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So i am buying a pair of armada jj's, a great powder ski with four dimensions, tip tail rocker and 115 under foot. I want to invest in a.t. equipment but i'm not sure how often i would get to use it seeing as there are not to many places to go off the grid where i am. i am split between the marker tour f12 and the marker griffon schizo depending on whether i want to do some serious backcountry touring of just some good all mountain skiing. any suggestions?

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The Tour isn't intended as a 'sidecountry' binding, if you are going to ride lifts a bunch and maybe tour once in a while then the Marker Baron is a much better choice. The Tour is designed to be light and tour, it wasn't built to stand up to inbounds ski conditions.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

The Tour isn't intended as a 'sidecountry' binding, if you are going to ride lifts a bunch and maybe tour once in a while then the Marker Baron is a much better choice. The Tour is designed to be light and tour, it wasn't built to stand up to inbounds ski conditions.



x2. The Tour is better for going uphill and the Baron is better for going down hill. The Schizo is for going for and aft. Unless you plan on moving the binding for and aft on the ski...frequently, a regular Griffon might just suit you fine and save you at least $100.00 over the other bindings mentioned. 

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....or you consider a compatible freeride binding that will mount on the MFD Alltime system. Which could weigh in the neighborhood of the Duke/Baron/F12, depending on the alpine binding.

 

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I currently have the Barons and am not in love with general alpine performance touring weight and propensity to pre-release. This system is intriguing, but limits you to a handful of alpine bindings. With stainless steel inserts you could swap out the MFDs to directly mount your alpine bindings for area days and in a few minutes, throw on the Alltimes for tours.....or swap the bindings or the MFDs to other skis.

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