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Don't carry around more binding than you need.

The Marker Griffon 12 Ski Binding features the wide, powerful mounting footprint of its elder sibling the Jester, in a lighter, lower-DIN formula that’s ideal for smaller skiers.
  • Compact mounting pattern reduces swing weight for fluid spins and flips
  • Flat ramp angle results in a neutral stance that is ideal for both switch and regular skiing
  • Triple-Pivot toe and Inter-Pivot Heel absorb energy to prevent premature release and offer excellent contact area with boot lugs
  • Wide mounting pattern transfers power to edges efficiently and requires a ski with a minimum waist width of 76mm

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Are these the best option for a pair Volkl...

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Are these the best option for a pair Volkl Kendos, 170? I don't need anything fancy. I won't be out of bounds or touring. Thanks.

I just got a pair of Atomic Sugar Daddys...

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I just got a pair of Atomic Sugar Daddys - 99mm under foot. A ski tech told me the 110mm brakes on the Griffon were too big for the ski and I should go for a binding with 100mm brake - like the Salomon Z12. Does this make sense? Is a 110 brake too big for a 99mm mid section? Thanks

5 5

solid

If you don't need a high dinj bthese are the way to go. Super light and great all around.

5 5

Sweet Bindings!

I bought a pair of marker schizos last year and bought the griffons this year
Marker's royal family bindings are ridiculous--ridiculously good!
They are super light and really help initiate a turn, especially on fatter skis (due to a wider base plate).
My one complaint, like many others, is the fact that they do get scratched easily (mainly the grey paint).
Although this makes the bindings look less attractive, the performance is not affected whatsoever.

Hope this review helps!

can i mount this binding on the k2 kung...

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can i mount this binding on the k2 kung fujas?

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Yes, these can be mounted on the K2 Kung Fujas.

Would you recommended the 90 or 110 for a...

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Would you recommended the 90 or 110 for a pair of Blizzard "The One" - 98 underfoot.

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Hmm 8mm is a lot of room to have to cover. The 90 might clear. might not, you could always bend the brakes... Still I might just go with the 110

i bought the moment stilletos from 2010,...

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i bought the moment stilletos from 2010, im not a fabulous park skier but i like to hit rails/boxes & i wanna try to progress more this year. i was looking for a park binding to put on the stilletos but i dont want something thats gonna bust. im 5'5" & i weight 115-120. i dont think i really need something with an outrageously high din but any help on a good binding would be much appreciated- im between this and maybe the jester, i just dont think i need a din of 16?

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if you get a din of 16, you won't be setting it at 16. The biggest advantage with the jester over these for you would be durability, especially if you are start hitting some bigger jumps. I had a 12 din binding a few years back that just couldnt handle abuse in the park and exploded mid jump, pretty scary. so i replaced it with a sth 16 and never looked back - even though i set my binding below 12 i wouldn't want a 12 din binding. Having said that i am a top level skier so this may not apply in your circumstances, just something to consider when you make your purchase.

Im going to buy last years Surface New...

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Im going to buy last years Surface New Lifes (09/10) ski and was wondering if these would work or if there is a better and cheaper choice? Because i'm a broke teenager and dont have a lot of money to spend, Im 6ft and weigh 155lbs and an advanced-expert skier.

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Griffions i put them on everything.. My armada park skis, volkl all mountains and my line powder skis. They are the best binding for the money hands down for any type of skiing.

Just bought a pair of LP 90 Flites. I am...

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Just bought a pair of LP 90 Flites. I am 6 ft, 175 lbs and looking at the griffon binding. I ski mostly east coast , on/ off piste. Will the Griffon binding hold up with a din of 9 (some people say you should set to the middle of a bindings din range). Also, people have been complaining about a squeaking noise coming from the binding. is there a way to remedy this or is it not really an issue.

Thanks

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The middle dosnt matter, a good binding should preform as well at the top and the bottom of the din setting. The noise is from the plastic boot flexing against a plastic binding, only way around that is to go metal on metal, like a Dynafit binding.

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Not sure why you would buy this binding

I am not really sure why you would ever consider buying this binding. 1st, for a 12 din binding the elasticity of the spring is very low, which means they pre-release way too often. 2nd, the binding is mostly of plastic construction, which means that it will not hold up very well over the course of its somewhat shortened lifetime. 3rd it is a bulky binding that raises you too high off the ski which causes you to loose the "feel" of the ski. The 16 DIN Jester is a slightly better binding, but if you are going to spend money on these, just buy the Rossignol FKS 14, it is much much much much better.

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I am not sure why you would mark my review as not being helpful. Here is some more that I can add though just in case:

This binding literally does not compare to the Rossignol FKS 14 or Look Pivot 140 bindings...in fact, I would still prefer about 10 other bindings to this one. That is not to say that this binding is horrible, it is adequate for the job, but I would hate to spend $229.99 on a binding that lacks some of the key features I love in those aforementioned fixations.

What don't I like about this binding?

