Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015

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Can't decide where to mount your skis? Look no further than the Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings, and move the mount point whenever you want. For powder riding, shift your stance farther back on the ski, but when it is time to hit some hot laps in the park change it up and go center mounted. The Griffon Schizo features updated toes and heels for 2014.

Product Details

Toe Piece

AFD Gliding PlateAll Marker bindings (except the Jester Pro) are equipped with a moveable AFD (Anti Friction Device), allowing a precise release unhindered by dirt, snow, and ice buildup. The type of AFT is matched to the skier type, ensuring perfect functionality from racing to junior and even alpine touring.

Triple Pivot Elite Toe PieceWith a horizontally oriented spring, it provides the highest energy absorption to reduce the risk of early release. The secure purchase on the boot lug optimizes power transmission and allows for durable, high energy use. The performance to weight ratio of the Triple Pivot toe is truly unmatched in the industry.

Heel Piece

Inter Pivot HeelThis industry-leading construction delivers superior holding power for all types of freeskiing. Its design focuses power in the direction of the boot sole, increasing elasticity. The overall design creates optimum power transmission.

Additional Features

Recommended Rider Weight80-250 lbs.

60 mm Multi-Stance AdjustorThe popular Schizo technology broke new ground, offering skiers the ability to move their stance fore/aft 3 cm in each direction for the ultimate versatility. It allows the skier o go from pipe and park to all mountain skiing, or from hard, groomed snow to powder by turning a simple screw on the toe piece

Ski Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • DIN / Release Value Low: 4
  • DIN / Release Value High: 13
  • Warranty: 3 Years More 

Other Notes

Marker products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (8)
  • Great construction (7)
  • Easy entry & release (4)
  • Good interface (4)
  • Good shock absorption (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (5), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cool Technology

Mounted on a pair of Blizzard Regulator twin tip all mountain skies. Volkl recommends mounting them at +3 on their skies so you can get very close to center ski or back to...Read complete review

Mounted on a pair of Blizzard Regulator twin tip all mountain skies. Volkl recommends mounting them at +3 on their skies so you can get very close to center ski or back to 0.
I think that's a reasonable strategy for most skies however I went with a traditional size of 172 for myself being 5'8" and find that even at the 0 setting I could have easily handled more ski length out front and would have liked to explore a -1 or -2 as my ski permits to really hammer. I actually haven't seen other skies that show negative numbers like the Blizzards so it could be the ski design allows for more movement or just another marking to make people like me question where they should ultimately ride but regardless, the bindings have performed well at 0 thru +3 so far. I haven't tried them at +6 but have heard that's not a fun place to ride and is essentially only for skiing or landing backwards in the park which further supports that I could have gone with my first instinct and mounted at +2 so I could explore -1 thru +5.
All in all, the ability to move the binding is pretty sick. At +3 I found it much easier to spin around, ski backwards and balance the ski when I lift my leg compared to 0 which placed a lot more weight up front.
If you're a schizo like myself and prefer adjustability, these are the way to go. I've never owned a traditional set of bindings but can tell you if I had purchased a standard set like most techs advised, I don't think I would be as happy when I'm more inclined to experiment and ski various terrain rather then one style all day all year forever.
Go Schizo, you'll like that you did. Takes 2 minutes to adjust and you're on a whole different set of skies. Pretty cool.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A bit heavy

These were a bit too heavy for my needs being that the DIN adjusts to such high strength.

These were a bit too heavy for my needs being that the DIN adjusts to such high strength.

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5.0

Boot Sole Length from 318mm to 298mm

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

Have adjusted boot sole length from 318mm to 298mm and back a few times, if you are looking for a non-demo binding with lots of adjustment than this will work, just understand how it works before mounting.

 
5.0

Nice bindings

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

Haven't got a chance to ski on these yet but mounted up nice and appear.good quality

 
5.0

I recomend it

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

Really firm, and comfortable

 
4.0

Solid performer.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

Heavy & bulletproof.

 
5.0

These are great bindings. Have the on my SalomonQ Labs.

