With the Alpinist, Marker delivers its lightest-ever touring binding and re-defines the ratio of weight to performance. At 490 grams per pair, it takes the traditional PinTech design and adds functionality with 0°, 5° and 9° climbing aid positions. The toe piece has integrated elastomers that serve as a visual aid and allow for easy stepping in, as well as carbon reinforced components and a dual spring for maximum stiffness. The heel features a fixed upward release and an adjustable lateral release function. The anti-ice pads in both the toe and heel help prevent icing as well. And a wider 38mm binding screw hole pattern allows for phenomenal power transfer for such a minimalist and lightweight offering.
New for 22/23 is the introduction of the ISI toe, which stands for 'Intuitive Step In' in all the Alpinist and Kingpin models. A wider platform allows for greater contact area when stepping in. Less force is required to lock into the toe as well. And, now there's a rubber stop pad to aid in aligning and stopping your boot in the optimal spot.
Don’t be intimidated by the 120mm waist width. The Reason 120 is not intimidated by you. It’s the excitable golden retriever that seeks out energetic terrain to express its playful and exuberant nature. The Reason thrives equally in deep powder fields and pillows as it does amidst a spine-laden massif. Its medium stiffness profile and smooth rocker lines in conjunction with our finely tuned Algal Core and Algal Wall, work seamlessly together to provide a stable and fluid platform that still excels in less than optimal conditions.
The Intention 110 is your ski for floating effortlessly through varied backcountry terrain. The sidecut is shaped to rip and grip in a wide array of snowpacks at varied speed. The semi-cap sidewall construction provides incredible stability and energy transmission over edge while minimizing wear and tear. Descending, you may find yourself looking down to make sure they are still there, as the tapered sidecut symmetry precisely intersects with the early rise in the tip and tail. As a whole, the ski’s unique biobased materials and versatile geometry interact seamlessly to defy limitations and create an intuitive, stable, and nimble shape.
Do you know the feeling when a ski continues to amaze you, no matter the conditions or terrain? That’s the Vital 100. Built for the alpine, it’s a tool for managing the multitude of conditions you’ll encounter on your journey to salvation. Responsiveness and control are its mainstay attributes, providing incredible stability for its weight while its snappy, quick-witted pivotability lets you charge without restraint. The secret of the Vital 100’s serious, yet lighthearted demeanor lies in the integration of advanced biobased materials, which allow you to reach new heights in any terrain and descend from the highest peaks with unprecedented poise and stability.
Blems are largely due to cosmetic imperfections or subtle shaping processes which we evolved out of and thus downgraded prior versions to spotlight improvements. There is nothing wrong with the integrity of these skis and we back the warranty on these just as we would production grade skis. All 21/22 seconds are listed at a 10% discount below retail price based on the issue.
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Light enough for a big day of human-powered access and agile enough to get the most out of any terrain, the Reason 120is the shape for the days we all dream of. A girthy 120mm waist width provides effortless buoyancy in the deepest and lightest powder, while a spry 20m turn radius keeps the Reason easy to manage in tight terrain. The Reason’s Algal Core and Algal Wall work in conjunction to provide added stability and torsional stiffness to the platform, enabling it to be driven hard through variable snow. All in all, the Reason is a ski dedicated to deep snow pleasures that still shines in less-than-primo conditions.