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Why We Provide This List
We believe that educated, active, informed and involved enthusiasts are the way to grow the sport.
We believe that a healthy market for used equipment will engage millions of people who otherwise can’t afford to ski.
We believe the volunteer at the municipal rope tow should be able to find out immediately if the bindings on the donated skis are indemnified.
Apparently most manufacturers and retailers disagree. So, they refuse to make this information available to the public. I call foul. Shame on the ski manufacturing and ski retailing community for this. I can’t think of any healthy, growing sport for which the supply chain so actively tries to make that sport unapproachable for the common man. Alpine skiing participation, on the other hand, is flat. In fact the number of participants has fallen dramatically over the past half century. I say the manufacturers and retailers are helping to kill the very sport from which they earn their livelihood, the sport that we love.
So despite their efforts to keep you in the dark, here’s the list for 2019-2020.
Remember that the ultimate determination of whether or not a shop will work on a binding is the opinion of the technician. This list is provided ONLY to show which bindings the manufacturers are still supporting through liability indemnification.
N SHIFT MNC 13, NSTH2 WTR 16, N STH2 WTR 13, N L10, N L7, F WARDEN MNC 11 DEMO, E L10 GW, L C5 GW, NR C5 GW, N Warden MNC 13, NR Warden MNC 13 DEMO, D Warden MNC 13 DEMO, N WARDEN MNC 11, NR LITHIUM 10, E LITHIUM 10, NR C5, E C5
Current Race: X 20 EGA, X 19 VAR, X 19 MOD, X 16 VAR, X 16 MOD, X 12 VAR, X 14 TL RS GW, X 12 TL GW
Current All Mountain: STH WTR 16, WARDEN MNC 13 DT, WARDEN MNC 13, WARDEN MNC 11, Z 12, Z 10, FT 12 GW, FT 11 GW, FT 10 GW, L 10 GW
Current Touring: BACKLAND TOUR + BRAKE, BACKLAND TOUR + LEASH, SHIFT MNC 13
Current Youth: L7, L 6 GW, C 5, C 5 GW
Current Rental: WARDEN MNC 13 DT, WARDEN MNC 11 DT, L10 GW + EZY 2 L, L 6 GW + JTM, C 5 GW + JTS
Older, Still Indemnified: N STH WTR 16, X 14 TL RS OME, N SHIFT MNC 13, N WARDEN MNC 13, NR WARDEN MNC 13 DT, D WARDEN MNC 13 DT, X 12 TL OME, E FT 12 GW, M XT 12 Ti, M XT 12, N Z 12, N WARDEN MNC 11, NR WARDEN MNC 11 DT, NR FT 11 GW EZY3, E FT 11 GW, E MERCURY 11, E LITHIUM 10, NR LITHIUM 10 EZYTRAK, N Z 10, E L 7, NR L 7 EZYTRAK, E L 7, NR L 7 EZYTRAK, N L 7, E C 5, NR C 5 EZYTRAK, H C 5 SR, N C 5, N BACKLAND TOUR
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is unknown if the above list of Atomic bindings is complete. In 2018 Atomic listed a number of models as “final season,” but it is common for some of those models to remain indemnified for another year. We will publish additional information when available.
See LOOK below
Please note that this is last season’s list. Changes, if any, are not published.
