The Curated Take
The Marker Squire has a been a gold standard in the world of ski bindings for as long as I can remember. It's been largely unchanged for the past decade with minor tweaks to appearance but other wise a reliable and steady as ever. It's perfect for lighter weight skiers from beginners to experts for all mountain resort skiing. The current iteration is compatible with gripwalk and alpine boots, foregoing an MNC rating in favorite of user-friendly automatic toe height adjustments.
It's one binding I've had trouble with pre-releasing in when getting rowdy as a heavier, more aggressive skier with a high DIN setting. Stronger and heavier skiers should look to the Marker Griffon for the next step up in more reliable retention and superior power transfer but most average skiers are going to do great with the squire.
Also a popular choice for young teens who like to take on the terrain park since the squire's construction is one of them most durable options in the 11 DIN category.
- Versatile to variety of ski styles, boots, skis, and snow conditions
- Light weight and easy to step into
- Durable to long term use
- Powerful skiers might overpower the retention reliability
- Power transfer can feel lack luster
The Marker Squire 11 Ski Bindings are the perfect choice for freeride and freestyle rookies who want a lightweight, sturdy, and stylish binding. With its progressive design, this binding is sure to turn heads on the slopes. The Triple Pivot Light toe piece has been extensively improved with an Ice Off Rail that keeps your sole free of snow and ice. The Hollow Linkage heel reduces step-in force by approximately 35%, even with GripWalk soles. At only 24 mm high, this compact binding offers direct feel and ski control.
- Lightweight Triple Pivot Light toe piece with Ice Off Rail.
- State-of-the-art Hollow Linkage heel reduces step-in force by approximately 35%.
- Compact design at only 24 mm high for direct feel and ski control.
- GripWalk-ready for added versatility.