Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016

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Marker - Griffon Ski Bindings 2016
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The Marker Griffon Ski Bindings are our top selling performance binding year after year. The reasons are obvious - excellent energy transmission, light weight compared to other bindings in its class, and solid durability have made the Griffon a fan favorite that finds its way onto more freeride skis than any other 12 to 14 DIN clamp. Marker s gliding AFD (anti-friction device) ensures consistent release with all types of ISO 5355 alpine soles and is less dependent on cleanliness or condition than stationary AFD's. The Inter Pivot Heel is time tested and offers excellent vertical elasticity as well as reliable release when you really need it. Step into the Griffon this season and find your own sweet spot.

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.

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 Ski Bindings 2016
 
4.7

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great construction (51)
  • Easy entry & release (47)
  • Good interface (35)
  • Lightweight (32)
  • Adjustable (29)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Downhill (60)
  • Racing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (31), Expert (31), Intermediate (7), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Marker Griffon Ski Binding 2015

I use this product for urban skiing and park and pipe skiing and this binding performs outstanding. When I snap into the binding I know it wont come off or brake on me....Read complete review

I use this product for urban skiing and park and pipe skiing and this binding performs outstanding. When I snap into the binding I know it wont come off or brake on me.

I higly recommend this product to anyone!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Binding, But....

These are solid, well made bindings that don't pre-release and seem to provide a good boot ski interface. However, getting into these bindings in deep snow is a real problem. Stepping down into...Read complete review

These are solid, well made bindings that don't pre-release and seem to provide a good boot ski interface. However, getting into these bindings in deep snow is a real problem. Stepping down into the heel takes a lot of force - which is difficult in soft snow. Snow also builds up in the toe piece, making it even harder to step in. I used these bindings on a heli-ski trip and had a lot of difficulty getting into them each time we got dropped off in deep snow. I am swapping them out for my trusty Salomons next year. If you don't ever expect to have to put them on in deep snow, no worries. But if you do, beware.

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(12 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Binding, But....

By 

from Placerville, CA

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Good Shock Absorption
  • Great Construction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

    These are solid, well made bindings that don't pre-release and seem to provide a good boot ski interface. However, getting into these bindings in deep snow is a real problem. Stepping down into the heel takes a lot of force - which is difficult in soft snow. Snow also builds up in the toe piece, making it even harder to step in. I used these bindings on a heli-ski trip and had a lot of difficulty getting into them each time we got dropped off in deep snow. I am swapping them out for my trusty Salomons next year. If you don't ever expect to have to put them on in deep snow, no worries. But if you do, beware.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Marker Griffon Ski Binding 2015

    By 

    from Chicago,IL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Afd Makes For Safety
    • Classic White Color
    • Easy Entry & Release
    • Good Interface
    • Good Shock Absorption
    • Great Construction
    • Installs Easily
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight But Sturdy
    • New Stylish Design
    • Super Tough Binding
    • Teal And Black Look

    Cons

    • Largeness Of Toe Piece
    • Less Brake Width Options

    Best Uses

    • Big mountain
    • Downhill
    • Freestyle
    • Freestylebig Mountain

    Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

    I use this product for urban skiing and park and pipe skiing and this binding performs outstanding. When I snap into the binding I know it wont come off or brake on me.

    I higly recommend this product to anyone!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great binding, great buy

    By 

    from VT

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill

      Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

      Had these on my k2 silencers for past 4 years, using them on my shreditors now. Durable, good retention, no complaints

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bindings

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Easy Entry & Release
      • Good Interface
      • Good Shock Absorption
      • Great Construction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill

        Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

        Best binding on the market for a all mountain twin tip. Plus I saved $100 by shopping with EVO Labor Day sale!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Would definitely buy them again!

        By 

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

        The structure and way these things work is confidence inspiring. My previous bindings, Tyrolia Mojos, got weak and sloppy after a few years. I had to lean my boot almost 10 degrees before they would move the ski! Not precise or powerful. Lots of wasted effort and wondering when or if the edges will hook up. Why have great skis if you are not connected well to them? These Griffons are tight and well designed to apply solid leverage that wider skis need. Loving them!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Marker Griffon are exactly what i needed.

        By 

        from Park City Utah

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Easy Entry & Release
        • Good Interface
        • Good Shock Absorption
        • Great Construction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cross-Country
          • Downhill

          Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

          The Marker griffons were a fantastic investment and so affordable for the quality they are listed at, I have used jester demo bindings in the past and marker has really outdone themselves on ski bindings. The lightweight addition to these bindings is great and I know the adjustments won't be to tricky if I need one on the mountain. Really going to enjoy these once the snow starts falling and for what we lack in snow this season I'll probably make up in ski bindings. Thanks again for the fast delivery and expedited service, I will definitely recommend this pair of bindings to any level skier I might stumble across on the mountain so that they can experience the easy maneuverability and snug feeling when they step in these.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Second Set and Still Love them

          By 

          from East Coast

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Interface
          • Great Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill

            Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

            I have a 3 year old pair on Volkl Mantras and this new set on 4frnt Devastators and love them. The low profile of the mounting point gets my feet as close to the snow (and often ice) as possible which gives me greater control and stability.

            For reference I ski these on 191 and 194 skis and I am 6-8 about 215 lbs. I would recommend these bindings to anyone. The skis I have them mounted on are also pretty solid.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            looks great

            By 

            from Tahoe

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

            Can't wait to try them next season. Hopefully a big one!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great price

            By 

            from Squaw valley, ca

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Entry & Release

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill

              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

              Great price

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Binding

              By 

              from Seoul, South Korea

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • ParkPipe
                • Park-pipe

                Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                Install was straight forward with no surprises. After the first few days in the park, for the 13/14 season, it's safe to say these bindings will stand up to a beating. Easy to step into, and haven't experienced a pre-release even on buttery takeoffs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would use this binding to cut butter for my toast!!!

