Marker Squire 11 - Ski Binding
What most people love about the Marker Squire is it's super light weight! It's not just light, it has many of the performance features found in other Markers bindings.
Here are some of the features found in the Marker Squire:
TOE PIECE: The Squire toe piece is built with a wide, Triple Pivot design. One of the major design concerns as skis have become wider, is lateral roll within the binding as the skier tries to edge the ski. The wider ski becomes, the more ski resist rolling over on edge, therefore the boot twists laterally within the binding. The results in less edge hold and poorer carving. The Marker Squire has design elements in the binding that specifically reduce lateral roll and result in better edge hold and better carving.
Gliding AFD - The gliding AFD helps reduce friction between the boot and the binding during a lateral release, especially during multi directional falls. That means a twisting fall combined with plenty of forward lean...a forward twisting fall. The forward component results in downward pressure, therefore more friction. With a fixed AFD, your boot has to overcome this added friction to allow release, putting you in danger. With a gliding AFD, the AFD moves with the boot sole, so therefore has is NO added friction to overcome. The same is true when you boot sole has dirt and grim on the bottom.