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Randonee Bindings With All-Mountain Wides?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hello,

I've been looking around but haven't been able to find an answer to this question: is it possible/viable to put randonee bindings on all-mountain wide skis? I'd like to be able to put in the work of climbing some slopes but not sure if the combination will work. Thanks.

post #2 of 10

Yes. 

 

Most models are now designed for a larger platform with brakes up to 120mm. 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok, thanks. Also, do i need a different boot than standard for randonee bindings?

post #4 of 10

You don't need a new boot, but you'll want a new boot. 

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

What do you mean?

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Thread Starter 

What do you mean?

post #7 of 10
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What do you mean?

 

Try this:

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/backcountry-skiing-basics-gear-list-beginner-47624/

post #8 of 10

To elaborate a little bit on the link markojp posted--there are  different options for boots and bindings depending on whether or not you're using the same gear for inbounds and backcountry, how much backcountry skiing you're planning on, and how hard you plan to ski.  Since the first piece of gear you'll need for backcountry is an experienced, competent partner, the smartest thing to do would be to locate a partner or partners and take their advice. Don't know where you live and ski but around here (Tahoe) you can rent backcountry gear and you might want to try some different options if you can rent. 

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Ok, thanks. Also, do i need a different boot than standard for randonee bindings?

 

Depends on the binding.

post #10 of 10

Some Alpine Touring (randonee) boots work only in alpine or AT frame bindings.  A few work only in tech bindings (Dynafits, Plum, ATK, etc.). Many will work in both kinds of bindings.  Some come with interchangeable heel and toes pieces to work in tech bindings/frame bindings with tech fittings and rubber soles and plain plastic toes and heels for alpine bindings.

 

An Alpine boot sucks for going up hill but check out Cast touring alpine binding adapters for a set up that should give you a real unpleasant work out with Nordica Dobermans.  As surfacehoar said, you don't have to have a new boot but you will want a new boot; the rotating cuff of AT boots is there to make climbing reasonable. 

 

Plenty of people are using Tech bindings and lightweight AT boots like the Dynafit TLT5P & Vulcan/Mercury to boots that weigh twice as much made by Dynafit, Scarpa, Garmont, Scott, etc.  to drive skis in the 105-112 range.  

 

I prefer to use alpine gear lift-served to get the benefit of the weight and construction and to use lightweight AT skis, boots, and tech bindings to get the most out of a tour/climb in the backcountry.

 

The heavier AT bindings Marker Duke & Baron and the forthcoming Dynafit monster etc. provide alpine binding weight and release.

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