The Marker Alpinist Meets The Kingpin, New Lightweight And Powerful Free Touring Bindings.
Weight: 1.24 KG per pair
Release Value: 5 - 12
Brake widths 100mm, 125mm
Adjustment range 28mm
Climbing positions: 3
The Kingpin redefined ski touring bindings when it launched bringing the boot hold of alpine bindings to the world of pin tech touring. This cause people to rethink what you could and should do on these previously ski touring focused tools.
As ever though, things move on. In the case of touring bindings it's fair to say the pace is rapid. The introduction of new super light touring bindings and the expansion in touring bindings offering improved boot hold and power transmission left the Kingpins looking a little heavy in class.
So Marker have introduced the Kingpin M-Werks, a reboot of the Kingpin but now featuring the toe piece of their Alpinist binding with a new lightened up Kingpin heel.
The result, the same features and performance that you find on the Kingpin but nearly 400gms lighter across the pair at 1.24KG per pair.
This now means that the kingpin sits amongst the Dynafit and Fritschi pin tech touring bindings making them more useful as an out right ski touring choice.
Still giving the solid power transmission you would expect from the alpine style heel and 38mm wide mounting pattern, the Kingpin M-Werks has new lighter XXL power transmitters which support the boot sole and reduce friction allowing smooth release.
With 3 stage climbing positions that can be easily deployed with a ski pole and a new, more ergonomic, lever to switch between ski and touring mode the M-Werks is comfortable to tour with.
The Alpinist toe piece is designed to be able to get under the spring set easily to clear any snow and ice packing and comes with a crampon slot which accepts the Marker pin tech crampon.
All in all the Kingpin M-Werks is a timely update bringing the modern classic touring binding back to the forefront.
Binding TypePin Tech