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.MASSHOLE.How much are you going to tour/how far?
The CAST system rocks (I own it for 2 skis) but if you're doing thousands of feet, multiple days in a row, with a bunch of transitions, you're better off going for a dedicated AT setup.
If you're maybe touring once or twice a year/very short jaunts, the Daymakers may be a better option as they're cheaper.
However, if you're going a couple times a year, a few thousand vertical feet each time, they'll be perfect for what you want.
The weight added is negligible for freeskiing as all you're really adding is a few grams for the new pivot toe pedestal, baseplate, and heel risers.
anders_aIt's like skiiing a pivot15/18
the brake locking thingy and risers is just a few grams, and tiny, cant feel it at all.
LazylightningOP I put a cast system on some Kartel 108s, and between riding p12s to p15s w/ the risers and brakelock I noticed no difference at all....I think the weight of the binding is only marginally (few hundred grams) more with the cast
edit: OP I notice what I ate for breakfast more than the weight the cast system adds lmao
**This post was edited on Mar 11th 2021 at 7:57:24am
shred14I’ll be going occasionally, 2-3 times a month and doing quite a bit of accending but I also need a solid setup for inbounds which is why I think this is the best route. Thanks for the reply!
Justo8484I don't really notice any weight difference and I'm usually pretty in tune with subtle changes to my equipment. I've got J108s mounted up with Pivot 15s and J110s with FKS 185 + CAST, and I can ski the two back to back and not notice any tangible difference in weight. Like you, I wanted a setup I could ski at the resort most of the time, and not have to buy a dedicated setup just for the < 10 times a year I have the opportunity for touring. The CAST setup has been exactly what I was hoping for. The Shift would probably fill the same role just fine, but I've got pivots on all my skis, and the J110s that were going to be my touring rig already had holes/rescue inserts in them for pivots so it didn't make sense to me to swiss cheese them up anymore just to try a different binding. Completely unrelated though, why do you want to slide rails on a setup you're going to be touring with?
shred14Thanks for the reply. I currently don’t have the money to purchase 2 setups so to have one that I can both lap the park in the spring or during the day but still be able to tour and ski around the resort would be great. It isn’t ideal but for the upcoming season that’ll be the case.
**This post was edited on Mar 19th 2021 at 2:19:28pm
LazylightningNo hate on the do it all setup!