Baron 13 EPF Ski Binding
Combine the reliability and power of a 13-DIN alpine binding with the free-heel freedom of an AT binding, and you have the Marker Baron 13 EPF Ski Binding. Built on Marker's Extended Power Frame, the Baron sits on a wide chassis, giving it the ability to drive wide, big mountain boards with authority. To keep them manageable on the ascent, the Barons feature Marker's Hollow Tech frame, which is a gas-injected hollow construction that is light, powerful, and dependable whether you're spinning laps in the resort, or accessing big backcountry lines. The Backcountry Technology allows the binding to be converted from ski to walk mode with the quick flick of a switch, while a three-position climbing aid lets you adjust the heel lifter between three positions to get the right angle for the slope you're climbing.
- Burly binding drives big mountain skis in and out of the resort
- 4-13 DIN range, compatible with both alpine and AT ski boots
- Backcountry Technology features ski/walk mode and two heel risers
- A lighter version of Marker's Duke, the Baron best suits lighter riders
- Item #MRK004A
- Q & A
Some of the best AT bindings out there!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my second pair of Marker Barons. I love, LOVE these bindings. I know, the first thing AT enthusiasts complain about is the weight. And yes, they're heavy especially when compared to the broader alpine touring offerings out there. But wait. The real benefit to these bindings is that they're understandable, predictable and dependable. They ski just like your in-bounds gear. They release or hold predictably. They adjust easily. They climb effectively. They just do everything you need them to do and that more than makes up for the extra bulk or weight by comparison. The description on these says that they're more for those that "ski light" but that has not been my experience at all. I've put these (both my previous pair and these new ones I'm reviewing now) through the wringer and they've stood up to everything I've thrown at them. They're a solid binding that leaves nothing lacking. Seriously. And to be honest, that's exactly what I'd expect from Marker anyway.
If you're looking for a great AT binding that skis and protects just like you expect it to, get these! If weight or bulk is your main concern then I'm sure you could find something more suitable or more to your liking.
Easy to mount. Solid performance. Dependable for years. You'll be hard pressed to find a better binding out there for the price.
what size bindings should i get for a 99mm waist width ski
Hi Domenic- These have a brake width of 110mm which would fit with your skis. In terms of the size S or L that is determined by your BSL.