I was thinking of getting a new rig for the3 backcountry that would be a little more robust than my current setup. I wanted to get a pair of axls but want them matched to a good all around ski for backcountry skinning up and skiing down moderate to aggressive terrain in the northeast US. I am intrigued by the G3 Saint and the Dynafit Manaslu. Is the axl too much binding for these skis? I currently ride BD Kilowatts with BD 01's in lift served areas and G3 Targa's with G3 Aces backcountry.
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The AXL will be fine with either of those skis.
I am not sure either set up will be remarkably more "robust" than what you are on now.
I am pretty sure both those skis are lighter than the Killowat, and lighter skis get pushed around more.
Also- if you buy the Manaslu, be sure that you can drill into the ski, rather than using the re-inforced inserts specifically for Dynafit.
What do you want the new set up to do that the old set up does not?