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When your shiny new skis are capable of schralping the entire mountain, they need a binding that will do them justice. Marker's Jester 16 ID Ski Binding excels on the front and backside of the mountain with a versatile design that will withstand big hits in the park and stomp big landings in back bowls with ease.
Equipped with Marker's Sole.ID technology, this binding is compatible with standard alpine boots and AT boots with lugged soles. The versatile 6-16 DIN range accommodates almost any style of skiing, whether you're the sort that lives for big drops beneath the chairlift, fresh pow between the trees, or big hits in the park. Marker's Inter Pivot heel is easy to step into, so you won't lose anytime when you're hurrying to the lift on a pow day, and the burly magnesium parts will withstand some serious abuse, so you won't have to call your day short when you decide to go big off that cliff that's been calling your name all season.
- A binding built for big lines and big hits
- 6-16 DIN range accommodates intermediate to expert skiers
- Compatible with alpine and AT ski boots
- Gliding AFD plate ensures a smooth and safe feel
- Inter Pivot heel is easy to step into
- Magnesium parts withstand heavy use and abuse
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- Q & A
Excellent 5 star binding
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The one thing I didn't like on my previous set was the hinge cap on the heel piece. Once it got smashed up it basically fell off where my heels clicked together. This appears to have been improved on the newer model and is a more solid piece. Other than that they remain the same, and there was nothing to improve on. These bindings will keep you in through a hurricane and will definitely outlast the skis.
Bullet proof. I have a set that I put through the ringer and have never had a failure. They are as snug and sound as ever.
Having had a previous model of these and seeing they have changed little, this is the best value I have had in a binding. The most talked about binding by Rossignol doesn't quite measure up to the Jester's in terms of overall value when considering durability. I have yet to wear out my previous set that were ridden hard and put away wet.
BIG breaks for BIG skis
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have a huge pair of powder skis and needed a break width that would match. These binders have one of the largest break width options on the market and with the new chassis that accepts touring ski boots i had too pick a pair of these up. These are also some of the lightest wider break width bindings on the market as well. I have a lot of experience with this binding style and it has never let me down in the past so I often recommend them. I only dropped the rating by a star because im picky about the look and style, but otherwise these bindings rock.
Update: After several powder storms and some really aggressive skiing these are preforming really well. The lightness over other bindings make a big difference, especially when your skis max out the scales. Due to the smaller overall platform that these have they don't drive bigger skis as well as wider binders, but for anything under a 120 waist width they a great.
very excited to try these
Just picked these up, so haven't had a chance to ski them yet with our season coming later than normal. Always known the Jester to be one of the top choices and the selling point on this pair was the toe piece that accommodates a wider range of boots without compromising any of the hold, or more importantly, release value. Also, the heel piece is getting closer and closer to the Rossi/Look pivot heel, which is a good thing.
Why so(le) Serious?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Marker has been in the top manufacturers for bindings since I began skiing, but they are really stepping up the game with this one. The new Marker Jester 16 ID extends its performance range with SOLE.ID, allowing both Alpine (downhill skiing) and Alpine Touring (backcountry skiing) boot compatibility to create the most versatile freeride binding on the market today. 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 Jester 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 pre-release unless it is really necessary. This binding will work great for you if you are an advanced to expert skier. For less 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!