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Looking for bindings/Boots to go with Voile Vector BCs....

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Hi all - I have finally decided to get into a AT setup. I have been rocking S bounds with Scarpa T4s and voile 3 pins for 8 years and now that I see more companies making waxless back country skis I am excited to get into it. My skiing style is mostly low angle touring with the occasional skin up a steeper slope to get a few lines in. Mostly I am doing rolling terrain touring which is why I do not like putting skins on unless I am climbing something 15+ degrees. I have decided on the Voile Vector BCs because they are waxless and it will allow me to do my low angle treks without putting carpet on, but if I want to hit steeper terrain I can be in a downhill set up and not a tele set up.

So, boots and bindings is what I am stuck on. I have been looking at Scarpa and Dynafits for binding and boots. Also not looking to break the bank either maybe around $1000 for both? Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on a binding boot combo that will be best for my style of skiing (above). light weight and comfortable in walk mode, but aggressive enough to ski some pow and maybe a run or two at the resort blue levelish. For some reason I can't find a backcountry/mountain store near me that I feel really knows back country gear well.
 

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I have Dynafit Speed Radicals on my Vector BCs $399 msrp, Speed Turns would work just as well $349 msrp.  I use Dynafit TLT5 Mountains without tongues or power strap.  You should be able to find them on sale now, for example Sierra Trading Post, for about $400 especially if you take advantage of special sales and coupons--the main consideration is how they fit and do they have your size.  I also use TLT6 Mountains, but they will run a bit more.  There are even lighter boots out there, but they are more spendy.  The 5 is good for narrow to normal feet the 6 for wider feet/more volume.

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Thanks Andy. That sounds like a similar set up to what I decided on for my first go. So I decided to go with....

 

Vector 180 BCs skis (these I could not find any other way to pay, but full price. $574 on back country, but with a $55 credit)

 

DYNAFIT TLT RADICAL ST 100MM BINDINGS (Got these for $317 and still wondering how they can sell them so cheap....)

 

Dynafit One U-TF Ski Boots (got these for $299 on STP and in my 27.5 size)

 

The boots are really what I hate buying online, but if I have to return a pair or two before I get it right so be it.

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next time... try the Dimar Vipec's .. they really are stay in the binder switchable (for we mortals that don't live in a yoga studio) .. and seemingly perfect for a set of waxless skis .. I drive them with mercurys that have a bunch of work to fit my fat feet... (stiffer krypton race tongues for real BC work)

 

I've put a set up similar to your's together for just those conditions.... low angle, short 4-500 foot pitches

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