Picked up some new x-c skis last year - Rossignol Evo Glade, 196 length. The skis have dimensions of 61/60/64 printed on them, but sites that still carry it spec it a bit lower, not sure why...more like 61/55/60. I measured the waist with calipers, and it's 58mm at the midpoint.
Looking for bindings and boots right now, and since I'd been on skis with 3-pin bindings for 30 years, I had to read up a bit on the binding/boot systems. One thing I'm not clear on though, is what I gain/lose by going with a light BC setup vs a classic setup.
For example, comparing the Rossignol X5 boot and a compatible NNN binding to the Rossignol X2 BC boot and compatible NNN BC binding -- the only drawback for the BC setup seems to be a slight weight penalty. Where I typically ski there aren't groomed trails, but more often than not someone who lives right there has broken the trails. Occassionally I'll set out and break some new ones through the woods.
The BC bindings I was looking at to go with the X2 are the Rotafella BC3 - and should fit the ski fine and aren't too wide for skiing in set tracks.
So besides weight, any drawbacks to picking the BC setup?