MARKER is ski brand producing bindings, goggles, protectors, helmets and other accessories that increase your safety on and off the slopes. Founded by sports journalist and ski instructor Hannes Marker in 1952, this company based in Penzberg in the region of Weilheim-Schongau in Upper Bavaria is among the big international names in the ski sector. Right from the beginning, Hannes Marker's developments aimed to prevent the risk of injury in skiing accidents. One of the first outcomes was the model "Marker Duplex", which revolutionised binding technology and was the start of numerous other world-famous inventions.
Causing a sensation, among others, was the model MARKER Kingpin, a lightweight touring binding with the excellent safety features of an alpine binding. We can safely say that after years of development, Kingpin has revolutionised the entire touring sector. These MARKER ski bindings combine the best features of touring and alpine models. The step-in comfort and weight correspond to those of a conventional pin touring binding, whilst the release standards meet the requirements of an alpine model. As a result, the ski stays in the position that it is meant to be in. A further benefit is the easy-to-use, 0 to 13 degree adjustable climbing aid. This can be conveniently reached with the tip of your ski pole and considerably reduces exertion.
The engineers at MARKER are constantly working together with a team of top athletes to further develop their products. Here, it is not only a question of increasing comfort, but also of minimising risk. Together with the University of Bologna they have developed MAP, a special impact protection system for helmets. Ingenious and at the same time practical is Sole.ID; a system that can be applied to all MARKER bindings. A height-adjustable gliding plate enables adjustment in seconds, both for boots with touring soles and alpine ski boots.
Another revolution is X-cell technology. This keeps the boot perfectly centred in the toe pieces. At the same time even the hardest jolts are absorbed, resulting in excellent ski control. These racing bindings by MARKER feature high-quality magnesium components. Together with the X-shaped damping mechanism and the broad sole contact surface, a world-class performance is in store for you on your descent. The sole-binding system GripWalk also delivers great performance and increased walking comfort. The co-polymer sole has a rocker profile and convex shape. Built-in pads made of stiff and rigid materials ensure optimum energy transfer. The release function of the binding is extremely precise.
If you want to benefit from the comfort and safety of MARKER ski bindings, you will find a wide range of different models at Keller Sports. Whether you're a touring skier or an alpine skier, you will certainly get your money's worth and will enjoy excellent performance.