The Marker Kingpin 10 is a high-performance tech binding that really has no performance ceiling. It is one of the only tech bindings that can really be skied at the resort and in the backcountry, making it a true resort/backcountry, 50/50 binding. This is in large part due to its ultra-bomber construction and extreme durability as well as having a true alpine-like heel piece that feels like an alpine binding when you step into it. The Kingpin has adopted a two-spring toe piece of the Alpinist and V-Werks bindings that allows the binding to increase toe tension without adding too much weight. (660 grams) Its perfect for intermediate to advanced skiers who only require a 5- 10 DIN setting and is fully releasable in both the toe and the heel. Thanks to Marker’s outstanding reputation for making some of the best bindings in the industry, its no wonder that the Marker Kingpin 10 is one of the most sought after 50/50 bindings on the market today.