There are plenty of threads here that touch on this subject (and I have read them all) but just to rehash it all so that I can get the perfect answer just for me.
I am looking for the perfect ski/ binding/ boot set-up for lift accessed side country skiing, that should be tough enough to handle in-bounds skiing too. The ratio will probably be 80/20 off-piste/ on piste.
The ski = Fischer Watea 94.
The boots = Nordica HR 125 alpine boots or Dynafit Zzero4 touring boots.
The binding = ???
I like DF but I will be inbounds 20-30% of the time, so how do DF stack up in fast skiing on hardpack (though I'm guessing that the Watea 94 might be the limiting factor here rather than the bindings?)?
Plus though I like my Zzero 4s, I prefer alpine boots for the descent, so unless I buy a 3rd set of boots (which I can't afford) like the Titans then I'm edging towards Markers or Fritschi Freeride Pros to use with my current alpine boots.
Fritschis don't seem to get good reviews on here, but are the new Freeride Pros any better? Would they still be good enough for what I want? I'm not sure that I can get Markers easily here in Switzerland (and certainly not from my friendly shop, who I'd rather not bypass).
So basically do I spend more money on a 3rd set of boots and go with DF, or annoy my local shop and order Markers over the net, or go with Fritschis which seem the compromise in terms of skiing?
Relevant details: I also have a lightweight set of DF fitted skis for long tours, so weight is NOT one of my concerns for the side-country set up...the priority is fun in off-piste conditions, then ability to handle hardpack as well. I'm 6ft, 180lbs, advanced & aggressive skier.
Thanks for your opinion,