ER 20.0 (x), FREEFLEX EVO RD, ER 16.0 (x) FREEFLEX EVO RD, ER 17.0 FREEFLEX EVO, ER 14.0 FREEFLEX EVO, ER 11.0, ELX 14.0 GW Fusion Brake 85, ELX 12.0 GW Fusion Brake 85, ELX 12.0 GW Fusion Brake 95, ELX 11.0 GW Fusion Brake 85, EL 11.0 GW Fusion Brake 85, EL 10.0 GW QUICK TRICK Brake 85, ELX 11.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, ELS 11.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, ELS 11.0 GW SHIFT Brake 90, EL 10.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, EL 10.0 GW SHIFT Brake 90, EL 9.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, ELW 11.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, ELW 10.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, ELW 9.0 GW SHIFT Brake 85, EL 7.5 AC SHIFT Brake 78, EL 7.5 AC SHIFT Brake 90, EL 4.5 AC SHIFT Brake 74, EL 4.5 AC SHIFT Brake 84, EL 10.0, ATTACK² 18.0 X AT W/O BRAKE, ATTACK² 13.0 AT W/O BRAKE, ATTACK² 13.0 AT DEMO W/O BRAKE, ATTACK² 11 AT DEMO W/O BRAKE, ATTACK² 11 GW W/O BRAKE, AMBITION 12 AT W/O BRAKE, EL 7.5 AC Brake 78, EL 4.5 AC Brake 74, ESP 10.0 GW W/O Brake, ESP 10.0 GW Track PM W/O Brake, ESP 7.5 AC Track PM W/O Brake, ESP 4.5 AC Brake 74, ESP 4.5 AC Track PM W/O Brake, ESR 10.0 Brake 85
NR WARDEN MNC 11 DEMO, F WARDEN MNC 11 DEMO
Race: RC4 Z 20 FF X Race Service (RD/RS), RC4 Z 18 FF X Race Service, RC4 Z 16 FF X Race Service (RD), RC4 Z 17 Freeflex, RC4 Z 13 Freeflex, RC4 Z 11 Freeflex, RS 16
Performance: RSW 13 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RC4 Z12 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RSX 12 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RSW 12 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RSW 12 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RC4 Z11 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RS11 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RSW 11 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RS10 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RSW 10 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, RS9 GW SLR BRAKE, RS9 GW, RS9 GW BRAKE, RC4 Z9 GW AC, FJ7 GW AC
Womens: MY RS 10 GW POWERRAIL BRAKE, MY RS 9 GW SLR/WOMENTR, RS9 GW SLR, MY R9 GW SLR/WOMENTRACK, FJ7 AC SLR
AT/Tour: AMBITION 10, AMBITION 10 AT, TOUR RACE LITE, TOUR SPEED LITE 2.0, TOUR SPEED TURN, TOUR CLASSIC, TOUR CLASSIC DEMO, TOUR CLASSIC ST
Freeski: ATTACK2 16 AT, ATTACK2 16 GW, R16 OR R16 BRAKE 85, ATTACK2 13 AT, ATTACK2 11 AT, ATTACK2 11 GW
Junior: RC4 Z9 GW, FJ7 GW AC, FJ7 GW AC SLR, FJ4 GW AC SLR, FJ4 AC
Rental: XTR 10 PRO GW, ATTACK2 13 AT DEMO, ATTACK2 11 AT DEMO, RC4 Z13 GW FREEFLEX
The above list is not complete; only 2019-20 are listed. Generally speaking, any Fischer bindings marked with current prefixes are current bindings. Please note that some indicators may not be readily apparent, such as “GW” etc. Also Fischer bindings may or may not include brake width or “Powerrail” name, “Brake” or “W/O Brake” etc.
CURRENT RETAIL: FREEFLEX EVO 20 X RD or RS, FREEFLEX EVO 16, FREEFLEX EVO 16 X RD, FREEFLEX EVO 14, FREEFLEX EVO 14 X, FREEFLEX EVO 11, EVO 9 GW AC, FREEFLEX DEMO 14 GW, PR 11 GW, PRD 12 GW, PRW 12 GW, PRD 14 GW, ATTACK2 13 GW, ATTACK2 16 GW, ADRENALIN 14 AT, AMBITION 12 AT, ATTACK2 14 AT, ATTACK2 13 GW, ATTACK2 13 AT DEMO, ATTACK2 11 AT DEMO, AMBITION 10 AT, ATTACK2 18 X GW, JOY 9 GW SLR, JOY 11 GW SLR, SLR 7.5 GW, SLR 4.5 GW, SX 7.5 GW, SX 4.5 GW, SLR 7.5 GW AC, SLR 4.5 GW AC, SX 7.5 GW AC, SX 4.5 GW AC, ATTACK2 11 GW
Above list is current year only and incomplete.
