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Touring bindings in the park
I was thinking about getting into skinning and I was wondering if I could put a frame binding on a ski with around a 100 waist and still hit park with that ski.
There's nothing wrong with that, but at the same time you put your expensive touring bindings at risk to being damaged every time you hit a rail. I'd recommend having some pow skis(with your frame bindings) and then use your other skis for park.
Jacob Wester recently posted on Instagram how he was sessioning this backcountry booter with his kingpins and he was blown away by the performance. Nevertheless, you could buy an entire touring setup used on here for less than retail on the kingpins. So it doesn't really make any sense.
Frame bindings are pretty damn burley. They are also heavy too. Now if you were on a true tech binding, id think otherwise
Normally touring bindings are mounted pretty far back to be functional. I feel like that would make it more awkward sliding rails plus the risk of fucking up the binding.
Working and working well are two different things.
BUMP: because I'm skiing kingpins on my daily drivers.
Also just had the bright idea to put together a park segment w/ tech bindings this season.
Ski salomon guardians as my pow ski binding on QST 118s...have dropped a few 40+ ft drops off it and have had zero issues with them at all. Def wouldnt mount them on park skis though thats just dumb...and would ruin the flex of a park ski more so than a pow ski or touring ski.
You can pick up a cheap pair of bindings for like $150 bucks just go and buy new ones
If I were you I would piece together a beater park set up and save your touring gear from getting beat to fuck in the park. That's what I am doing anyway
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