Marker Kingpin

Discussion in 'Alpine Touring Gear' started by idsnowghost, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Should be interesting. I haven't picked up her bindings yet. Think maybe we'll get something else if Kim decides to.
  2. Mike T

    Mike T

    Location:
    CDA
    For what it's worth, I have been running a set of the new G3 Ions and am loving them. Maybe 8 or 9 tours on them, plus some inbounds skiing. If you decide to skip the Kingpin, you should check out the Ions.
  3. Mike T

    Mike T

    Location:
    CDA
    Marker had a press release out a few days ago about the pin issue...
    “The Marker KINGPIN is a brand new and innovative ski touring binding. The first very limited series of production (early-intro production) was delivered during December 2014. After two years of testing we are very confident that the Marker KINGPIN is not only innovative and a big step forward in terms of protection, performance and comfort but also a very well-tested pintech binding.

    However, we found out during some routine quality checks and due to feedback from limited Marker KINGPIN users that there were a few cases where the press-fit of the toe pins inside the sole holders were not to Marker standards. In extensive lab testing we discovered that there have been a few cases where the toes were assembled incorrectly. This led to those pins moving.

    As a response we have already changed the production process and improved the quality control to ensure a perfect press-fit of the toe pins.

    We recommend that users check the toes of their Marker KINGPIN bindings. If the pins have moved please contact your authorized Marker dealer to get immediately a free exchange toe.
    Thanks for your understanding!
    Your Marker team.”
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  4. FatkidfromFL

    FatkidfromFL

    Location:
    PDX
    I just got my second set of kingpins. I have about 30 days on my first pair, mounted to Czars, and they are bomber. I'm swapping from dukes to kingpins on my JJs. The set of bindings came shipped with a panhandlebackcountry sticker, and I got curious. Hence my presence. Cheers to sticker guy.
  5. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Ha... That's awesome! Glad to have you! Where in Portland are you at? I'm from there originally. Moved here for the snow!
  6. FatkidfromFL

    FatkidfromFL

    Location:
    PDX
    I'm in Milwaukie currently; I lived in NW PDX for 6 years. Moved here for the snow :) My wife wants us to move to ID now. Shes looking at the Boise area... I really love the long season on the Cascades though!
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  7. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Right on... Sawtooths aren't too far and are a most epic place to go!

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