Hi everyone, new here to the community and to the idea of touring in general.
I've been skiing off and on for a few years now in rentals, and finally decided to get my own gear. However, the one area that I am still stuck on is what kind of bindings to get for my new setup?
A little bit about me, I'm 5'10 at 155-160lb, and I have a pair of 177cm Mantra's and a pair of Sportive Spectres. I'm fairly comfortable on black runs, and I plan on doing mostly resort runs with the possibility of touring. With that said, probably I'll do a day or two touring at most in a single season, so the bulk of my skiing will be resort touring in Blackcomb. As such, heavier bindings (as opposed to frameless ones) would be perfectly fine with me.
So far I've taken a look at Marker Kingpin's, but the price and lack of availability has scared me off. With the Spectres, while they claim to be able to be used with any AT setup, the research I've done points to quite a few compatibility issues with existing bindings out there.
What do you guys think? Does anyone have any good and simple binding recommendations that might work for this setup and preference?