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patagonialukeI'll let other people who have experience with the kingpins weigh in, but here's my 2 cents:
If you're doing "light touring" and planning on doing a decent amount of resort skiing, I'd recommend a frame binding over the kingpin. They are a good tech binding, but if you're leaning more toward the resort and/or shorter tours, then the downhill benefits of a frame binding probably outweigh the uphill benefits of the kingpin.
.[sanhedrin].The Kingpins drive my Pescados at 125mm underfoot no problem inbounds on groomers or whatever.
I am in the process of putting together a ski package for my wife and it just doesn't make any sense not to put her in a lugged ski boot with a huge range of motion for walking around at the resort, paired with a kingpin for weight savings and power transfer.