avw2622617 wrote a review of Marker Baron Ski Bindings on January 2, 2009
I'm 6'3" 230 lbs dressed to ski. I've had these going fast on steep crud and in deep powder, downhill perfromance is as solid as any alpine binding. Going up in hike mode the bindings are on the heavy side (still lighter than the dukes) but for the downhill security a little extra weight is worth it. As far as the DIN only going to 12, don't worry about it. The marker chart setting for a 200+ lb expert skier is still only about 8-10 (albeit a little conservative). I crank mine to 10 or 12 depending on the day's conditions and haven't had any problems. Plus, be realistic, with a DIN setting above 12, most knees will release before the binding will.