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Alpine touring bindings in the park?
I am looking at puting some AT bindings on my skis. Either the fritchi freerides, naxo nx 21 or even the Marker dukes. Any word on how these handle the abuse? I know they are not designed for the park, but I'll be in and out of resorts this season, so I will be in the park at some point for certain. The skis will either be the volkl mantras, M-rock, or K2 Seths if you feel this matters.
thank you for letting me waste your time. carry on
ummm im not sure, thats why i got alpine trekkers (so i can take my skis anywhere), i was looking at the marker dukes at a shop last time i was in the lower 48 and they are sooo sick. very pricey tho so alpine trekkers are not a bad deal at 180 saying you can use them on any pair of skis you may have in the future.
Eventually (if not in the first day) the Freerides and Naxos will definitely break in the park. Dukes are supposed to be waaaaay more durable, but landing on rails/big tables might break them as well. I wouldn't recommend it, but if you'll get away with anything, it will be dukes.
~~Phunkin Phatt Phreerider~~
West is Best
veteran speaks the truth. its not recommended for any of them, but if your going to ski park, youd better go with the duke out of those options. it wasnt made for park, it was made for frontcountry BC and resorts. to me its kind of a filler for people who dont want to be tied down in the resort, dont care about weight beause their not going on long hauls, and dont want to have performance in all-mountain resort compromised by an AT binding. definitly not made for park though.
another thought too...you could just ski tele all the time and not have that problem.
RIP Doug Coombs
Use trekkers instead of touring bindings.
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