In my opinion for a freestyle/in bounds/anything binding this is the one to go with.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The heel bracket on my Marker Griffons broke after only 5 uses. I was at the apex of a turn and have not really beat on these at all.

The bindings seemed to perform good but if the materials used to construct the binding are garbage all the fancy technology in the equipment is useless. I will look for an all metal binding next.

I had these on Line Prophet 90's and I'd like to think all the great performance was from the ski and not the binding.

I am trying to contact Marker about a replacement, but I doubt they will do anything about it.

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That blows man but where did you buy them from? If you only used them 5 times return them, exchange them, or let the shop battle Marker for you. That's just not normal except for the guy below too, sorry.

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Never buy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

1st season using these bindings and they have already broke. The hell?!? They didn't break of a nasty crash off a jump; no, they broke landing off a low rail. They detach often enough to frustrate anyone, even with the din cranked up. Any time you go through powder be prepared for them to detach. I'm not the only one of my friends that have had problems with these same bindings. You screwed up Marker.

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Have you returned them? Marker/BC will likely repair or replace.

I have marker Squire binding on my current...

I have marker Squire binding on my current ski. What is a similar binding to mount on a Rossi Saffron 7 ski? I am an aggressive alpine female, athletic, ski on trails, in trees, some in bounds woods. Prefer a lighter feel, set up.

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My wife is 5'6" and about 138lbs, very aggressive and she uses squires on her Kenjas, Elysians, and VJJ's DIN setting about 7-7.5. She loves the weight, and the colors that blend well with her skis and has never had release issues. On the flip side they are a little hard to step into. My kids have struggled with squires in the park, they keep popping out and breaking the brakes but thats park, griffon heal holds them in more. If you are wanting to stay with Marker and don't mind the little extra weight you could step up to a Griffon for more retention. My local shops are liking the new tyrolia attack 13 bindings for their lightweight and low/wide profile. Rossi makes some sapphire bindings for women that would be the competitor to the squire, I just don't recommend their heavier bigger axial series or FKS, especially for females.