1. How high it sits off of the ski
2. How long the rear base plate is
3. No height adjustment on the toe (which isn't necessary with all bindings, but this one has such a large natural gap that it is a problem, especially with Dalbello boots)
4. They claim it is the widest binding out there, it might have the widest plastic under the binding, but it does not have the widest hole pattern..which is what is actually important..
5. Binding Elasticity is horrible...yeah, it might be the quickest to release binding in the world, which some people, especially novice skiers, would equate with safety. But when you are skiing big lines or skiing in the park, it actually is common for a release to cause more injury than good. A binding that does not hold you in well gives you very little time to recover, which can put you in some very dangerous predicaments.
6. No pivot feature makes the release feel less natural
7 Toe piece has too many parts.
8. To much plastic

What I do like about the binding.

1. It is a binding.
3. Low weight compared to many bindings.
4. Short toe piece keeps the ski flex around the toe area somewhat natural(although it is still too high off the ski).
5. Screws are fairly far apart so you don't pull the binding out of the ski easily.

All in all, don't believe the hype..just get Pivot/FKS bindings and be done with it!

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How does the Rossignol kool-aid taste

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okay so what if you ski at a 6.5 din setting want a light binding and one with the toe weight the same with the heal... for me this= the griffon

i feel like you have no idea what your talking about... i have skiied griffons for 2 years now and there is nothing wrong with them, in fact i think they are amazing for park and pow. I once considered the FKS 14 but picked them up in the shop and it felt like led in my hands. Now i know this is because they are solid metal but griffons work for me and many others. So with this said anyone who is considering these you wont be disappointed and with backcountry return policy you cant go wrong
PICK UP A PAIR

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You are right Andrew...if you ski a 6.5 DIN this binding is fine for you.

last time i bought bindings (Marker Freeride...

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last time i bought bindings (Marker Freeride 11.0) i mounted them onto my line invader minis and they fell right out of the ski when i tried to 5 im getting the afterbangs now and i really dont want to waste money on getting bindings that will break out of the ski will these bindings break out of the afterbangs? I know stupid question but really

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These are solid. I'd definitely suggest having them mounted at a reputable shop though!

Will the griffon binding work with an...

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Will the griffon binding work with an Alpine touring boot?

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No, AT lugged soles will not work with the Griffon; Alpine only.

Marker Griffon 12 Ski Binding

Marker Griffon 12 Ski Binding

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Marker Griffon 12 Ski Binding attached to my K2 ObSETHes

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Did you have do adjust the breaks at all to get them to fit? The Obsethed is 117 underfoot, right?

5 5

Reviews don't lie!

Great binding for the price!
Could not be happier...mounted +3 on my k2 Hellbents 189..

Marker Griffin 12 Binding

Marker Griffin 12 Binding

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K2 ObSETHed skis side-by-side with my 2007 Volkl AC30s.

The K2s have the Marker Griffon 12 Ski Binding attached.

Are my 4frnt STLs with a 78mm waist to...

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Are my 4frnt STLs with a 78mm waist to skinny for this binding?

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Those will work fine with the 90mm brake. You may have to give them a little bend for a snugger fit. This is common when mounting, so no problem at all.

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Nothing Better

I have these mounted on my Kung Fus and wouldnt want anything else. The wide toe piece is amazing for applying more pressure to your edges on wider skis. Any ski 88mm + underfoot deserves to have this binder mounted with it. With the plastic body you shave off a lot of wieght that you get with the Jester, but it doesnt seem to me that any durability is lost. I destroy skis and binders, and these are still going strong after 90+ days. I have ripped both heel pieces out of my skis, but that is only because of knots in the core that pulled out. I heli coiled them and they keep my boots on my boards. Im 6' 200lbs and ride with my DIN at 11 or 12 depending on terrain, and this binder is great.

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Clamps for your pigs...

These are a sick set of bootclampers... Yet to pop out 6'0 225 - and mash the mountain - they still hold up fine - unless you are skiing AK Spines or World Cup racing. You do not need a 16 din binding, so save your cash and your leg.

Got a pair of Armada JJs coming (115 mm);...

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Got a pair of Armada JJs coming (115 mm); will this binding fit and do you think it is a good choice?

Thanks

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The binding itself will fit. There's no issue with that. The problem is the brakes are only 90 mm and the ski is 115mm underfoot. What you will need to do is either order the larger brake size and swap them in, or bend the brakes. Bending the brakes is a pretty common procedure. You or the shop, when mounting the skis will have to bend the brakes out straight, and then back in, to match the width of the ski. I have an 85mm brake on a pair of salomon bindings bent to fit my pow skis that are 136 underfoot. Either option will work fine, it just depends on how clean of a fit/look you want.

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Thanks Matthew - they are being mounted this evening!

Unanswered Question

Is this a solid binding fpr the price?...

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Is this a solid binding fpr the price?
Loooking for something for my 189 hellbents thats not gonna break the bank & still preform well. I never set my din over 12.. Im 5'10/195lbs and pretty aggressive skier.

Or is there a differnt bining you guys recommend?

Thanks for your help.

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