Hi, Happy New year, I am considering a Baron or Duke for my Bushwackers, but am unfamiliar with performance characteristics of these bidings and what changes in downhill performance to expect. I understand the baron is slightly lighter and has a weeker rear spring, which would be fine for my skill and size, but i can get 2012 Dukes for 325.00 usd (mounted). The Baron I have to get from another shop due to needing a small, and will run me 369.00 mounted. While i am not worried about the extra cash, I am worried about the performance/weight because these skis will be my daily's for family/resort skiing also.
As far as touring performance I am a begginer, maybe not even a begginer yet,.......lol. Since I have never used AT bindings or skins and will be using alpine only boots with cuff unbuckled, for now. My current setup is some tubbs with my skis and boots on a backpack. I am a non aggressive, adv intermediate 5'5" 155lbs, 7 DIN setting, so far just hiking a closed down, grown in ski hill locally, having lots of fun, but starting to get bored
Could someone point me in the right direction before I waste some hard earned cash.
Thanks for any, and all advice.