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Touring on Kneebindings

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just some random musings from a non-bc skier, but is it possible to mount kneebindings on alltimes (or similar) for a basic slackcountry setup? I don't have access to a machine shop or even a nearby ski shop, (let alone a hill) so I don't really have opportunity to play around with such musings.
Is it possible?
Is it worth it?
Is it practical?
post #2 of 9

I'm sure the chairman will have an answer for you you. Maybe just PM him.

post #3 of 9
You could use Trekkers.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
1. So Trekkers work with Kneebindings?
2. I was hoping to hear from some backcountry guys, to see if anyone does use KBs and how they work out for them in B/C applications. Chairman, being associated with Kneebinding, would probably paint a pretty picture whereas someone who uses or has tried this setup would be able to say if there were other issues like the small DIN range which rendered the point moot.
I have no practical experience with B/C gear or touring in general, and would appreciate input from someone who does (that being said I am not foolish enough to think that gear> knowledge/xp/training etc).
post #5 of 9

KB is high. Trekker is high (and All Time with a low binding is fairly high - if you could get a KB plate...). If you want to save your knees, why would you create the skiing equivalent of six inch stiletto heels?

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by arturocarlos View Post

1. So Trekkers work with Kneebindings?
2. I was hoping to hear from some backcountry guys, to see if anyone does use KBs and how they work out for them in B/C applications. Chairman, being associated with Kneebinding, would probably paint a pretty picture whereas someone who uses or has tried this setup would be able to say if there were other issues like the small DIN range which rendered the point moot.
I have no practical experience with B/C gear or touring in general, and would appreciate input from someone who does (that being said I am not foolish enough to think that gear> knowledge/xp/training etc).

  

I have never in my life seen KB's in a true back country skins-on-skis application. Have been a back country guy. A lot. Many friends still are. I should be again this spring. Still, no KB's in the bunch. No reason you can't do the trekker thing, but it'd weigh a lot. Too much for serious vertical work IMHO. YMMV.

post #7 of 9

There are hardly any KBs on any skis. I'm sure somewhere somebody is skinning on KBs with Trekkers (heck, maybe ChrisfromRI is), but I sure wouldn't expect it to be a trend.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ok well like I said it wouldn't be for serious vert, just those smallish hikes on a pow day. The whole setup would mostly alpine, not for touring really. I was just wondering if it would be reasonably practical enough for semi in bounds hikes.

Thanks guys, mission accomplished, yet again I appear to have spouted total crap.
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