Marker Jester 16 ID - Ski Binding
The Marker Jester is the big bother to the Griffon, which is one of the, if not "the", most popular ski bindings in the world.
What is the Jester all about:
1) The 6-16 DIN range works for larger skiers and skiers who need big release values. We see quite a few skiers in the shop that purchase this binding who really have no reason to be on the Jester. Their DIN calculate out to 6,7 or even an 8. Yes, that is within the range of the Jester, but it is never a good idea to have a release setting at the bottom of the bindings release range. These skiers would be better off on a Griffon. There is no performance loss.
2) The Jester (like all of the Royal Family from Marker) was one of the first bindings completely designed from the ground-up to address the needs of skiing on wider skis... What the heck is the difference between skiing on skinny skis vs. wide skis when it comes to the binding? I'm glad you asked. Bare with me now and try recall some your high school physics. Basically it boils down to leverage. The wider a ski is, the harder it is to roll on to an edge, because the wider ski has more leverage, laterally. Therefore it takes added force to roll the ski on to the same edge angle as compared to a skinny ski. This added force results in more stress within the binding and thus more potential for the binding to deform and allow the boot to roll within the binding. The end result is, the boot rolls up on edge but the ski does not. This results in a loss of edge hold. The Jester is designed to minimize this slop (aka lateral roll) between the boot and the ski, giving you better edge hold and better carving.
3) With this complete redesign and a totally NEW look in bindings. it grabbed skiers attention early on and that popularity has grown like a snowball rolling down a hill. It just gets bigger and bigger.
The Jester 16 ID comes with a 110mm brake. For other brake widths please contact us via phone or email to specify desired brake size. Added cost for larger size brakes.
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