Hey NS, hope you can help with a few new guy questions on touring. I am 44, strong all mountain skier, 5,9, 168 pounds. Spend my time in Chamonix, Zermatt, Scandinavia always freeride with a guide. Next season most of my friends are out touring so now my fitness is on point i thought its time to get involved. I have a couple of courses booked for December but want to have all my kit bought early on as so far i can see £££££($$$$$$) requirements....
One thing i know i don't want is to sacrifice a good ride down, if i gotta lug a bit more weight uphill thats fine with me.
Thinking of these two skis.
Icelantic Nomad 105 in a 181cm - reasons, i can get at a good price, had Icelantic Nomad mark2 and loved the ride and build back in the day. What it would be like for touring, no clue....
Faction Candide 3.0 in a 182cm - reasons, again super cheap right now, I have the 2.0 and it a laugh and a giggle, i hear its light and good for touring. Also hear durability not in same game as Icelantic.
Current quiver apart from CT2, Kartel 116 and 108, obviously love with all my heart but as a new guy spending over a G on skis/bindings is team overkill for this project.
Based on the above, would you recommend anything else????
Bindings, again i want something good but don't want to spend too much as i am just getting started. I can get Marker for a good price and the Baron is looking like the entry level, on the whole whats it like, would it be shit on these skis, do i need to spend the money and go with something else etc etc?
Boots, got a good boot fitter/sales place local so whatever suits
wrote this after a good night so hope it makes sense!!
thanks in advance