Marker Duke EPF 2013Written by Dan Morgan, Wednesday, 08 February 2012
Marker have owned the market for beefy alpine bindings that can go up hill as well as down since the 2007 introduction of the Marker Duke. With touring gaining momentum this would be great news for Marker if it were not facing competition from Salomon and Atomic’s Guardian for the 2012/2013 season.
Five years after the Duke make its debut Marker have introduced the Duke EPF. The EPF (Extended Power Frame) increases the width of the old Duke by 28% increasing power transmission and requiring a ski of at least 88mm wide to accommodate the new frame and a 10mm wider screw pattern. The Duke heel and toe pieces have been redesigned and the EPF binding looks and feels as solid as ever.
Small and large versions fit 265-325mm and 305-365mm sole lengths respectively and the Duke EPF weighs in at 2,760 and 2,790g each.