Current Retail Models: MXCELL 12 TCx, MXCELL 14 TCx, MXC 12 TCx LIGHT, M3 11 TCx LIGHT, M3 12 TCx LIGHT, M3 10 COMPACT, M2 10, ERC 11 TCx LIGHT, ER3 10 TCx LIGHT, ER3 10 COMPACT, ERP 10
Older Models: ERP 10, M2 10, ER3 10 Compact, ER3 10 TCx light, ERC 11 TCx light Quickclik, M3 10 Compact, M3 11 TCx Light, M3 12 TCx Light, MXC 12 TCx Quickclik & light Quickclik; MXCELL 12 or 14 TCx D, ERP 10 Quickclik, ER3 10 Compact Quickclik, ER3 10 TCx light Quickclik, ERC 11 TCx light Quickclik, M2 10 Quickclik, M3 10 Compact Quikclik, M3 11 TCxlight Quickclik, M3 12 TCx light Quickclik, MXC 12 TCx Quicklick & light Quickclik, MXCELL 12 & 14 TCx D
2017-2018: This is provided for reference only; it is likely that many of these are no longer indemnified: 10.0 Free, Griffon SchizoFRANTIC, Squire SchizoFRANTIC, M 10.0 M2, M 9.0 M2, M7.0 Speed Line, MOD 10.0 ER3, MOD 10.0 ERP, MOD 10.0 M2, MOD 10.0 M2 Q, MOD 10.0 M3, MOD 11.0 IBX, MOD 11.0 M2, MOD 11.0 M3, MOD 11.0 TC ERS, MOD 11.0 TC ERC, MOD 11.0 TC IBC, MOD 11.0 TC M1, MOD 11.0 TC MX, MOD 11.0 Ti IBX, MOD 12.0 IBX, MOD 12.0 M1, MOD 12.0 M3 TC, MOD 12.0 MX, MOD 12.0 MXC, MOD 12.0 MXC TC, MOD 12.0 Piston IBX, MOD 12.0 Piston M1, MOD 14.0 MX, MOD 14.0 MXC, MOD 14.0 Piston IBX, MOD 14.0 Piston M1, MOD M2 11.0 TC, Piston MOD M1 11.0 TC, Speed line 7.0, MXC 14.0 TCx, ERP 10.0, M2 10.0, ER3 10.0, ER3 10.0 TC, M3 10.0, M3 11.0, M3 11.0 TC, M3 12.0 TC, ERC 11.0 TC, MXC 12.0 TCx, MXCELL 12.0 & 14.0 TCx, ERC 11.0 TC Q, ER3 10 TC Q, ER3 10.0 TC Q, ER3 10.0 Q, FASTRAK3 10 TP, M3 10.0 TC Q, M3 10.0 Q, MOD 9.0 10.0 & 11.0 IBC; MOD M1 11.0 TI or TC DEMO; MOD 11.0 Ti IBX DEMO, MOD 12.0 IBX D, MOD 12.O & 14.0 Piston IBX Demo; MOD 11.0 TC IBC, Piston MOD M1 11.0 TC Demo, MOD 12.0 M1 & Piston M1 D; MOD 10.0 ERP Q, MOD 10.0 ER3 D, MOD 10.0 M3 D, MOD 10.0 M3 Q DEMO, MOD 11.0 TC M1 D, MOD 11.0 TC ERS D, MOD 11.0 & 12.0 TC ERC DEMO; MOD 12.0 MXQ DEMO, MOD 12.0 MXD, MOD 12.O MXC TC Q DEMO, MXC 12 TC Q, MXC or MXCELL 12.0 TCx Q, QUICKCLIK ERP 10, QUICKCLIK M2 or M3 10
Look / Dynastar Current Models: SPX 12 KONECT GW, SPX 12 KONECT, PIVOT 18 GW, PIVOT 14 GW, PIVOT 12 GW, SPX 12 GW, PX 18 WC ROCKERACE, SPX 18 WC ROCKERACE, SPX 15 ROCKERACE, SPX 15 ROCKERACE FORZA/MASTER, SPX 12 ROCKERACE, NX 12 GW, NX 12 KONECT, NX 12 KONECT GW, ALL MOUNTAIN FREE NX 12 GW, ALL MOUNTAIN FREE NX 11, NX 11, SPX 10, ST 10, NX 10, NX JR 10, NX JR 7, NX JR 7 LIFTER, TEAM 4, HM ROTATION 12, SUPERLITE, SUPERLITE 12, XPRESS 11 GW, XPRESS 11, XPRESS W 11 GW, XPRESS W 11, XPRESS 10 GW, XPRESS 10, XPRESS W 10, XPRESS JR 7, KID-X 4.
