The Marker Kingpin 13 is the quintessential 50/50, resort/backcountry binding for advanced and expert skiers who require a high DIN setting. And with a DIN that goes from 6-13, hard charging skiers can ski with the same amount of aggression and confidence as they would at the resort but now in the backcountry and never miss a beat. Due to its beefy construction and alpine-like heel piece, it can be skied in bounds as well as beyond the ropes when human powered skiing is required. Tipping the scales at a very respectable 670 grams, it tours on the up as well as it skis down. This is a great binding for expert or heavier weight skiers who split their time between the resort and earning their turns. For ascent and descent performance, durability, full releasability and confidence, its tough to beat the all-around capability of the Marker Kingpin 13.