Now we’ve gotten both versions of F 12 on the scale for the reality show. Brilliant. Latest model F 12 (2010/2011) weighs 35.9 ounces (1018 gr). Original model F-12 we have (early 2010 vintage) weighs in at 36.7 oz (1040 gr). That makes the latest model a hair LIGHTER than Fritschi Freeride Plus (36 ounces), and the earlier version insignificantly heavier than Freeride. (All weights with screws and brakes.)
Yep, on your feet the weight of the two backcountry skiing bindings (Marker Tour and Fritschi) is virtually the same. Of course the Marker doesn’t have the now classic Fritschi heel lift but rather a shorter max lift that’s tougher to engage — and you do have to exit the Marker to change modes between downhill and uphill. But the Marker indeed gives you a full-on wide stance alpine type binding that tours. Hard choice between Fritschi and Marker now, if you ask me. We be testing.
On the scale here at HQ, Marker Tour F12 original version. Latest weighs about an ounce less. Wow.
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And check our our Marker facility visit from Germany last winter!
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