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A new toe, base plate, and heel for high-performance freeskiers.

When you're on-point and clicked into the Marker Jester Ski Bindings, you don't need to worry about pre-releases and slide-for-life situations in the middle of an intense run. The new toe, toe base plate, and heel design mean these bomber bindings won't add unwanted rigidity to your ski or cause release before you have a chance to recover. The Jester handles your biggest cliff hucks and tabletops, and its wide but short design takes up less of your ski's length, which means your ski flexes naturally as you spin off the lip of the pipe or rip a huge turn below a 30-footer.

  • DIN range of 6-16 is ideal for high-performance freeskiers who want a secure binding that offers maximum performance
  • Recommended Skier Weight: 130+ lbs
  • AFD (anti-friction device) gliding plate allows for a precise release unhindered by dirt, snow, and ice buildup
  • Triple Pivot Elite Toe optimizes power transmission, while a horizontally oriented spring provides high energy absorption to reduce the risk of early release
  • Triple Pivot Elite Toe also has a secure purchase on the boot lug which allows for durable, high energy use
  • Strong, durable, and lightweight magnesium components make you better equipped to ski faster, more aggressive lines
  • Inter-Pivot heel design creates optimum power transmission, increases elasticity, and delivers superb holding power for all types of freeskiing
  • Power Width design (wider connection brackets) creates better power transmission
  • Stand Height Without Ski: 22mm

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Im looking to purchase the volkl mantra...

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Im looking to purchase the volkl mantra ski. Would these bindings be suitable?

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Marker Jester and Griffon are great bindings for a Mantra, they provide incredible power transmission to the ski.

Deciding on brake width is a little tough on this one. Mantra is 98mm in the waist. Marker makes 90mm and 110mm brake widths so I always recommend asking the shop that will do the mounting which way they want to go. The 90mm will have to have a minor tweak to the brake to fit and the 110mm will be a little too wide. Good thing about Marker is that their bindings really do tuck up pretty tight when latched in compared to others if you go up to the 110mm. And the brakes are interchangeable.

Depending how big you are and what your DIN setting is compare Jester vs Griffon.

SF

5 5

Not a Knee breaker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked up a pair of these bindings in the Schizo version a few years ago and mounted them on a pair of Obsethed's. Bomber ski paired with some bomber bindings. They have only popped off when it was necessary and have never stepped out. Great for stomping landings and variable conditions. They give me a great platform that transfers to the ski nicely. Also not very weighty but not quite as light as a Look or tech binding. Great for a big mountain and/or pow setup.

Would a 90mm brake be too big for a 72mm...

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Would a 90mm brake be too big for a 72mm ski? I know the recommended size is no more than 15mm wider than the ski but I'm having trouble finding a right size break with a binding i actually would consider using.

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Hey Anthony,

The larger the brake you get the more drag you will experience. 72mm is a really narrow waist so I can see why you are having a hard time finding a binding narrow enough for your ski.

I don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for but check out these race binding, they should help narrow that gap a little:
http://www.backcountry.com/marker-race-xcell-16-ski-binding?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6bWFya2VyIGJyYWtlOjE6NTptYXJrZXIgYnJha2U

WOULD THE 90MM BRAKE FIT IN 95MM WAIST OF...

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WOULD THE 90MM BRAKE FIT IN 95MM WAIST OF VOLKL BRIDGE IF IT IS STRETCHED A BIT?? 3-4MM ON EACH SIDE I ASSUME.
OR WOULD THE 110MM BE A BETTER CLEAN FIT?

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I had a Marker Griffon 90 on a Line Sick Day 95 and it barely fit but it did without any bending at all. The place that mounted it would not bend it, against their policies. So I would think it should work just fine and especially if you needed to tweak it a little bit. Let's see if anybody else pipes in.

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Mansquared,
A good rule to follow is that you can get a brake width up to 15mm over the waist width of the ski, or a brake width 5mm under. You can typically bend out the brake to fit 5mm wider, but I would not go any further than that or you start to limit the brake's effectiveness.

In the end both brake widths are an option for you, but I would rather bend out the brake than go up to the 110mm width. At 15mm over the waist width you start to flirt with impedeing your turn radius if you are an aggressive skier.

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The Bridge is 95 underfoot - should be no problem.

I just purchased the Volkl Shiro 183 skis
I...

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I just purchased the Volkl Shiro 183 skis
I am an intermediate to advanced skier.
What bindings do you recommend ?
Has to be a really wide brake the mid width of the ski is 119

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If you stick with Marker your brake choices are 90, 110, and 130. You are stuck with using the 130 because trying to bend the 110 is too much.

Other options are Rossi, Look, and salomon STH wtr series. The 115 would probably work with a little tweak but some shops won't do this, go for the 130mm on whatever you choose and no worries. You aren't going to be laying the Shiro way up on edge on hard pack groomers so a tiny bit of extra brake width won't hurt at all.

I would base your decision on your size and ability level for the appropriate DIN setting and pick a color that rocks with your ski.

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I have two pairs of Shiros with Jesters. One pair has a 110 which was bent, and the other pair has the 130. Both work just fine. Although I like the bent 110 as it is more tucked. Tell the shop you won't hold them responsible if the brake breaks while bending. I would not let this issue change your choice of binding.

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The best

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Personally, I believe the Jester is the best binding on the market. Out of the 4 sets of skis I have 3 have Jesters, The fourth is a set of AT binding. Rarely have I had an issue with jesters. Simply the best
Skis mounted with Jesters: K2 ObSethed, J Skis Merica, and Surface New Life skis

I have a pair of k2 side Seth's but can't...

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I have a pair of k2 side Seth's but can't decide between the marker duke or jester bindings. I may venture into the side country a few times a year but I'm an aggressive hard charging skier which binding should I go with?

