tomPietrowskiBoth options will work. I have skied the kingpins with the pinacle 130 and also the salomon MTN lab boot. The k2 I great as you can step into any binding without changing anything. The k2 also ski really well but they are slightly heavy ao for longer tours I'll be in the mnt lab. I plan on getting either a salomon warden or maybe the new fks with the new toe. The mnt lab tours so well and even though I tried them in the park I would still choose somthing like the k2 or just go with my full tilts in the park.
But the kingpin is awesome. They rode so much better then a tech binding but with all the benefits. And k2 have done a lot of thing right with the pinnacle.
ChakaI would stay away from the pinnacle boot for a bit. There have been a number of serious durability issues and k2 apparently has some kinks to work out. If you have the money you can get a different boot with tech inserts and use a lord, wtr, or the new pivot on a resort ski. If you tour enough then touring should be your first priority.
tomPietrowskiI was very happy with the 2016 pinnacle. I had no durability issues and the only issue I found was some slight movment in te cuff from the nature of the locking mechanism. I'm a big fan of the boots and I do think they are a good option.
ChakaRight... But you are one person talking about a boot that hasn't been publicly released yet and that had quality issues the year before. If I were about to spend 700$+ I would err on the side of caution. I hope they did fix the problems but my advice would be to wait and look at other options.
tomPietrowskiI hear what you are saying but it's not just me who has been in the 2016 model plenty of people have skied them. I sold the 2015 models last season and we had no issues. The first gen, yes the spine had some issues but as far as I have seen the issue hae been resolved. But yeah it's one of many good boots so there is certainly plenty of selection