I'm interested in upgrading my boots and thought about investing in a touring capable boot. I currently have Marker Griffon bindings on a pair of 4frnt skis- I intend to keep them but I do want to invest in a Alpine Touring binding, Ski, and boot combo. I have been looking at Atomic Boots and Black Diamond boots as the fit has been better then others.
My question is will my AT soles create an issue with the Griffon binding when I choose to stay on groomers? I have noticed that Black Diamond offers interchangeable sole blocks on specific models but I would not be exploring the Factor but instead the Prime. Atomic has a Waymaker but my goal is to have one boot that can accept both binding styles..
The issue that I have come across so far-
BD Factor 130/ MX, while it has interchangeable soles blocks, its 130 Flex and +9lbs
BD Prime - only AT soles
Atomic Waymaker- Must start in a 30.0 (BSL 347) verses the 29.5 in BD (335), Nordica, & Scarpa all of which fit well, even better after heating liners.
I'm most interested in the BD Prime because I will be using the Dynafit TLT Radical ST and the fit is near perfect for me...
SO, will a prime work with a griffon? Recommendations Please-