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AT boot in alpine bindings

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Ok I have dalbello virus boots which I typically use with dynafit bindings. I love the boots but i'd like to try them out with a spare set of skis with tyrolia alpine bindings. I set them up with the tyrolias and I can't quite get recommended forward pressure, but they seem snug and with the grippy vibram sole I think they might have more trouble releasing in a fall rather than popping out at random.

Using AT boots in alpine bindings is not recommended, but if I should decide to use them should I be more concerned with the boots not releasing...or more concerned with prereleasing? Should I just use a lower DIN setting to compensate?
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There's a four page thread over at TGR about this. You should be more concerned with erratic release tending toward not releasing because of added friction. 

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Thank you, that was exactly the dicussion I needed to see! Looks like I lucked out, the virus with boot sole inserts coupled with the tyrolia binding and moving AFD are a pretty safe bet according to the thread. I'll take my setup to a shop and have them test it to make sure.
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Can anyone provide a link at TGR to this discussion?

 

 

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Originally Posted by rossifumi View Post

Thank you, that was exactly the dicussion I needed to see! Looks like I lucked out, the virus with boot sole inserts coupled with the tyrolia binding and moving AFD are a pretty safe bet according to the thread. I'll take my setup to a shop and have them test it to make sure.


I'd be interested to hear about the outcome. Suspect that there still be a lot of variance in release due to the sole material, but could be wrong. 

 

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Almost certainly, AT bindings have adjustable toe height and moving AFDs to accomodate vibram and rockered boot soles.  Also, tech (Dynafit)  boots have different toe and heel profiles, i.e. not DIN compatible.  When heli skiing in NZ the year before last, a couple were having difficulty adjusting the heli company's skis/bindings to their boots  (Atomic skis, can't remember the model of the bindings).  It wasn't happening.  A look at the boots revealed tech lugs in the toes (and heel).  They ended up skiing in rental boots.

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