The Marker Kingpin takes a pin/tech toe and combines it with a traditional style heel piece to create a secure yet lightweight touring binding. This means that the Kingpin can offer the same level of safety as a frame binding, but with the lower weight and simplified use of a pin binding. The alpine style heel has a very wide contact point which allows excellent power transmission through the binding when in ski mode. It also features length compensation so that the binding security is not affected by the flex of the ski.
The pin/tech style toe piece features 6 springs, instead of the usual 4. This improves power transmission when skiing and energy capture when skinning which means both skiing and skinning is more efficient and responsive.
Changing from walk to ski mode and back is easy and, unlike other Marker touring bindings, does not require the boot to be taken out of the binding. Other features of the Kingpin include 2 flip over heel height adjusters, a broad drill pattern for excellent transmission even on wider skis, a removable brake and crampon bracket
The Kingpin is a great all round binding, ideal for people who want one binding to do it all, from multi day tours to days riding the lifts. It's advantages over other similar bindings are its ease of use and exellent feel when skiing. Its disadvantages are that it is a bit heavier than most of its competitors so not an ideal choice for those who want to do more touring.
This 10 version has a DIN range of 5 to 10 which will be suitable for most people.
The Kingpin comes with a choice of 2 brake sizes: 100mm and 125mm, choose the smallest which will fit your ski. Skis under 75mm are too narrow for the Kingpin to be mounted on.
Pin Bindings Compatibility
These bindings require pin binding compatible boots.
- 1500g (incl. brake)
- One size fits all
- Black / Copper
- DIN range:
- 5 - 10
Customer Reviews of Marker Kingpin 10 Touring Binding
Great touring binding! I'm using this unit on my Kastle FX 104 skis with a Scarpa Maestrale touring boot. It gives much more support than the Dynafit Radical ST that i'm using on my other skis (but also very happy with it). Also while skiing on slopes the binding works very well. The handling is a bit more difficult, as the back binding system is more complex at the Marker Kingping. Once you know how it works, its very easy to use and works very well. I can recommend this binding for skiers who are looking for a stable but still light binding and want to stick with the pin system.