I come from a racing background and am wanting to move into touring and free-ride looking for advice on setup. I currently ski some Lange RS 130s with a foam injected race liner and Head Rebel GS skis/ Atomic Redster Slalom skis...I am 6'1ft (185cm) and weigh 84kg (185lbs).
I am wanting to buy a pair of skis, binding, and boot that i can start doing regular day tours on, and start training hard to learn to ski the powder/drops. I wont be touring more then a day or two at a time and for me its all about the downhill, although I do enjoy some good climbs. I am currently thinking about something like the Faction Candide 4.0 or Dictator 4.0 with some Kingpins or Tecton 12s (the Salomon Shift looks amazing shame about release date being next season) and a Salomon MTN lab boot. Does anyone have any advice if this setup would work? I'm open to all brands and suggestions totally new to this part of skiing.
I also just want to know if the Salomon MTN lab boot will be fine for wider skis and just generally charging about.
Thanks in advance all suggestions much appreciated.