Its been a while since ive been on these forums and ive gotten into AT and slack country touring a bit. So i'm looking to build a 1 ski, 1 binding Do all system for the 10-15 days I get per year. Call it 50/50 AT and Resort. Lets say i have 3000$ to spend. (obviously i dont want to spend all of it but of course)
Skier height - 178cm
Skier weight - 153 lbs
Skier preference - Steep runs. Kicking horse is my favorite
Ski areas - in bounds - kicking horse BC, Lake louise alberta, Revy BC
Din setting - typically around 7-8 for my body weight. Dont seem to ever pre release at those settings. Im not stomping mad cliffs all the time
So here are the choices ive narrowed down to
Dynafit Beast 14 - This seems like the more durable option but its 250$ more then the vipec. You also have to take the ski off to switch between walk and ski
Fritschi Daimir Vipec 12 - I like the price on this one a bit more, and I like the fact that you can go between ski and walk seamlessly. But it doesnt look all that durable. Din settings up to 10 is enough but im nervous about how it will go on piste
Skis - Im a rossi whore and am willing to cart a bit of extra weight on my AT days to have either of the two skis im going to list with me
Soul 7 OR Sin 7 - 180cm
I currently have a 188 cm S7. Its too unweildy for my weight and skiing style. Need something a bit shorter. 180 should do nicely. Im not going to waste my days resort skiing when there is no new snow but Ill still need to ski off the bottoms and like the odd carving run. Im torn between the 106 and the 98 widths. The 116 of the S7 i currently ski seems like too much for an everyday ski, but i dont know if 98 is enough for the pow days. I also really like the way the old s7 would do alot of the damping work for me. Ill loose a bit of that damping with the binding choices i listed above so i was leaning towards the softer soul 7 to fill that gap.
Basically im just musing here and looking for ideas or things i havent thought of. Ill be hunting slack country with this setup as well. Kicking horse has a ton of inbounds terrain that you can tour up which is nice.