Currently I'm rocking some marker dukes on volkl chopsticks w/ alpine boots. Clearly not ideal for longer tours, but what exactly warrants the need for expensive tech equipment? 12 miles round trip? less? more?
For those of you who have switched over- I'm just wondering whether I'm being a puss-puss making excuses for my lack of fitness, or if going tech is worth it. I plan on some 10+ mile, 3000+ vert days next winter.
Side note: I realize you can't "charge" on tech bindings like you can the alpine-touring (disregarding the new, heavier tech bindings which I'm not interested in). I'm typically more cautious in the BC anyway, so I'm not worried.