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  1. #1
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    When is a binding too old, and it should be replaced?

    I've got a pair of Kingpin 13s Ive had for a few years now, probably about 150ish days on them at this point. Curious on what signs I should be looking for to tell me that the binding is at the end of it's life.
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  2. #2
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    Procedure for Kingpin reliability test:

    Step 1: Unbox new bindings

    Step 2: Bindings in the trash

    Step 3: Recycle the box


    Sorry, had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon3 View Post
    Procedure for Kingpin reliability test:

    Step 1: Unbox new bindings

    Step 2: Bindings in the trash

    Step 3: Recycle the box


    Sorry, had to.

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    they often have a wear-point marker.
    If you start to see the 'marker' appear anywhere on your bindings, it's time to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judo Chop! View Post
    they often have a wear-point marker.
    If you start to see the 'marker' appear anywhere on your bindings, it's time to replace.
    That's funny.

    Your bindings are fine. If you haven't noticed anything like, say, pins shearing off, for example, then go ski them and stop worrying.

    FWIW, I have noticed a slightly larger-than-average (compared with all bindings, alpine/frame/pintech) number of Kingpins testing high for lateral release, requiring a small adjustment (-0.5 DIN) to test properly. But that rate is still very small, and is pretty much on par for lateral heel release bindings in general, IME.

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    If your heels have a bunch of slop, pull them off the rails and look for hairline cracks in the female portion of the rail interface.

    All the other failure modes are hard to check for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judo Chop! View Post
    If you see the word 'marker' anywhere on your bindings, it's time to replace.
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    Iím just here to say that for all this hate on marker I have four pairs of kings, six jesters, a few griffons and squires, and a Duke pt. Iíve had zero problems, buddy has one pair of shifts, been to the shop after our last three tours, pre release, brakes, prerelease. People can run their mouths all they want. Marker makes the most high quality binding available and always will.

    Thatís all and thanks for listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoVT Joey View Post
    Iím just here to say that for all this hate on marker I have four pairs of kings, six jesters, a few griffons and squires, and a Duke pt. Iíve had zero problems, buddy has one pair of shifts, been to the shop after our last three tours, pre release, brakes, prerelease. People can run their mouths all they want. Marker makes the most high quality binding available and always will.

    Thatís all and thanks for listening.
    Yeah feel the same way, had tons of buddies with Shift issues, never had serious issues with my KPs over the past four years.
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