Kingpin 13 AT Ski Binding
Marker's Kingpin collection premiered as one of the first DIN-certified backcountry ski bindings with tech compatibility, and the Kingpin 13 AT Ski Binding showcases the burliest DIN rating out of any other Kingpin. Intended for rowdy freeriding, this Kingpin's toe uses spring-loaded pins to secure your boot, has a locking ski/walk switch, and sports adjustable boot stops for easy step-in. Six steel springs provide greater energy absorption and contact pressure than a four-spring setup, reducing unwanted release in ski mode and giving you a smoother ride. There's also an integrated crampon adapter for stress-free ascents up bulletproof snow or in no-fall zones.
Like an alpine binding, the Kingpin's heel features a step-in function, has a beefy anti-friction device, and rocks alpine-style brakes that lock up in walk mode. To further distinguish the Kingpin from traditional tech bindings, it's TUV-certified, meaning that it has real, measurable, and repeatable DIN settings, not just release values. The heel also pivots laterally to provide consistent release and retention, with plenty of vertical elasticity as well, so you have a powerful alpine connection instead of that rattly tech-binding feel. To engage the walk mode, just flip the underfoot lever to slide the heel back and step down, locking the brakes in a raised position. That'll give you a free, flat heel, and the dual risers can be flipped down with a pole to give you 7 and 13 degrees of climbing comfort. Reverse the process to engage ski mode with the flick of a lever, and get excited to rip the biggest, baddest, most remote lines you can find.
- Marker's most powerful Kingpin binding for backcountry and freeride
- 13 DIN ensures consistent release for the rowdiest skiers
- Carbon-reinforced toe smoothens power transfers
- Adjustable positioning blocks in toe piece to make stepping in easier
- 2 heel risers assist with hiking steeper skin tracks
- Ski-to-walk mode keeps transitions quick-and-easy
- Item #MRKZ04S
- [pin toe] carbon-reinforced
- Release Rating
- 6 - 13
- Boot Compatibility
- AT (ISO 9523), tech
- Brakes Included
- 75 - 100mm, 100 - 125mm
- Stand Height
- Heel Elevators
- 7° 13°
- Claimed Weight
- 1lb 6oz
- Recommended Use
- backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 3 years
What do you think about this product?
November 1, 2020
Thinking about switching these from my BMT122's to a 105mm ski. Anyone running these on ~105mm waits? Looking at them on my 122's they seem way too wide, pretty sure the smaller ones upon brief inspection are a bit small to work. I hate the thought of brake drag period, let alone creating issues in steep exposed situations. (Why doesn't marker make an in-between brake width?). Any feedback appreciated.