Originally Posted by wannaski
...I'm interested in NTN bindings and have been told that lighter is better (skis). I don't plan on doing a lot of cross country mostly resort and side country. ...
You're a good candidate for NTN. Pick a ski that's like what suits you for your alpine skiing, and buy NTN boots according to fit like Andy said.
I recommend that anyone buying new tele boots look hard at NTN unless they're a hard-core touring addict. NTN isn't the best touring binding, but it's more than adequate for short-medium tours. Its real advantage is on the downhill - it offers unsurpassed control. It tuns like a banshee.
Other advantages include releasability, EZ in - EZ out, and brakes that deploy when you step out.
The binding is heavier but the boots are lighter so that part balances out. The binding is more complex than some but once you get it dialed in to your weight and style it gets real simple.
NTN skis best with a tight stance. People that spread their legs forward and back (which isn't good form) will not like NTN.