cobra_commanderPersonally, I think touring on 107-115mm skis is fucking stupid; regardless of the boot you would use. The post you read (I know which one) is written by another person who shares the same viewpoint, albeit in gentler language. People have been skiing powder with no problem on skis significantly narrower than 95mm for years. While a quick view of the movies would have you believe the back country is just an oasis of untracked powder, my experience indicates you may find significantly different conditions, even on a powder day. YMMV.
Always good to hear other peoples opinions, thanks.
Touring on my Exit Worlds is not for mega long tours. I have Plum Yaks on inserts + BD Factors. These Exit Worlds have the same shape as the old Bibby, really fun and versatile. I know that while touring you get a lot of different conditions and shit on your path but I go up to have fun going down when I'm on the Exit Worlds. (I'm not new to touring if thats what you think) I dont go skiing couloirs with them. But to be honest, I like the EW so much I would not be surprised if I would take them on a trip where we use a hut as basecamp and ski cool lines. Setup is a lot lighter than setups lots of people use with frame bindings..
I now have Tahoes on the side but with them I do miss some float sometimes but that also because I'm a big guy. So thats why I want to get the Tallac next year. I had the Governor and loved the shape and said I wish this was in a narrow and lighter version (guess I wasnt the only one who emailed Luke about a ski like that), so I cant wait to get them. Also the Tahoes have a twintip wich sucks.
I'm thinking about getting new boots and the Backland carbons look so tits that I was thinking about getting them. Extra weight saving is always nice but they do need to handle my skiing and setup..
About: 'The post you read (I know which one) is written by another person who shares the same viewpoint, albeit in gentler language.' I have no idea what you are talking about. Maybe you can post a link?