I am getting ready for this season... Heres my details
1. I Have purchased the 2012 K2 Obsethed 189 . I am a level III skier, 6'3", 215#, solid ,strong aggressive skier.
2. I live in midwest flat land. these skis are my travel skis for 2-3 trips out west a season.
3. having flatlander lungs and living at 600', I have never toured, and dont own touring/avy gear, but am very intersted to get into touring, backcountry, hut trips in the coming years
4. I am debating on binders, Currently I bought ROssi axial 2 140's for alpine use. I am debating if its worth mounting Marker Dukes instead. Are the dukes plenty strong for inbounds abuse, park landings, normal alpine use? Will I benefit with the Dukes for inbound stash access without leaving boundaries due to lack of avy gear? Should I just wait to get a touring binder until I am ready to purchase all the back/sidecountry avy gear? Anyone with helpful thought s would be appreciated.