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.squirrely.Are you looking to tour on these? Or just a freeride binding
henrirnWouldn't the Dynafit Beast 16 (or 14) be preferred to Marker Kingpin, why or why not?
.squirrely.No, unless you want to buy new boots then stick with a frame binding. Kingpins and Dynafits are tech bindings and don't have a normal alpine toepiece so you would have to buy a tech boot also. Take a look at the Salomon Guardian, Atomic Tracker or Tyrolia Adrenalin. Frame bindings don't perform as good on the way up and are heavier, but for your first pair you don't want to go all out with a tech setup.
henrirnRegardless, I need to buy new boots for this season and the choice depends largely on bindings. The options for me are frame bindings e.g. Guardiands or then tech bindings, primarily Marker Kingpin or Dynafit Beasts (note: I don't know much about techbindings). I understand that Kingpin and Beasts should have better downhill performance than normal tech bindings, but still there are some limitations I assume?
I will pair the bindings with Line's Magnum Opus and look for a binding that can cater to a more freestyle/jib oriented powder skiing but I need the ability to do some touring away from lifts and some day trips for touring. Multi-day touring trips are unlikely.
.squirrely.I think you'll prefer a frame binding if your primary focus isn't touring because you don't reallt want to be riding hard on inbounds terrain on a tech binding too much.
chicknfriedsteakAlso though, how much ski control will you be loosing with a frame binding since it's higher up?
SFBv420.0why do all these threads always have people who have never used a tech binding telling you you cant ski them inbounds and they don't release safely or consistently?