Please note that some Look manufactured bindings include additional codes or identifiers to indicate brake width, binding color etc. So an SPX 12 Konect GW may have a suffix such as B100. Above list is current year only; additional models added as information becomes available.
Current Retail Models: DUKE PRO EPF 18, BARON EPF 13, JESTER 18 PRO ID, JESTER 16 ID, GRIFFON 13 ID, GRIFFON 13 D, GRIFFON 13 TCX D, SQUIRE 11 TCX D, SQUIRE 11 ID, FREE TEN, FREE 7, KINGPIN M-WERKS 12, KINGPIN 10, KINGPIN 10 DEMO, KINGPIN 13, KINGPIN 13 DEMO, ALPINIST 12, ALPINIST 10, ALPINIST 9, ALPINIST 9 LONG TRAVEL, ALPINIST 12 LONG TRAVEL, F12 TOUR EPF, F10 TOUR, XCOMP 18, X-CELL 24, X-CELL 18.0, X-CELL 16.0, X-CELL 16 GW, X-CELL 12.0, XCELL 12 GW,, RACE 10 TCX, RACE 10, RACE JUNIOR 8, X-CELL 16 GW, X-CELL 12 GW, 12.0 TPX, 11.0 TP, 10.0 TP, 7.0, 4.5, 10.0 TP, FDT TPX 12, FDT TP 10, FDT TLT 10, FDT 7.0 SYSTEM, FDT 4.5 SYSTEM, 7.0 RTL, 4.5 RTL, 10.0 FASTRAK III TP SYSTEM,
Recent Retail Models: FREE 8, X-CELL 24.0, FDT TP 11, 10.0 FASTRAK III TP, FDT 4.5, FDT 7.0, SQUIRE 11, SCHIZO 14, SCHIZO 11, FREE TEN, M 7.0 FREE, TOUR F12 EPF, TOUR F12, TOUR F10, M11.0 TC EPS, 10.0 EPS, M 7.0 EPS, M 4.5 EPS, FDT 12 TPX, FDT TP 11, X-CELL 12 DEMO, 12.0 GLIDE CONTROL D SYS, FASTRAK III TP, JESTER 16 DEMO, SQUIRE 11 D, M7.0 FASTRAK II, M4.5 FASTRAK II, M 7.0 RTL, M4.5 RTL IMPORTANT NOTE: This list of Marker bindings is INCOMPLETE. Marker’s indemnification program usually covers an entire series of bindings for approximately ten years. So it is probably safe to conclude that late model bindings with the X-Cell, Duke, Baron, Jester, Squire, Griffon, Kingpin, Free and X-Comp names are still current. Likewise, bindings with numbers 4.5, 7.0, 10.0, 11.0, 12.0 are most likely current, regardless of further identifiers. Marker also uses identifiers such as C1 and C2, these are simply color identifiers and may or may not be found on the bindings and/or packaging. Low Ride is another current Marker binding that may not be common in North America. We will publish additional information when available.
