The Kingpin 10 is the most innovative techfit backcountry ski touring binding to hit the market in years. With a binding heel that is similar to alpine bindings, yet still offers three different climbing heights (0°,7°,13°) and a pintech toe with 6-pack springs for better retention, the Marker Kingpin is unlike any other tech touring binding. This binding is certified under Germany‚s prestigious TUV standards (13992:2007). The Kingpin is easy to switch between walk and ski mode (simple throw underfoot similar to the Baron or Duke). The Kingpin is also all about power transfer. With it‚s XXL Power Transmitter heel the Kingpin is designed to make sure that for the effort you put in to the climb, you do not waste any energy making precise turns on the ski back down. For the most innovative binding in backcountry ski touring, go with the Kingpin.