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Blaine, in my mind comparing the two is like apples and oranges, being that one is a touring binding and one is strictly downhill. With that being said, if you are an aggressive skier that only goes into the sidecountry a few times, I would NOT get the duke, as it is a very heavy binding that can also change the flex of the ski, due to the fact that the toe and heel are connected with a frame.

Both bindings are great, I just think the Duke would be cumbersome for the majority of your ski days. Hope this helps!

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Agree with Brian, the weight sacrifice is not worth it.

My wife weighs 132. I purchased the Jester...

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My wife weighs 132. I purchased the Jester binding to go with her K2 Remedy powder ski. She is an advanced skier. Is her weight sufficient for this binding?

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As you can see from the specs for this binding your wife would be at the lower end of the recommended weight spectrum for this binding. However, she is inside the spectrum and if she is an advanced skier who enjoys skiing aggressively, a binding with a 6-16 DIN range shouldn't be a problem. The Marker Griffon would be another binding to consider if she wants a little lower DIN range at 4-13.

I'm looking to put the Jester on the...

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I'm looking to put the Jester on the Blizzard Bonafide's I just bought. With the popularity of 98mm skis, why don't they make that size?? I assume 110mm is too large and I need to go with the 90mm and hopefully the shop can bend them? Seems like a poor solution for a high-end binding!

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Typically the recommended brake width is within 15mm of the ski width so the 110 does fall within that range for your ski. Since most brakes can be bent out about 5mm without causing much of a problem, brake width increments of 20mm pretty much cover most skis on the market. Unfortunately its just really expensive to produce more variations within a line and I think Marker assumed that consumers would want this binding to say under $400

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Powerful, reliable retention

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is an awesome binding for aggressive riders. With a max DIN of 16, you know they are built for some serious skiing. Never a single problem with mine, year-in and year-out. I don't think about them, which is the best thing you can probably say.

Im looking for some bindings for my park...

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Im looking for some bindings for my park skis, but am hoping to get ones that can adjust a boot size or two once bolted down. Are there any high performance bindings like the Jester that do this?

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Hey Jack,

This binding, and most alpine bindings, can be adjusted with a screwdriver once mounted, and with only 1 or 2 boot sizes in question, you SHOULD be okay. Keep in mind that each boot may have a different BSL (boot sole length) so technically, a 24 could have a larger BSL then a size 25! So watch out for that.

I also recommend the Rossignol FKS as a great park binding!

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Thanks alot! Yea, I have the FKS on my pow skis, but they can't be adjusted.

I wanna slap these on my Bent Chets but...

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I wanna slap these on my Bent Chets but am wondering if the pro is a better option for heavier skiers? I'm 6'2" 215.
Any recs?

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The DIN for both of those bindings is very similar- the Jest goes up to 16 and the Jester pro goes up to 18. Depending on what kind of gnarly terrain you are skiing you won't really need an 18 DIN.
However for your Bent Chetlers, which are a 123 underfoot, the Jester will give you a brake that will fit the waist of the ski. The Pro only has a 110mm brake and the Jester (this binding) has 130mm brake which will fit your skis.
Both bindings will handle your weight just fine.

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The 130 Marker brake also works with the Pro though. Just have to buy separately.

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I like em

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are solid bindings, the DIN is easy to adjust and they release cleanly when you need them to release. I really like these bindings. Also as a side benefit they don't seem to hold on to snow in little nooks and crannies for when you have un-buried your skis.

are these Jesters compatible with sidecountry...

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are these Jesters compatible with sidecountry boots such as Salomon Quest max 120 or Tecnica Bushwaker? or should I go with Marker Lords? I Have Dukes on my other skis.

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These will work with touring or sidecountry boots that either have an Alpine sole or a dual texture sole that is compatible with Alpine bindings. The Lord will work with Alpine soles or lugged rubber Alpine Touring soles so it really will allow the most versatility when it comes to boot compatibility.

is the 12/13 Jester going to be carried...

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is the 12/13 Jester going to be carried over for 13/14 or are there changes coming?

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There is some info on their site, i believe there are some soem improvements in lateral stiffness and some changes to the heal piece too. sounds like nice upgrades.

5 5

Backcountry, always reliable

Just off the phone with Backcountry where they price-matched the Jester bindings for me without breaking a sweat. I'm picking these up to be the downhill component of my CAST SI&I Touring System mounted on DPS Wailer 112s. The Jester seems in all ways a perfectly-aimed binding to my style of skiing and the setup im crafting (super-light carbon skis means I can go a little burlier on the binding, and still have a tech setup for touring). Next season when it's all put together I'll update my review but for now just wanted to say how easy Backcountry is to work with. You guys have earned my loyalty.

does the AFD move up and down (like the...

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does the AFD move up and down (like the duke) to accommodate the rockered sole of an AT boot?

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Unfortunately it does not. These are only compatible with Alpine boots. They will not safely work with AT boots.

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Lord has an adjustable AFD for this reason.

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Pro has an adjustable toe height.

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Great Binding

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Mounted these up on some JJ's and have loved them. I bought the 110's and they fit really good.

Thinking of getting these for a pair of...

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Thinking of getting these for a pair of line prophet 115s. Any recommendations for which brake width to order 110 vs 130?

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110s. Ski shop should be able to bend them 5mm.

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you can also find videos on youtube for how to bend them.

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110, don't let a shop force you to buy the wider brake.

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Yep... I bought the 110 and bent them. Works just fine. (Honestly, ski brakes are just about useless in the backcountry or on steep in bounds chutes. They work on groomers, but how many advanced skiers are yard sailing on groomers?)

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Are these compatible with a AT lugged sole...

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Are these compatible with a AT lugged sole boot?

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