Do you get many clients on Marker bindings? What kind of vertical do your guides do with them? Or doesn’t gear weight have much impact on the tours you are doing?
Still alot of clients on Fritschi and Duke’s
The Marker F12 Tour is a great binding though i’ve used it on many ski tours in and around Chamonix and in NZ. If you’re on the heavy side a Duke is advised as its a slightly stronger option.
Dynafit are great and I use them on my light set-up, F12’s on wider skis though for bigger days and shorter missions!
I’m not sure I get this thing about Dukes for “heavier skiers” or “steep and deep” or however they market it.
If I have a binding (a Duke, a Freeride, whatever) and it suits my desired DIN setting, so I’m not setting it right at the end of it’s range then what difference does it make? Doesn’t the point of DIN settings mean that I know that any binding is going to keep my foot in place when I want it to?
Or to put it another way, if I ski in a Fritschi Freeride or an F12 am I really more likely to pre-release than I am in a Duke, or a regular alpine binding for that matter, assuming same DIN settings? Are the lighter bindings somehow not as reliable as the heavier ones?