Originally Posted by whatsupdoc
I don't see how adding a lighter ski to the quiver will save you money, but anyways...
For your objectives I'd just mount a Duke or Guardian to whatever ski you choose. For short tours in alpine boots these should be fine. No need to look at the lightweight touring options or tech bindings for those objectives. Dukes/Guardians will do well for primarily resort skiing with short tours.
Inserts have their advantages but for your plans I'd avoid them. They're best for swapping 1 binding between multiple skis (such as 1 expensive tech binding on more than 1 touring ski) or mounting 1 ski with a touring and alpine binders (especially tech binders). They are much more finicky (requiring time to make the swaps) and require some skill to install properly. Realistically you're swapping them at home and not on the hill or in the parking lot. But if you're using alpine boots and doing short occasional tours, I don't see them helping you.
As far as adding another ski, that's a whole other discussion. Are you touring for powder? Then a fatter ski will be more fun in the deep snow. You could keep the Prophet 90s mounted as they are now and get a fatter ski with a sidecountry binder for short tours and resort pow days. But this isn't going to save you money.
"I don't see how adding a lighter ski to the quiver will save you money, but anyways..."
Maybe I didn't state it clearly.......meant "saving" as in save up money to spend on new ski's, such as the Sick Day 110 mounted with the Duke or Guardian's, and yes if I go that route I would just keep the P90's as they are. I do love the P90's, they do everything I ask of them, whether its crud, groomers, bumps, trees, and powder. If I buy a new setup, I would never go any wider than a 110 under foot even on the deepest of days, but thats just the old school in me.
I just remounted my GD Dark Stars last season, (old binding blew up), and can't wait to reintroduce them to snow, I just can't let go of these, (collectors item in great condition).
Thanks again for all the input, it has been very helpful