It will make you king of the mountain.
When you need a binding that will handle everything from bumps to powder to mellow lines through the trees, you can't go wrong with the Marker Squire Ski Binding. This versatile binding is a thing of beauty that offers powerful and smooth energy transmission from your boot to your ski, no matter what kind of terrain you take it down.
A Triple Pivot Light toe keeps the weight down but holds on with tenacity, just like the beefier Marker models in the Royal Family. The Squire's gliding AFD (anti-friction device) allows for safety and precision that is unhindered by dirt, snow, and ice buildup, while the Hollow Linkage Reel two-piece TwinCam heel allows for smooth, easy entry, even in snowy conditions. With a mid-range DIN of 3 to 11, the Squire is the crowd pleaser of the Royal Family.
- A versatile all-mountain binding
- 3-11 DIN range accommodates intermediate skiers
- Compatible with standard alpine boots
- Gliding AFD plate ensures a smooth and safe feel
- Triple Pivot Light Toe reduces weight and is easy to step in
- Item #MRK001T
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have owned 2 pair of Squires in my early days of skiing. These bindings worked great for learning the basics and transitioning my new skills to almost every environment (park, groomed runs, off trail) on the mountain.
These bindings stand out to me becase they are the lightest I have used by a country mile. You can feel the reduced swing weight but they still transfer the power really well to the ski. The extra bonus is that the lightness is an advantage when bootpack hiking or dragging skis around a parking lot.
For young riders and lighter adults these bindings are a great option for resort skiing. They survived season after season and where easy to adjust.
I upgraded to the Griffon after my skills advanced to the point where i needed a really burly binding for big mountain riding and cliff drops.
Lovely and Light
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Marker has been in the top manufacturers for bindings since I began skiing, and they continue that legacy with the Marker Squire. The new Marker Squire extends its performance range with a 3-10 DIN range making it perfect for everyone from first time skiers to intermediate rippers.
With skis getting wider and wider, a lot of power transmission can be lost between the binding and the ski, forcing the skier to drive harder and ultimately resulting in greater fatigue. The Squire features Power Width Design, Markerâs signature toe and heel designs engineered to make todayâs wider skis perform at their very best. I can say that this binding does a great job of holding you in, and wonât prelease unless it is really necessary. This binding will work great for you if you are a beginner to intermediate skier. For more advanced skiers, I recommend the Marker Griffon 13 ID binding. If you have questions about what brake size will work best for your skis, or if this binding is a good fit for you, please contact me directly for expert advice!