ROXY C5 GW, ROXY L6 GW, ROXY L10 GW, ROXY C5 EASYTRAK, ROXY L7 EASYTRAK, ROXY LITHIUM 10 EASYTRAK. Some Roxy bindings manufactured by Look may still be indemnified.
This list is complete…
Current Retail Models: X14 TL GW, X12 TL GW, N X12 TL GW, E Z12 GW, NR Z11 GW, E Z10 GW, NR L10 GW, E L10 GW, NR L6 GW, L L6 GW, NR C5 GW, L C5 GW, X 20, X 19, X 16, X 12, N S/LAB SHIFT MNC 13, N Guardian MNC 16, N Guardian MNC 13, N MTN, N STH2 WTR 16, N STH2 WTR 13, N Warden MNC 13, N WARDEN MNC 11, N Warden 11, N Z12, N Z 10 Ti W, N Z10, N L10, N L7, N C5, NR Warden MNC 13 Demo, D Warden MNC 13 Demo, F Warden 11 Demo, NR Warden 11 Demo, NR Warden MNC 11 Demo, E Lithium 10, NR LITHIUM 10
Still Indemnified/Final Season Retail Models: N Z12 Speed, N Z12 Speed Ti, N Z12 Ti Smartrak, N Z12 Ti, S Z12 Speed, M XT12, M XT12 Ti, M XT10, M XT10 Ti, K Z12 Smartrak, K Z12 Ti Smartrak, K Z10 Smartrak, K Z10 Ti Smartrak, E Lithium 10 W, E MERCURY 10, E Mecury 11, E Z11 WALK, E Z12 WALK, H C5 SR, N Guardian WTR 16, N Guardian WTR 13, N STH 16 Steel, N STH 16 Driver, N STH 14 Driver, N STH 14, N STH 12 Driver, N STH 12 Oversized, N STH 10, N Z14 Speed, S Z12, N Z10 FIS 20, J Z10, J Z12, J L10, E L7 Easytrak, J L10 Junior, N L9 / N L9W, N T5, E C5 / E Ezytrak 5, Z 11, Z 10 Ti Axe +, LZ 9, LZ 8, LZ 7, L 9 W, L 9
Current Rental Bindings: NR Z11 GW, E Z10 GW, NR L10 GW, E L10 FW, NR L6 GW, L L6 GW, NR C5 GW, L C5 GW, NR WARDEN MNC 13 DEMO, NR WARDEN MNC 11 DEMO, NR WARDEN 11 DEMO, NR L10 EASYTRAK,
Still Indemnified/Final Season Rental Bindings: NR Z 12 SC, NR Z 10 SC, NR Z11 WALK, NR L10 SC, NR L10 SR, E Ezy 7 Easytrak, NR L7 Easytrak, E Mecury 11, E MERCURY 10, E Z11 WALK, E Z12 WALK, E L10 Easytrak, H C5 SR, NR C5 Easytrak, E Ezy 5 Easytrak, K Z12 Smartrak, K Z10 Smartrak, NR L8 SC, NR LZ7 SR, NR L9 W SC, NR L9 W Easytrak, NR L7 SR, NR L7 SC, NR Z12 Ti SC, NR TZ5 SR, NR TZ5 Junior Trak, NR TZ5 SC / T5 SR / T5 SC
Note about “Final Season”: Salomon has been known to list bindings as “final season,” then prolong the indemnification for yet another season. The last dozen or so in both of the final season lists above were listed the same way last year, so they are likely indeed in the final “final season.”
More about Salomon: According to their website, Salomon says: “Older models of Salomon bindings no longer on the Schedule of Indemnified Bindings may still be serviced, however Liability Indemnification will not be offered by Salomon for these models of bindings. Dealers wishing to service these models of bindings can reduce their liability risk by requiring an additional waiver and release agreement and attaching it to the Workshop Form. Such waivers should be reviewed by a dealer’s own legal counsel to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
Salomon bindings are not designed or tested for use with Mono Boards, therefore bindings mounted on Monoboards will not be indemnified.
