The next generation of alpine touring tech has arrived. After the unveiling of the Salomon Shift, the ski world waited with bated breath to see who would be the next to step up the game. Marker has answered the call with the innovative new Marker Duke PT 12 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings. At first glance, it looks kind of like a Marker Jester with a lever sticking out of its nose. But fold it back like the head of an Autobot, and you'll see the tech toe piece hidden underneath. The entire downhill toe actually comes off of the binding to cut 300 grams of weight from each ski while you're touring, then pops back in at the top of your line to form a big burly DIN 12 alpine binding for the descent. It tours light and fast, and skis with power, safety, and elasticity previously unheard of in a tech binding.