Marker introduces brand new Duke PT hybrid touring binding

Marker introduces brand new Duke PT hybrid touring binding

The Duke PT is set to rival the Salomon/Atomic/Armada Shift products

Photos: Pally Learmond

Marker announced the newest member of its Royal Family of bindings today, November 1, 2019. The Duke PT is a hybrid freeride binding with a transformative toepiece that allows for both pintech touring capabilities and fully alpine-certified downhill prowess. A stand height of 27 millimeters provides direct power transmission to the ski for an incredible downhill experience.

The Duke PT 16, showing one binding in downhill mode and one ready for touring.

Developed with input from Marker’s freeride athletes, the binding will be offered in both a 12 and 16 DIN variation. The Duke PT’s Ride & Hike toepiece flips up, revealing sturdy toe jaws that allow for tech uphill travel—the housing can be removed for the uphill to shave 250 grams of weight per binding, or locked in the forward position for quick transitions when it’s time to shred. The Lock & Walk brake in the heel provides a brake lock and 10-degree climbing aid that can be easily adjusted with your ski pole.

The Ride & Hike toepiece locked in uphill mode.
Tour mode, engage.

At 850 grams per binding in uphill mode (1,090 grams in downhill mode), the Duke PT 12 is a super lightweight option for loyal Marker users who are skeptical of pure pintech bindings. The Duke PT will available in stores beginning in fall 2020.

Marker athletes assisting with R&D.
Markus Eder proving the downhill capabilities of the Duke PT.

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