Is the Marker Baron or Duke compatible with the One PX boot from Dynastar? The description says the boot is compatible with tech and all other touring bindings but I wanted to make sure before I pull the trigger.
Do you mean from Dynafit? Rockered soles may or may not fit all plate/frame AT bindings despite the moveable AFD on the Baron and Duke. Best to check the two pieces together to make sure they will work. If it is a tight fit the release may not be reliable. You can check the Vulcan thread at TGR (Teton Gravity Research) to see if anybody has tested this combination. Pretty sure the sole is identical between the Vulcan/Mercury/One etc.
One more question. If I do go with Dynafit bindings I'd like to use the Radical FT but the smallest brake size is 110 which I think will be too big for 88 mm Bushwackers. If I'm correct the entire heel plate would have to be changed to fit a smaller brake. Does that mean I have to get a ST baseplate with a 92 or 100 mm brake to put on the FT?
Thanks, Bob! I've read through some reviews of the Vertical and it appears that the Radical has a somewhat improved stride. Do you know if the difference between the two is negligible or is the Radical a significant improvement? Also if I get the Vertical with a 92 mm brake and I decide to mount them down the line to a wider ski, let's say a 98mm. Can't they be bent that amount?
92 brakes should fit a 98 ski without bending... dynafits aren't very bendable (and you don't want brake arms sticking out too far when you're skinning), but you can get some extra mm's by shaving down the plastic on the arms. My understanding of the radicals is that, yes, you need to swap the whole baseplate in order to swap brakes which is a deal breaker for me. I echo the suggestion of the Vertical. I like being able to easily remove the brakes because IMO dynafit brakes are more of a hassle than they're worth.
I think I got a little confused about the stride. It was the Fritschi vs. Dynafit that had the difference in stride. The reviews I read about the Dynafits did pertain to the heel piece. Kind of difficult keeping all of this straight.
I think I'll go with the Verticals. I'm sure they will more than suit my needs in the Northeast and the occasional Western trip.