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Nov 24, 2011
GYM
I just picked up a pair of BD megawatt skis for those big days in Utah. What bindings do you guys recommend for them? Im gonna stay away from tele since my knees are not gonna hold up to the constant dropping. What AT binding would you recommend and why?

I have a set of approach skis set up with silverreta 500's on stigmas, but obviously not gonna throw those on em.

Thoughts?
Ice4life
From SLC, UT
Joined Nov 4, 2010
87 points
Nov 25, 2011
Dynafits for lightest weight/max vert. Don't do tons of bumps and jumps though.

Marker Dukes for huge air, big drops, tons of stress.

Whatever you can find cheapest on craigslist or KSL if you are on a budget. They're all pretty good, but yeah, don't use silvrettas for backcountry skiing.
Wyatt H
From Casper, Wy
Joined Oct 29, 2010
19 points
Nov 25, 2011
GYM
Thanks for the input.

I was going to go with marker dukes, so its a good thing their names popped up. I plan on doing some drops so thats what I have seen perform the best so far with a max din of 16. Do you know how bomber they are and how they hold up over time?
Ice4life
From SLC, UT
Joined Nov 4, 2010
87 points
Nov 25, 2011
If you want a thorough discussion of issues with dukes, dynafit, etc. go to TGR. Seriously, you'll find more info than you could have hoped for. JoeP
From Littleton, CO
Joined Sep 28, 2006
0 points
Nov 25, 2011
The MFD Plate out of salt lake that you put regular alpine bindings (Salamon) on should be lighter than a pair of Dukes. Seems nice to have a regular alpine binding and the plate is way easier to manipulate in and out of tour mode. Mike Alkaitis
Joined Aug 19, 2004
5 points
Nov 25, 2011
Ouray Ice Park
I have Dynafit on my backcountry setup and have ridden them super hard. I would recommend them for just about anything. Super lightweight, durable, low profile, easy to switch from tour to ski. I have FT12 bindings on Kilowatts.

bv
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BryanV
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Nov 14, 2008
30 points
Nov 25, 2011
So nice.
Ice4life wrote:
I just picked up a pair of BD megawatt skis for those big days in Utah. What bindings do you guys recommend for them? Im gonna stay away from tele since my knees are not gonna hold up to the constant dropping. What AT binding would you recommend and why? I have a set of approach skis set up with silverreta 500's on stigmas, but obviously not gonna throw those on em. Thoughts?



I switched over to the Lighter Dynafit setup last year because of Chronic knee problems and would never go back!

My new setup total weight savings 4.5 lbs with BD Quadrant Boots with Dynafit Bindings 4.5 lbs. I believe this is equal to 15 lbs on your back.

I skied Fritchis for years and it is a great binding that can take more stress like the Marker Dukes, but they are heavy. I don't huke cliffs or ski moguls anymore with hopes of keeping my knees for many more years. Hopefully technology comes up with a knee fix solution versus the artificial knee that I heard Doctors mention no Rock Climbing or Skiing :( :(

The Megawatt ski is a heavy ski so putting a heavier binding on it wouldn't make any sense to me.
A.P.T.
From Truckee,Ca
Joined Mar 18, 2006
1,113 points
Nov 26, 2011
Me
I prefer Marker Alpine Touring (AT) Binding

Here's a short video:

youtube.com/mountainyahoos/#p/...

It is made for skis wider than 76 mm and what I like most about it is the concept of transferring the energy from your body down to the edge of the binding making it comfortable for skiing.

Don't mind the width, this binding can do well on moguls.

Hope this helps.
Richard E. Vaughan
From Fort Lauderdale, FL
Joined Nov 19, 2011
5 points


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