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Marker Kingpin recall
« on: 08/01/18, 09:23 AM »

Marker has recalled several 17/18 Kingpin models due to the possibility of toe pin failure.  I mean really what is a person supposed to do when remounting?
Inserts?  Move the binding?  Mount in the original position with 2 part epoxy?  What a pain. There is no experience like having to redrill or modify a new $800 ski.

  https://www.tetongravity.com/story/ski/marker-issues-recall-on-kingpin-bindings
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Re: Marker Kingpin recall
« Reply #1 on: 08/18/18, 11:09 AM »

Use a Pozidrive #3 screwdriver to remove the screws. If you used epoxy to mount the toes, heat the screws with a soldering gun before removing. Use the same holes to mount the replacement toepiece. I would use a 2-part, slow drying water-resistant epoxy for the remount. Go skiing and be thankful you found out about this potential issue before you hurt yourself.
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Re: Marker Kingpin recall
« Reply #2 on: 08/22/18, 05:47 PM »

Go skiing and be thankful you found out about this potential issue before you hurt yourself.
That is an excellent recommendation! Fortunately for me I own a previous iteration of the kingpin so I’m not personally effected. The kingpin is not my personal fav. But, the shop and technician that mounted ions on my tour 1 wailers was more comfy with inserts in a remount situation. BTW my ions were recalled as well. I understand that product recalls are a part of the process of innovation but it’s problematic.
Your tech knowledge will serve anyone whose ski tech gave some other advice. I particularly like the soldering iron trick. Thanks gregL.
I will go skiing ASAP.
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