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My new set up
So last year i rode on a pair of 179 hellbents with marker jester bindings. But this year i got some line anthems so here is my plan: Take the jesters off the bents and put them on the anthems which i plan to use just for the park, then get some AT bindings and put them on the bents get some skins and do some major back country action this year.
I have a few questions, First can you even put skins on the bents and will there be any issues with drilling new holes?
Second do AT bindings require AT boots because that might put me over the edge money wise?
Finally if i say out of the park on the bents can i sacrifice quality for cheaper AT bindings keeping in mind i do love dropping cliffs (not anything to crazy 20-40 foot range)
thanks ++ karma
don't AT on bents. the rocker is a pain cuz u have a smaller area of the skin on the snow. if anything get something like prophet 100 or the new blends, buy at bindings/skins and then also take them in the park. but if you do that get dukes just for the under boot release lever
hey dude, so ive got vcts with dukes mounted and i love them. ive used fritchis before, but i ski like you and i pretty much demolished them so id recommend the dukes, because if you dont youll end up having to re-drill your bents again when the fritchis break. ive heard reports that naxos are breaking even easier. I use alpine boots with my bindings and you can use alpine with fritchi and naxos so the boots working with them isnt a problem if youre strapped for cash. I do want to get some touring boots, it sounds like black diamond has some really nice stuff coming out this year, that said, i went on a 45 mile tour last spring and was pretty much fine, some blisters on the heels but whatever. as far as skins on bents, my friend tours with them and it works fine, i wouldnt be to concerned with the reverse camber, because you compensate with the extra surface area and even with the extra weight he finds it way easier to break trail in powder with those because he doesnt have to lift his leg as much (and following behind his tracks is biiiitchin). anyways, i hope i addressed everything you were thinking about, basically if you get a touring setup you wont regret it and sounds like youve got some solid skis to put some dukes on.
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