Has anyone used both quiver killers and the cast system? Is there a downside to either?
switching bindings - alpine to AT and back again
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There are some pretty big downsides to both. They both work really well for what they are... but they both are 'solutions' to problems that, well, might be better solved with different gear choices.
Quiver killers Achilles heel is the need to replace all of the screws (sounds like no big deal- trust me, it can be), precision needed to get the inserts aligned perfectly straight and the tendency of the screws to work themselves loose.
Quiver killers are cool, because you can have one ski that can work with two different bindings or have one binding for multiple skis.
CAST's Achille's heel is that you are adding weight to a touring set-up, only the Marker, Salomon and Tyrolia Attack options are touring sole compatible, and all 3 make... a touring binding, so what is the point? Oh yeah, burly race-stock performance... which, let's face it, means Look P18 and FKS 180. That means plug boots and lead weight like touring. It makes sense if you are an IFSA skier that needs to be deadbolted to their ski.
Cast's cool thing is, hey if you love the way FKS and Pivot bindings ski, well, now you can have your touring rig rock 'em too.