SnifterHoppinessI'm looking to get into the touring world and do not know much about the gear. Looking for your opinions on favorite bindings. I'm currently looking at Dukes as I am a fan of Market products. Thanks
If you have to go with a frame binding, I think the Dukes are great. I had an older pair, and my only complaint was that there was some lateral play in the frame in tour mode (not sure if this is still a problem).. in fairness it never caused me any real issues, but felt kinda sketchy at times.
I used guardians for a year, and couldn't wait to get rid of them. they balled snow under the toe, causing mad frame flex. I was worried I would snap them... I understand they did some work on the newer model to avoid this, but I want interested in finding out. They had amazing downhill performance, much stiffer than the previous years Duke (IMO).
I have now gone to G3 Ions, on all my skis and I love them. Super light, super strong. Tour really well, and ski amazing.... I would look into a Pin style set up over a frame binding ... but you are probably going to need a new boot, so shits starting to get expensive.