I'm slowly getting more and more into backcountry skiing, finding friends to go with, etc. and really need a more dialed setup.
right now I've got some apostle 106's with the cast touring setup, and scarpa freedom rs's. its basically my resort ski that will get me into the backcountry if i need to, also do a lot of uphill at the resort. honestly not a huge fan of the boots, they fit weird, put you in a weird position, they're fine when your absolutely charging, but i've been skiing park boots and full tilts my whole life, i like a stiffish park boot a lot more, even for charging, i'm just used to having the boot move with your feet more, with the scarpas your feet/shins move around, the boot doesnt budge, meh. spend a shit ton of time with boot fitters trying to get them dialed.
now I still do a ton of resort skiing, lots of park, and like park boots, I like pivot bindings, giant, big rocker powder skis, center mount all the things, etc.
but i'm getting a little tired of my cast setup, and want something more dedicated, lighter, good for uphill days at the resort where i'll still ski a few runs, something i can spend all day exploring the backcountry with, etc. for downhill, if its just ok, thats fine, just cant absolutely suck.
and then a wide powder ski with the cast setup, maybe shift or something similar, that doesnt compromise downhill performance, weight doesnt matter, something i'll use for resort powder days as well, building jumps, etc.
I'm thinking that might require two pairs of boots. Thought I could make the scarpas do both, but theres no way i'll use those in the park, and getting sick of them for resort as well. Maybe something like the FT ascendant, or pinnacle that doesnt sacrifice in the resort, would be sweet if i could use them as my park boots as well. then a dedicated, light AT boot that just has to ski ok.
I'd like to get to the point where i've got my park skis and powder skis with cast or shift and 1 pair of boots between them. and have my AT setup and boots. unless there's a better way to do it. If im buying a whole AT setup and boots, and a new powder ski/bindings, it'd be nice if i could still use my scarpas for the powder skis until i can afford a new boot for those.
There's so much new stuff coming out, and i'm honestly just super confused by it all. If anyone could point me in the right direction in terms of bindings, skis, boots, etc.. that would be awesome. if theres any AT skis/boots that would work for someone who likes soft, jibby, center-ish mounted etc.. that would be sweet.