I have a set of folsom completo's, and I have the CAST system waiting to be installed. Just need to pick a boot. I want to use it for a 90% resort 10% slackcountry setup.
I have an old full alpine boot already with an intuition liner that is fine.
I have an old dedicated touring set up with scarpas.
I am looking for a boot that is heavy, stiff flex and is essentially indistinguishable from an alpine boot in the way it skis in bounds. But for the occasional time I want to venture out into lift access slack country for 1 or 2 tours (10% of the time), it has a walk mode and I just switch out the CAST toes (which will be living in my pack). Maybe the salomon shift would have been better, but I had the look 18's already.
When I go on resort hopping trips for a few weeks where slackountry is an option and resort snow is soft and pow days are common (think interior BC), id rather just bring 1 setup, whereas now im bringing 2 and have to go switch boots etc. Which just get annoying.
I am 6'3, 230 and ski hard. I have seen scarpas break at the resort and I am really hard on gear. I will break mine if I use them there too.
Is there any other option than the Full Tilt SC Ascendant? I dont even need a touring boot really, even an alpine boot with a really bad walk mode (compared to touring boots, but good walk mode compared to standard boots that dont move at all) would be fine, if that exists