NR WARDEN MNC 11, NR Z11 GW, N Warden MNC 13, N Warden MNC 13 DEMO, NR Warden 11 DEMO, NN WARDEN 11, N BC 13, NR MERCURY 11, NR Z11 WALK, N S14, N S12, NR S12 SC, N S10, NR S10 SC
N WRT 20, N WRT 19, N WRT 16, N WRT 12, N WRT 10, SRT 12, E MC 12, E MC 11, NR XM MNC 13 DEMO, N SP12 Ti SPEED, N SP12 SPEED, M AM12, M AM10 TI, K MC12 Ti, K MC12, K MC10 Ti, K MC10, NR 16, N SP10 Ti, E ZI 11
Tecno Pro 2019-2020
L LW55, L CW45, N CW45, N LW55, E LW100, E LZ 110, KR TX 120, N TL 75, N TC 45, E TL 75, E LT 100, E LT 100W, E TC 45, KR TX110, N TL 100 CP, N TL 100, N TL 100 SC, TL 100 ET, N TL 90 , N TL 90 W, N TL 90 CP W, TL 75 SC, TL 75 ET, TC 45 SR, TC 45 ET
It is quite likely that many of the bindings listed below are no longer indemnified. Use this only as a guide.
COMPETITION: FREEFLEX EVO 18 X, FREEFLEX PRO 18X, FREEFLEX PLUS 20 X RD, FREEFLEX PLUS 20 X RS, FREEFLEX PLUS 16 X RD, FREEFLEX PLUS 15 X RD
RACING: FREEFLEX PRO 11, 14, 15, 17; FREEFLEX PLUS 11, 14, 15, 17; RACE 16
AAA SERIES: AAADRENALIN 13 or 16; AAAMBITION 10, 12, or 12 CARBON; AAATTACK including 11, 11 DEMO, 12, 13, 13 DEMO, 13 LT, 16, 18X.
PARK & POWDER: PEAK including 4.5 AC, 7.0 AC, 7.5 AC, 11, 12, 15, 18X, 20X; MOJO including 7, 11, 15, 20X.
SYSTEMS: PRD 11, PRD 12, PR 10, PR 10 PROMO, PR 11, SLR 9, SLR 10, LRX including 4.5 AC, 7.5 AC, 9.0 and 10; LR including 4.5, 7.0 AC, 7.5, 9 and 10; POWER 10 or 11D or 12D; RF 10 or 11; RFD including 11, 11 DEMO, 12, 14 or 14 DEMO; HD 14 FREEFLEX or FREEFLEX DEMO; LD 10 RAILFLEX, LD 12 RAILFLEX, SLD 11 RAILFLEX, SLD 11 RAILFLEX DEMO, RFL including 4.5, 7, 7.5, or 9; SL including 4.5/7/9 RAILFLEX LITE, SL 10/11 RAILFLEX.
