jblaskiI'm looking for a touring binding, that has the ability to handle long days inbounds skiing. For patrolling this year, I'm building up a dedicated pair of skis. I need a touring binding (for out of area rescues) that has the ability *durability* to handle days of inbounds skiing. I'm not looking for a frame binding (Guardian, Duke) but a tech binding.
I've narrowed it down to the Kingpin, Beast, or G3 Ion. Does anyone have an opinion on any of those? or any recommendations of your own?
Inbounds bindings are good for inbounds, touring bindings are good for touring. Why aren't you looking at frame bindings? For the use you are describing it makes waaaaay
more sense to get on a frame bindings, probably a Guardian or Adrenaline.
What boot are you going to be using?
I wouldn't want to have to ski any of those in the way you're describing, but out of those three the Kingpin is going to ski most like an inbounds binding.
It sounds like you are talking 80% inbounds, 20% touring? For that I would 100% go with a frame binding. It will ski better, be cheaper, be safer, and probably be more durable.