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AT bindings for most everyday skiing performance

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Im looking for a pair of alpine touring bindings that will function at or almost at the level of say a marker squire. Im 5'8" around 130 pounds. Something I can mount on either a rossi soul 7 or line SFB. Price is also a factor. Thanks
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There might be some info in this thread for you. We passed through Marker and Frischi and ended at Dynafit, but you might come to a different decision.
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I'd suggest a Dynafit Radical, but they are not cheap.  I have a friend who is an expert, aggressive skier to likes to huck and style, especiall front flips, and he has them on his Soul 7s.  And he is quite buff, much bigger than you at 130 lbs.  I've skied my Cho Oyus (89 mm waist) lift-served with Speed Radical bindings off piste, on the groomed, and in the bumps and didn't feel any less power transfer than I did with Squires on my 191 Volkl Mantras  which are twice the weight of the Chos and I used boots twice the weight I did with the Chos; and I almost twice your weight lol

 

That said, the area where tech bindings are most likely to give you problems is in hard snow moguls.

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I could be wrong, but I may have skied exclusively on tech bindings last season. The only days that stand out are the days cat skiing where I took alpine binders. 

 

If i had to point out a flaw, it's that the toe is very inelastic. There is no shock absorber to dampen vibrations. So you feel everything on hard snow. Every bump or chatter. While alpine binders help to dampen this pain.

 

My reasoning for skiing dynafit's inbounds is that I only have 1 pair of boots and it's a chore to change the toe and heel pieces if i'm going to stay inbounds all day. 

 

I'm 200lbs FWIW, I ski interior of BC so i'm mostly on soft snow, but I do have multiple pairs mounted on fat skies with no major issues. Any broken pieces are fixed quick under warranty. Great Customer service from them. 

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