By 

from Bay Area

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Easy Entry & Release
  • Great Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

    Just a great all around binding, love Marker bindings.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Cool Technology

    By 

    from Burlington, VT

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

      Mounted on a pair of Blizzard Regulator twin tip all mountain skies. Volkl recommends mounting them at +3 on their skies so you can get very close to center ski or back to 0.
      I think that's a reasonable strategy for most skies however I went with a traditional size of 172 for myself being 5'8" and find that even at the 0 setting I could have easily handled more ski length out front and would have liked to explore a -1 or -2 as my ski permits to really hammer. I actually haven't seen other skies that show negative numbers like the Blizzards so it could be the ski design allows for more movement or just another marking to make people like me question where they should ultimately ride but regardless, the bindings have performed well at 0 thru +3 so far. I haven't tried them at +6 but have heard that's not a fun place to ride and is essentially only for skiing or landing backwards in the park which further supports that I could have gone with my first instinct and mounted at +2 so I could explore -1 thru +5.
      All in all, the ability to move the binding is pretty sick. At +3 I found it much easier to spin around, ski backwards and balance the ski when I lift my leg compared to 0 which placed a lot more weight up front.
      If you're a schizo like myself and prefer adjustability, these are the way to go. I've never owned a traditional set of bindings but can tell you if I had purchased a standard set like most techs advised, I don't think I would be as happy when I'm more inclined to experiment and ski various terrain rather then one style all day all year forever.
      Go Schizo, you'll like that you did. Takes 2 minutes to adjust and you're on a whole different set of skies. Pretty cool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      A bit heavy

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

      These were a bit too heavy for my needs being that the DIN adjusts to such high strength.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Favorite so far!

      By 

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Good Interface
      • Good Shock Absorption
      • Great Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

      I have these on a pair of Volkl Auras and I absolutely love them! You can adjust them super easily for the different snow conditions. And DIN range leaves you with plenty of room for adjustment.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Nice & light, but a little tight

      By 

      from Denver

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Good Shock Absorption
      • Great Construction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult Entry & Release

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

      I guess I just don't have the palette for it, but I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference between good and bad bindings while you're skiing - just being honest there. I imagine you'd find out when you crashed and the binding didn't release. For me, I want them as light at possible. These are very light. They have an adjustable system where you can move them forward and backward. I doubt I'll ever use them. They were a little tight getting in and out of them. At first you couldn't just stomp your heel down, but had to subtly look around around the crowd and when no one was looking, bend down and pull up the back lever. This seems like it's getting better with time. I'm really happy with them and have no intention on changing.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Good adjustable bindings.

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Easy Entry & Release

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

        To prevent a misunderstanding with the ski tech on mounting position, the 0 point on the binding setting is where the boot center should be set for the jig. I already have a pair of Schizo bindings on another ski. For this new binding and skis, I told the ski tech I want the furthest back position to be at 0 on the skis and the furthest forward position to be at +6 on the skis because this is what I said on the prior one. The ski tech kept saying that does not tell him where the boot center should be set. I told him that the boot center changes because it is an adjustable binding. Looking at the bindings, I told him I wanted the boot center to be at +3 on the skis because this is where the boot center would be when the setting on the binding is at 0. He should have been able to figure this out from what I told him, but I guess he did not really understand how the bindings worked and needed simplified instructions. Hope this helps other people when communicating with the ski tech on mounting position.
        I am always paranoid that the screw will come loose so I check it once in a while, but it has not come loose yet. This is one part which I think could be improved on. They could make holes for 2 screws which would make me feel more secure.
        They no longer make the Griffon Schizo so you will have to get the Jester Schizo instead.

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        5.0

        Solid Binding

        By 

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy Entry & Release
        • Good Interface
        • Great Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Racing

          Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

          Great binding. Love the ability to change the center of gravity at a moments notice. You can move the binding back on the ski for powder or move it forward for groomers or ice.

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          4.0

          Great bindings

          By 

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Expert

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Off piste

              Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

              These work well for adjusting boot position and sharing skis with buds. I have two friends with the exact setup due to my thumbs up!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Elelant binding, Can move forward and back, great feature

              By 

              from Utica, N Y

              About Me Expert

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • best in all conditions,back for pow,up for firm
              • Good Interface
              • Good Shock Absorption
              • Great Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Firm to deep pow

              Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

              Firm snow move up some, deeper powder move back some. Ski a littler hard to turn, move up some. Move it forward and back until you get the feel you like.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Versatility

              By 

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Easy Entry & Release
              • Good Interface
              • Great Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Park
                • POWDER

                Comments about Marker Griffon Schizo Ski Bindings 2015:

                One of the best bindings on the market. DIN ranges for everyone. I am 6'6" and 215 lbs with a DIN of 9 for a more aggressive release - goes up to 13 so I have ample room to adjust if necessary. Very easy to adjust the bindings with the key provided.

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