Marker Grifffon 13 ID Bindings | Review

Hard-hitting freestyle or freeride skier? The Marker Griffon 13 ID has got you written all over it

Why we chose the Marker Grifffon 13 ID: versatile, lightweight, variable DIN

Weight per binding: 1030g
Release Value: 4 – 13
Brake Sizes: 90, 100, 110, 120 mm
Heel Adjustment: 20 mm
Price: £185

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Marker’s Royal Family of freeride and freestyle bindings underwent redevelopment for this season. Just like its more senior family members, the Marker Griffon 13 ID has been shaken up for the better.

This year’s Griffon 13 ID is light, sturdy, and – with the addition of GripWalk compatibility – more versatile. Plus, taking a leaf out of Look and Tyrolia’s book, the Griffon 13 ID returns this year with a far jazzier teal and yellow option.

The updated Griffon 13 ID features new royal colours, but the same family tradition and prowess that has the Marker Royal Family bindings topping just about every freeski podium.


The updated Griffon 13 ID retains its wide toe piece platform, ideal for withstanding high-impacts and enhanced power transmission and edge control on wider, freestyle and freeride oriented skis. The no-pull-out screws and centralised swing weight make it a tackle-proof binding ideal for spinning, flipping, and jumping.

The moveable anti-friction device, fitted in line with the skier type, enables precise releases that won’t be compromised by ice, dirt, or whatever else is lurking on your boot sole.

“That sound you just heard? Tiny cheers from readers who fall prey to the unintentional mute grab to ski release”

The 2020 / 21 Griffon model boasts a third-generation triple pivot elite toe piece. A horizontal toe spring and 5-degree inclined sole plate work together to deliver Marker’s highest energy absorption, with the goal of reducing early releases. That sound you just heard? Tiny cheers from readers who fall prey to the unintentional mute grab to ski release or, worse, the switch take off ski catch and eject.

Marker’s sting-like heel piece, recognisable from a mile off, returns in its third-generation form, delivering great energy absorption thanks to its vertical spring.

The most exciting update for the Marker Griffon is the inclusion of GripWalk compatibility via the height adjustable gliding plate. Whilst the Griffon 13 ID already accommodated standard alpine soles and touring soles, adding GripWalk to the mix increases the binding’s practicality and shelf-life considering the increasing popularity of GripWalk boots.

As a final touch, Marker include an anti-ice rail, situated on top of the toe piece, so you can kick away any boot-sole snow before clicking in for an extra secure ride. Marker manage to pack all of this into a binding that weighs just over 1kg.

Who Is The Marker Griffon 13 ID For?

The Marker Griffon 13 ID is designed for hard-hitting freestyle and freeride skiers.

See it as the lighter and magnesium-free version of the Marker Jester. Featuring a release value of 4-13 (instead of the Jester’s 6-16 or Jester Pro’s 8-18), the Griffon 13 ID is intended for lighter weight advanced riders and beyond.

If hitting World Cup size kickers isn’t on your bucket list, or if you’re a skier with a smaller build, the Griffon 13 ID delivers all of the Jester’s burliness, without the unnecessary extra weight and construction required to accommodate larger forces.

“The Marker Griffon 13 ID is designed for hard-hitting freestyle and freeride skiers”

The ability to click a pair of touring or GripWalk boots into the Marker Griffon 13 ID – handy for freeriders who love a good boot pack – makes the Griffon 13 ID that much more appealing.

Adding to this versatility is the Griffon 13 ID’s compatibility with break widths from 90-120mm, meaning you can pair these bindings with anything from a slim all-mountain carving ski to a fat pow ski for a failsafe set up.

A quick note of warning: landing backseat on the rather intimidating looking heel piece is not advised. It hurts, a lot. But bruises aside, the Marker Griffon 13 ID is a light weight and tough, athlete-verified binding for all skiing involving airborne adventures.

What Is The Marker Griffon 13 ID For?

Weight (lack of): 8/10

Safety: 9/10

Reliability: 7/10

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