Marker's new Race Xcell 12 and 16 bindings both include Marker's new Xcell technology in the toe pieces, which Marker claims will absorb the hardest jolts to the ski without compromising protection. The 16.0 has a broader sole contact surface, as well as the Xcell construction in the toe pieces, to deliver uncompromising world-class racing performance on all courses. The new Twin Cam Xcell heel piece has massive energy absorption potential, 16-mm of travel before the release point and wide contact points. Additional features include a wider heel rail, easier step in and a lever that is active in both directions. All of this adds up to a binding designed for racers with their eyes on the podium.