LIGHT DIAGONAL: LX 12, LD 12 CYBER, LD 12, LD 12S, SLD 11 ABS
SUPER LIGHT: D 11, SX 10, SL 110 CARVE ABS, AL 100 CARVE ABS, SL 100 CARVE, SL 110 S ABS, SL 110 ABS, SL 110, SL 100, SL 100 ABS
WOMEN: RF9 W, RFL9W, SLW 9 RAILFELX, SLW 90 ABS
JUNIOR: SX 7.5 AC, SX 4.5 AC, D 4.5 AC, FREEFLEX JUNIOR RACE 11, SL 70 CARVE ABS, SL 70 ABS, SL 70, SL 70 AC, SL 45 RENTAL: SP 130 ABS, SP 130 ABS DEMO AERO, SP 12 ABS, SP 120 ABS, SP 10 ABS, SP100 ABS, SP 90 ABS, SP 75 ABS, SP 70 ABS, SP 7.5 AC, SP 4.5 AC, SP 45, SRM 10, SR 10, SR 100, SR 70, SR 4.5 AC SRM 4.5 AC, SR 45 SRL 100, BYS 10, BYS 100, BYS 100 B, BYS 100Y, BYS 100S, BYS 7.5 AC, BYS 75 JUNIOR, B2YS 4.56 AC, B2YS 45
Current Retail Models: Includes Marker binding models that may be branded as Volkl (see Marker list above) as well as any variations of these: VMOTION, VMOTION GW, VMOTION FDT, VMOTION FDT HP, VMOTION JR, rMOTION, WIDERIDE, WIDERIDE XL, WIDERIDE XL TCS DEMO GW, LOWRIDE, LOWRIDE XL, LOWRIDE XL FR DEMO GW, including: VMOTION 12 GW, VMOTION 12 ALU GW, VMOTOIN 11 ALU GW LADY GOLD, VMOTION 11 ALU GW LADY SILVER, VMOTION 11 GW, VMOTION 10 GW, VMOTION 10 GW LADY (BLACK, WHITE, VIOLET, GOLD), VMOTION 9 GW LADY, IP WR XL 12 TCX GW, IPT WR XL11 TCX GW LADY, LOWRIDE SL 13 FR DEMO GW, RMOTION2 16 GW, RMOTION2 12 GW, RACE X-CELL 24, RACE X-CELL 18, RACE X-CELL 16, RACE X-CELL 12, RACE 10 TCS, RACE 10, RACE JUNIOR 8, RACE 10, 7.0 VMOTION JR. R, 7.0 VMOTION JR. R LADY, 4.5 VMOTION JR, 4.5 VMOTION JR. LADY, ALPINIST 9, ALPINIST 12, ALPINIST 12 LONG TRAVEL, ALPINIST 9 LONG TRAVEL, KINGPIN M-WERKS 12, KINGPTIN 13, KINGPIN 10, KINGPIN 10 D, KINGPIN 13 D, TOUR F12 EPF, TOUR F10, DUKE PRO 18 EPF, BARON PRO 13 EPF, JESTER 18 PRO ID, JESTER 16 ID, GRIFFON 13 ID, SQUIRE 11 ID, FREE TEN, FREE 7, 12.0 TPX, 11.0 TP, 10.0 TP, 7.0, 4.5, FDT 7.0 SYSTEM, FDT 4.5 SYSTEM, 7.0 RTL, 4.5 RTL, 10.0 FASTRAK III TP SYSTEM, GRIFFON 13 D, GRIFFON 13 TCX D, SQUIRE 11 TCX D
IMPORTANT NOTE: This list of Volkl/Marker bindings is INCOMPLETE. Marker’s indemnification program usually covers an entire series of bindings for approximately ten years. So it is probably safe to conclude that late model bindings with the X-Cell, Duke, Baron, Jester, Squire, Griffon, Kingpin, Free and X-Comp names are still current. Likewise, bindings with numbers 4.5, 7.0, 10.0, 11.0, 12.0 are most likely current, regardless of further identifiers. Marker also uses identifiers such as C1 and C2, these are simply color identifiers and may or may not be found on the bindings and/or packaging. Low Ride is another current Marker binding that may not be common in North America. We will publish additional information when available.
That’s all we have so far.
Binding FAQs — Read this BEFORE you use the list.
Q: And what is indemnification?
A: In short, it means the manufacturer will “support” the certified technician in the event of legal action. That’s all.
Q: Does indemnification mean that a binding is definitely usable?
A: No. See question #1 immediately above.
Q: Does non-indemnified mean that the binding is no longer usable?
A: Not necessarily. It just means you do so completely and totally at your own risk.
Q: Why should I care if a binding is still indemnified?
