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frischis touring stride and pivot point sucks . If you never used another touring binding I'd guess you'd never realise it. Looks like they address this issue in the new explore models. Marker had a new lighterweight duke/baron at the SIA show that's gonna compare weight wise with naxo frischi and cut into frischi sales. Duke barons are heavy but a much tortionally stiffer and more durable in bounds binder.
Personally I end my ups on ridgetops and ussually kick it with a safety session or pit work the remove the ski to change touring modes never bothered me.
Alpine wreckers suck but git it done cheaply and will work on any ski
bd skins are the gold standard but the new tip connections limit your ablity to change lenghts. G3 skins are good and I prefer their tail attachments but agree their glue is not as good.
Beacons shovels and probes are tools like any tool the skill of the user is what matters.
The pivot point is too far back giving you a frankenstride motion. Before dynawhompers upped to 12 din I rode silvertta pures freerides for 3 seasons much better touring stride as the toe pivot is forward. Not real tortionally stiff but I had great luck with them durabilty wise. The original pair ot damirs titainials I brought were great between me and converting one plankers borrowing them I got a good 500 days out of those and sold em as far as I know still going. I had nothing but trouble when they switched to freeride and plus. Cracked toe peices stripped rear adjustments etc not to mention every time you ski them the'yed get sloppier. If ya got the bling for them and boots dynafits are the touring binding you want.. 1/2 the weight, killer stride, tortionally stiff, durable etc