                By 

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                I am currently an Assistant Store Manager for a resort Rental shop, and have seen these guys in action in a variety of capacities, and currently I use the Griffon as a free ride binding, most recently and vigorously on the High Alpine bowls and Hike-to terrain of Breckenridge, and the various back bowls of Vail. Personally I am an aggressive 3+ skier with a preference for both high alpine and steep tree lines. That being said, the Marker Griffon, is a most excellent binding for any and all conditions where direct power transmission to the sidewalls of skis is needed, and a little bit of forgiveness is required for the steeper lines and rougher turns you find in both mogul and tree lines. The Griffon is an excellent choice when it comes to all mountain free ride because it delivers excellent control with a level of elasticity that means a little more forgiveness than say the Marker Jester or Salomon Warden. The highlight of this binding is probably the regularity and consistency with which it releases. When you want it to hold, it holds. When you need it to release, it releases. All in all an excellent binding for all mountain skiing. If you need or want something that delivers more edge hold, or more rigid control, try the Marker Jester, or the Salomon Warden.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The go to binding for all-mountain freeride.

                By 

                from New Hampshire, USA

                About Me Expert

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Entry & Release
                • Good Interface
                • Great Construction
                • Proven Tech

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill

                  Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                  Purchased these to mount on a pair of Armada Invictus 95Ti skis and the combination looks great. As you may know, Marker Griffons are THE standard for fantastic freeride bindings. You can't go wrong with these.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Demand Marker

                  By 

                  from Boston, Mass.

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Easy Entry & Release
                  • Good Interface
                  • Great Construction
                  • Installs Easily
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill

                    Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                    Great binding from the Marker line. Best price available at time of purchase, and it's my 3rd pair on my small arsenal of skis. With 2 ACL's and one total knee replacement over the years, I'm very confident with this binding to release when I get in trouble.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Buy

                    By 

                    from Lake Isabella, ca

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Entry & Release
                    • Great Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill

                      Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                      Arrived on time, as ordered.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Locked In

                      By 

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy Entry & Release
                      • Good Interface
                      • Great Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Downhill

                        Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                        As usual, solid construction, reliable holding power. Great Binding!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great So Far........

                        By 

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Interface
                        • Great Construction
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill

                          Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                          Got these mounted on my Gotama's and so far so good. I've only skied on them a couple of times so I can't give a lengthy review but I'm happy with them. They seem to be built well and are fairly light weight for the DIN setting. Although like one reviewer mentioned, they are slightly harder to step into than other bindings. Haven't skied them in deep powder so I can't comment on that but on the hard pack chowder I feel like I have great power transmission to my skis. They interface well.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great binding

                          By 

                          from Emerson, NJ

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Easy Entry & Release
                          • Good Interface
                          • Good Shock Absorption
                          • Great Construction
                          • Installs Easily

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill

                          Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                          Great binding and easy to install. I always thought Marker was a bad brand due to poor construction but this binding is great. One down side is the weight. Little heavier than most bindings I have used.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Do Not Buy

                          By 

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Expert

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor Construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Plastic on the front portion of the binding snapped off mid-run, causing me to crash (thankfully I was not seriously hurt). This was after only about 20 trips with these bindings. I would never purchase these again, given the price tag and cheap materials used.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Nothing better! Crank them up!

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Have skied Markers since the 60's. We have five pairs of Griffons. Stick with what works for you.

                               
                              5.0

                              These sit on every skis I own.

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Simple, and functional, just like bindings should be.

                               
                              5.0

                              Easy ordering, competitive priceing

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              I ordered these from EVO on Memorial Day weekend sale. I will not have the opportunity to try them out until next ski season. I can, however, review the ordering and shipping process. EVO has an easy website to navigate. I found their pricing competitive. Ordering and checkout was a breeze. And my shipment arrived quickly, with all parts apparently intact. Can't wait to put these to use!!!

                               
                              4.0

                              Overall Solid binding

                              By 

                              from Denver, CO

                              About Me Expert

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Good Shock Absorption
                              • Installs Easily

                              Cons

                              • Loose toe piece

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              I've used this binding on both my K2 mambas and Lines mastermines. It's a pretty well skiing binding however, after a few months of pretty aggressive skiing, I have noticed that the toe pieces start to be a little wiggly. Not a huge issue so far, just one that is a bit unexpected from marker.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Solid, Reliable, No Complaints

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              These binding work great on my Sick Days. I think the best comment one can make about a binding, is that they have no issues with it. Sometimes they can be a bit hard to release out of at the end of the day, but it might just seem like that to me because I have never had brand new bindings.

                               
                              5.0

                              Like all Marker products: Super high quality

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              I put these on my Nordica Wild Belle skis and loved the responsiveness, easy in-out, and pole-push release. Bought two more for my sons' skis.

                               
                              5.0

                              Classic binding

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              This is my second pair of Griffins. They work just like they should. Classic binding.

                               
                              5.0

                              Good bindings

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Worked well with my Annex 98s

                               
                              5.0

                              So wavy!

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Have not used yet but look cool!

                               
                              5.0

                              Great bindings!

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Bindings performed as expected, no complaints. Not a huge fan of the coloring, but they're just bindings, so who cares.

                               
                              5.0

                              Solid bindings - great price value

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Got these to complement new Blizzard Bonafides. Works and looks great. Great price on sale plus no CA tax and free shipping!

                               
                              5.0

                              Good binding

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Marker Griffon Ski Bindings 2016:

                              Easy to step into.

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