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Are there any legal requirements for ski bindings?
There are no government-mandated standards that apply to ski bindings sold in the United States or Canada, but we design our bindings to comply with European and ASTM safety standards, both of which are considered voluntary standards for ski bindings sold in North America. Some of these standards are mandatory for ski bindings sold in Europe.
Can I become a member of the Marker test team?
Our bindings are not exclusively tested by the research team, for product testing we also send out members of our pro team or local opinion leaders. If you want to become a member of our test team, you better join the local ski club! If you are good enough for the team, let us know...
Do Freeriders use interfaces?
Basically Freeriders don’t use an interface as Carvers or Racers do. Because both Jibber- and Big Mountain skis have a moderate sidecut, it is simply not necessary. Jibbers want to stick their landings, therefore it is better if the skis don’t react over-sensible (for example in a cant landing). And it is easier to grab your ski when you are not standing 55mm over the ground.
Do Racers use interfaces?
World Cup, Euro Cup and FIS Racers do try to increase their leverage over the skis. But concerning the safety of these Athletes, the FIS has made maximum height regulations (see below). The advantages of racing interfaces like the PISTON CONTROL SL or GS INTERFACE are: Cushioning of hits and vibrations: the ski can glide faster. It is less likely that the boot touches the ground and the skier loses control. Sensitive edging for precise high speed turns. Better leverage: better pressure on the edges for icy slopes. Free-flexing of the ski
Does it make sense for kids and juniors to ski with an interface?
Kids do have the same benefits as adults when they are using an interface. But according to their biological development its more important to have a system that is lightweight and adjustable for growing kids. For these special needs we developed the JUNIOR SPEED TUNE SYSTEM. The advantages are: Lightweight Adjustability The binding is always centred on the ski The ski keeps its natural form because the system is free-flexing
How do I store my skis & bindings correctly in summer time?
You should turn down the Z-number (DIN/ISO) of your binding to the minimum setting to relieve the spring. Attention: a specialist must adjust the binding before you ski again! It is also good for the binding to grease it slightly with a spray to help protect it from corrosion. Check with your local Marker dealer for the best advise and for the necessary materials to keep your bindings working like new.
How often do I have to re-check the adjustment of my binding?
You should have the binding adjustment re-checked after three weeks of use, and at least once a winter season. Also, it is important to readjust the settings if there are any changes to you physically or to any of your system parts: ski, boot, and binding.
I can‘t open the BC lever
There‘s probably ice between the binding and the ski. Bent the ski hard with your hands several times to break the ice.
The base plate bends under the boot while walking
There is snow or ice under the baseplate. Adjust your climbing aid in a higher position.
The BC lever can‘t be closed
There is snow or ice under the heelplate. Put your ski into a vertical position. Bent the base plate several times with your hand to loosen the snow.
The binding can‘t be switched into skiing mode
Put your Ski in a vertical position. Then clap the binding and skit together to knock off excess snow. Press the binding to the ski with your knee an secure the lever. (also see video "Introducing Marker Tour F10 & F12" on Marker youtube channel)
The binding can‘t be switched into walking mode
Most likely there is ice between the binding and the ski. Bent the ski several times hard with your hands to break the ice.
The climbing aid becomes unlocked while walking
The BC lever wasn‘t fully laid down. When locking the binding take care that the rubber band doesn‘t get caught between lever and ski.
What are the stand height regulations for FIS races?
FIS regulation for stand heights (ski + plate + binding): Children max. 50 mm Junior (15 years and older) / Adult max. 55 mm.
What can I do, if I stripped a screw?
In this case you must visit your local authorized Marker dealer. Your safety is not guaranteed if the connection of ski and binding is incorrect. But, don’t panic: your Marker dealer can usually repair a stripped screw. If You do not know who to contact, visit our Company/Contact on this website to find your nearest dealer.
What do I have to do, if my brakes do not fit on my Freeride skis?
If you ski on wide powder or free-ride skis, you might need special wide brakes. For Marker bindings You can get 85, 90, 110 and 136 mm wide brakes as an accessory. It is very important to have brakes that work properly, otherwise your skis can turn into a dangerous weapon! Your authorized Marker dealer can order wide brakes for you and mount them. If you do need further assistance, check our contact page to contact your national distributor.
What is a system?
For a skier, it is important to have a system of ski boot and binding that fit together as a functional unit. The better the components fit together, the better the quality of the skiing experience. The philosophy of MARKER is to build the best possible systems and components. To achieve this goal we work intensely with our ski partners—both in the lab and in the snow. For more information visit:
Where do I find Information about Marker/Partner bindings?
For on-line Information have a look a the brand website.
For professional advice, your local authorized Marker dealer can also assist you.
Where do I get spare parts like windows?
In this case please contact your local, authorized Marker dealer.
Where do I mount the binding on the ski?
On most skis a recommended boot center line is indicated by the ski manufacturer. It is also possible to mount the binding in a position closer to the tip or the end of the ski. If the ski is mounted more to the tip, it will turn easier, if it is mounted towards the end, the ski will act more solid at high speed. In every case however, you must go to an authorized Marker dealer to have it mounted in the correct way.
Who is my contact person in case of a reclamation?
If your Marker bindings are defective or damaged, the first thing to do is to contact Your local authorized Marker dealer. Your dealer is usually able to solve Your problem and/or knows about the warranty procedure.