I want to get some AT bindings. I am very excited to join some of my friends that already have them and explore the area around my local resorts. I just picked up barley used, a 2nd pair of Line Opus', 185s. (got them w/bindings for $250 ) My first pair (178s) are going to be used more in resort and will become "rock skis" to an extent. The newer pair will be for skinning and 12"+ powder days.
I am looking for a low profile, Dukes look to me like they make you 2 inches taller (I maybe be wrong about that, but it looks that way). I assume any AT binding will function as well as regular bindings when not skinning, I hope to use these as my main powder skis when we start getting 12"+ dumps regularly again (keeping my fingers crossed).
I am 48 yrs old, advanced skier, 5'10" and about 170 lbs, (I would like to be 160lbs, but that probably isn't going to happen). My din settings are about 8-9.
Just looking for a recommendation on a good model to fit my needs.