Alpinist 9 Long Travel Binding
Like all the bindings in Marker's ultralight Alpinist line, the 9 Long Travel Binding won't weigh you down on long adventures far from the trailhead, yet it differs from the regular Alpinist in that it includes a brake instead of a leash, and offers 30-millimeters of adjustment to easily accommodate greater range of boot sole lengths. Its light weight and three different climbing levels make it incredibly efficient on the climbs, but it won't disappoint when it's time to strip skins and style your line, either. With lower release values than its older sibling, the Alpinist 12 Long Travel, this binding is best suited to lighter-weight backcountry skiers.
The Alpinist 9 Long Travel binding sports an adjustable 4-9 lateral release value for a consistent release you'll appreciate on the steeps, while the carbon-reinforced toe piece offers a smooth power transmission from boot to binding to ski. Marker designed the heel piece to adapt slightly to the flex of your ski, which further improves the connection between ski and binding, as well as the release consistency.
If you think a touring binding this light is devoid of features that will enhance its dependability and ease of use when you're out in the backcountry, think again. The Alpinist has a visual step-in aid to guide your toe to the correct spot between the pins, and anti-ice pads to prevent snow from building up in the toe and heel piece. And, Marker designed this binding work with its ski crampons, just in case you're gearing up for a mission that might require some extra traction.
- Ultralight touring binding for long adventures
- Included brake adds versatility
- 30mm of adjustment to accommodate wide range of boot sole lengths
- Three climbing levels offer efficiency on varying terrain
- Lateral release is adjustable for consistent value
- Elasticity as ski flexes improves boot-to-ski connection
- Carbon-reinforced toe components offer a smooth power transfer
- Anti-ice pads reduce snow buildup in heel and toe piece
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