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Comparison Review 2024 Marker Bindings

Philpug

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MODELTOE
HEIGHT (mm)
HEEL
HEIGHT (mm)
SETTING RANGEWEIGHT
(g/pr)
STANDARD BRAKE SIZES (mm)OPTIONAL BRAKE SIZES (mm)SOLE COMPATIBILITY
10.0 TP19243-10151885, 100DIN, GripWalk
X-Comp 12 GW15184-1223687590DIN, GripWalk
X-Comp 16 GW15186-1623987590DIN, GripWalk
Squire 1019243-10172485, 100DIN, GripWalk
Squire 11 ID19243-11154090, 100, 110DIN, GripWalk, AT
Squire 12 TCX19244-12194890, 100, 11075DIN, GripWalk
Griffon 13 ID20244-13204490, 100, 110, 120136DIN, GripWalk, AT
Jester 16 ID20246-16210690, 100, 110120, 136DIN, GripWalk, AT
Jester 18 Pro20248-18219090, 120100, 110, 136DIN, GripWalk, AT
FDT 10
2-Piece Plate (demo)
29.5283-10198085, 100DIN, Gripwalk
FDT TPX 12 (demo)29.5284-12254090, 110DIN, GripWalk
Squire 11 TCX D (demo)29.5283-11193590, 110DIN, GripWalk, AT
Griffon 13 D(demo)29.5284-13245090, 110120, 136DIN, GripWalk, AT
Griffon 13 TCX D (demo)29.5284-13245090, 110, 120136DIN, GripWalk, AT
Note: All specs are based on information available at time of publishing and are subject to change.


10.0 TP
  • Pluses: Multidirectional toe, accepts GripWalk, ultra lightweight
  • Minuses: No brake option 80 mm or less
  • Color options: Black/Anthracite
X-Comp 12 GW
  • Pluses: Quick return to center, no adjustment needed to switch to GripWalk
  • Minuses: Tough to find
  • Color options: Black
X-Comp 16 GW
  • Pluses: Quick return to center, no adjustment needed to switch to GripWalk, bargain price for a binding that goes to 16
  • Minuses: Tough to find
  • Color options: Black
Squire 10 ID
  • Pluses: Ultra lightweight
  • Minuses: Single stage heel.
  • Color options: Black/Anthracite, White/Anthracite
Squire 11 ID
  • Pluses: Ultra lightweight
  • Minuses: Still difficult to get into for lighter skiers, short BSL, or deeper snow (see: Squire 12 TCX)
  • Color options: Black, White, Teal/Green, Green/White, Orange/Black, Green/Black, Black/Purple, Tan/Ivory
Squire 12 TCX
  • Pluses: TCX heel is very easy step in. Lightweight.
  • Minuses: Will get missed by many buyers.
  • Color options: Black
Griffon 13 ID
  • Pluses: New heel is 30% easier to get in, lightest actual weight, lateral spring, fast return to center, no adjustment needed to switch to GripWalk
  • Minuses: Still difficult to get into for lighter skiers, short BSL, or deeper snow
  • Color options: Black, White, Anthracite/Black/Red, Tan, Gray/Silver, Green/Brown, Black/Yellow
Jester 16 ID
  • Pluses: Metal toe wing and heel stanchions, no adjustment needed to switch to GripWalk
  • Minuses: Still difficult to get into for lighter skiers, short BSL, or deeper snow
  • Color options: Black/Anthracite, Green/Black, Blue/White/Red
Jester 18 Pro
  • Pluses: Solid AFD, metal toe wing and heel stanchions
  • Minuses: Difficult to get into for lighter skiers, short BSL, or deeper snow
  • Color options: Tan
Demo Bindings

FDT 10 2-Piece Plate

  • Adjustment range: 260-388 mm
  • Toolless length adjustment: Yes
  • Sole compatibility: DIN, GripWalk
  • Pluses: Traditional design for a narrower ski
  • Minuses: Not for stronger skiers or wider skis
  • Color options: White
FDT TPX 12 System
  • Adjustment range: 260-388 mm
  • Toolless length adjustment: Yes
  • Sole compatibility: DIN, GripWalk
  • Pluses: Traditional design for a narrower ski
  • Minuses: Not MNC
  • Color options: Black/White
Marker Squire 11 TCX D
  • Adjustment range: 260-388 mm
  • Toolless length adjustment: Yes
  • Sole compatibility: All
  • Pluses: Lightest of all demos
  • Minuses: Still need to check forward pressure
  • Color options: Black
Marker Griffon 13 D
  • Adjustment range: 260-388 mm
  • Toolless length adjustment: Yes
  • Sole compatibility: All
  • Pluses: New heel is 30% easier to get in, lightest of 13 demo bindings
  • Minuses: Still difficult to get into for lighter skiers, short BSL, or deeper snow; still need to check forward pressure
  • Color options: Black
Marker Griffon 13 TCX D
  • Adjustment range: 260-388 mm
  • Toolless length adjustment: Yes
  • Sole compatibility: All
  • Pluses: Easy step-in heel
  • Minuses: Still need to check forward pressure
  • Color options: Black
 

DebbieSue

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Thanks for posting this and the 2024 Look comparison review. Found a “deal” $400 for 2022/23 demo Volkl Secret 96 /163 here at Killington. That was my fave ski from a personal demo day at A basin May 2022, so I have been on the lookout. Well the VT pair had Marker FTD TPX 12 binding. I’ve sworn off Marker Squires…click in issues. Was assured that these are Squire 12s and problem fixed. Well, I decided to search and on this thread learned these are not Squire 12s exactly and besides the heel issue, as Marker demos they have negative delta. I am working on stance and carve issues and pretty sure I need positive delta with long femurs, and maybe more than a mm or two for my BSL 285 . I demo’d today. They were not as natural feeling as 22/23 secret 96/163s I tried in CO. Those has Look SPX 12 demo bindings, not sure which model. Both setups seemed heavy in my hands but the Looks skied lighter. The Marker setup was tough on my ankles, fine for my knees interestingly. The ski was wonderful in crud as I remembered from A basin, but I had more than my usual trouble with the fall line on the steep and firm like Superstar and East Fall. I was more comfortable after I loosened the 2 middle buckles on my boots which weren’t esp tight, but still my ankles weren’t happy. So, I decided NOT to buy them despite the sunk cost of the demo day. No point having the right ski with the wrong binding. And now I know what negative delta feels like.
Thanks @Philpug for posting these binding comparisons and for including the full range and not just the higher DIN / racer bindings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 

AmyPJ

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I recently had 2024 Squires put on a pair of skis. I am happy (happy happy happy) to report that the step-in issues with the non-TCX heel piece seem to be resolved. They were as easy to step into as any other binding I've ever owned. Easier than a Strive, in fact.
 
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