Markers frame bindings have a reputation for skiing well.
Designed for people wanting to ski on and off the pistes and do some ski touring the Tour F12 EPF give the safety and convenience of a normal Alpine downhill binding with the ability to release the heels, stick on your skins and head away from the crowds.
They feature a DIN range of 4 - 12, 36mm stand height (boot height above ski deck) and an AFD swing plate to give consistent release values even with varied touring boot soles.
The EPF mounting pattern is wider than the earlier models giving better edge to edge power especially on wider skis.
Weighing 2.2KGS per pair these aren't the lightest bindings out there but the ease of use and safety make them a great choice for people regularly skiing off the lifts and occasionally going touring.
We find that the switch lever from touring to skiing can be a little fiddly to get at when packed with snow and you have to take the boot out of the binding to change modes, also the heel raisers for use when skinning up steeper hills can occasionally get knocked down so if you are looking to do quite a lot of touring on your frame bindings then consider the Fritschi Freeride Pro and Eagle.
As one binding for all your skiing for freeriders and occasional tourers the Marker F12 EPF are a great choice.
Binding TypeFrame Touring