In 2006, Marker changed the game with the Duke. Now, the same can be said about the Marker Kingpin, which will probably make its much heavier cousin obsolete. Offering a unique DIN/ISO certification for a tech binding, the Kingpin is a lightweight touring companion that provides retention, releaseability, ease of touring, and bomber skiability. While the toe maintains the two-point connection made familiar by Dynafit, the heelpiece has an alpine-like wide contact around the boot. This not only provides retention and release, but the reliable “thunk” of stepping in.