The Kingpin Alpine Touring binding separates itself from other touring bindings like the Duke PT because it focuses more on weight savings. The tech toepiece features a rubber stopper to allow for intuitive step in, so bending over is no longer necessary. The Kingpin heel features wide sole contact points to provide effective power transmission while being much safer than full Pin Tech bindings. The climbing aid offers two positions for varying slope grades. Ski boot must have tech inserts to function with binding. If you are looking for a lightweight backcountry binding that can be used in the resort as well, the Marker Kingpin is for you.