A: Because if you buy skis with non-indemnified bindings, you probably won’t find a shop willing to adjust them for you. If you do find a shop that will work on old bindings, they will make you sign a hold harmless form. Aside from that, non-indemnified bindings tend to be older. Moisture, freezing, thawing…a lot of things going on inside the bindings, and it all relies on spring performance. Even if the skis were stored in a humidity controlled environment, do you want to trust your knee to a spring that has been compressed for 15 years?
Q: What if a binding is listed but the shop won’t work on it?
A: That’s their right. If a binding appears to be damaged, corroded, or otherwise hinky, the technician may still refuse to work on it.
Q: What if a binding is on this list but turns out NOT to be indemnified?
A: We made a mistake, or something changed. Again, you use this at your own risk, as a general guide. Check with your a professional ski technician before you do anything.
Q: What if a binding is indemnified but I still tear my knee apart?
A: Fate can be a fickle friend. You ski, and you use this information at your own risk. Sorry about the knee.
Also remember that the “indemnification” is only that of the manufacturer willing to back the certified retailer, not when you or I install our own bindings or screw around with settings.
The Ultimate Determination of whether or not a shop will work on a binding is the opinion of the technician. This list is provided ONLY to show which bindings the manufacturers are still supporting through liability indemnification.
Now, all that being said, some ski shops may indeed work on non-indemnified equipment. When they do, they will ask you to sign something that says this:
I have requested this shop to service, mount or adjust ski equipment that is old, obsolete or which otherwise fails to meet current industry standards or manufacturer recommendations. THIS SHOP HAS WARNED ME NOT TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT AS IT MAY INCREASE MY RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH WHILE SKIING, BUT I HAVE DECLINED TO FOLLOW THIS SHOP’S RECOMMENDATIONS. I understand and agree that MY USE OF THIS EQUIPMENT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF MY BEING INJURED as a result of an inadvertent release or a non-release of the ski/binding/boot system or from some other cause. This shop has recommended that this equipment be replaced with a current model, which incorporates improvements as to safety, performance and reliability, and I have declined to follow that advice. I AGREE TO ASSUME ALL RISKS of injury or death that may result from this course of action.
As an express condition of having the shop service this equipment, I also agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, as well as to RELEASE FROM ANY LIABILITY, this shop, as well as all manufacturers and distributors of this ski equipment, and all of their agents and employees, for any injuries, damages or legal obligations that may arise from any person’s use of this equipment. This agreement is legally binding upon me and upon my heirs and assigns, and shall be enforced to the fullest extent allowed by law. It is not intended to assert any claims or defenses which are prohibited by law, however, and if any part of this agreement is deemed unenforceable, all other parts shall be given full force and effect. Some states limits the use or legal effect of liability releases, and the specific rights of the parties may vary from state to state.
If this equipment is used by someone other than me, I certify that I am acting on my behalf and as agent for the user and that I will provide this form and all warnings and information to the user.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THIS WARNING, LIABILITY RELEASE, INDEMNITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT.
Is that so bad? If you find someone willing to work on your ancient bindings, just sign the thing.
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Lift Tickets at Discount: This is a “clearinghouse” of sorts that many ski areas use to raise cash by selling discount tickets in advance, called Liftopia. If you haven’t used this service, it is important to knowfor certain that you are going on a specific date. The deeply discounted tickets must be purchased in advance; generally up to two days out. The sticking point is that some ski resorts only make a limited number of tickets available to Liftopia for any given day, so they might be sold out if you wait too long…so, as soon as you are absolutely, positively sure that you will be skiing on a certain day, click this link to get deeply discounted tickets. I’ve used this service many times, but again, ONLY when I am absolutely certain I will be skiing on a specific date. You need to have access to a printer to print out your receipt, and you have to take identification with you to the mountain. I’ve knocked a third off the price of some tickets. Not every area participates, but it’s well worth checking if you’ve got a date nailed down.