I need your insight, concerning these bindings. I am on my second set of markers on my Public Enemys. On my first pair of bindings (marker m12 titanium), my left ski released when I landed from a highspeed kicker, it jacked me up bad, ended up messing up my collarbone and tearing a bunch of stuff. So fine whatever, got the m11 free binding mounted up end of last season, and yesterday I was cruising down a highspeed run popped a tiny jump onto the groomer and bam my left ski comes off and whips me into the snow again. So here I am, totaly worked, my knee and neck super sore. I got these bindings for their "air pad," thought the little rubber piece would soak up impacts a little. But now im pissed, for the second time these bindings have messed me up. Should I blame myself for not setting the din higher, or should I switch to a different binding? I had a shop set the din when they mounted the bindings based on my weight and expert rating. I dunno, what do you all think I should do? thanks.
thanks for the repy,
my boots are head mojo hf's which I got the end of last season, so they should be ok. I'll check into the forward pressure setting like you suggested. i'm noticing quite a bit of flex in the toe pice area of the binding, thinking that has something to do with it.
This a a very common problem with both the m11 and m12 bindings, I'd recommend getting a different binding, something of a different brand or getting a marker binding from their royal series (griffon or jester).
you've helped me a ton, those are the exact bindings i have. Im rocking Rossignol titanium bindings on my obsethed skis, I think im going to stay with that style. Im so unhappy with Marker right now, if i dont get to ski this week cause of my knee and junk ima freak out. I'll see if I can salvage the bindings for the rest of this seaon, but when I pick up some Line Chronics im getting bindings too. Again thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
Shops set din to the formula of weight, height, bsl and skier type, this gives you the proper din. But what some do to make sure the ski comes off is they cut back on the forward pressure. This will make the ski release test fine but will cause pre-release, proper forward pressure on the marker m series is with the boot in the binding the forward pressure screw should be flush with the housing.
Thanks Timmyk$, i'll for sure make sure to adjust it. I'll look into look bindings for sure also. Ya'll rock, thanks for the advice and tech help. now if I can just rehab my messed up body i'll be golden, snow report for tonight calls for 14-20inches possible. I hate my cubicle job.
Yea they're just a super shitty binding. I had them for just under a year and spent over $200 in repairs and other costs because of them. Sent an email to marker telling them how pissed off I was and I got a first reply but nothing came of it.