I'm getting rid of my MFD plates/FKS in favor of a single part binding. Both for weight and (primarily) flex issues. I've skinned on them a bit and they were fine, but my previous experience is less than the one hike I tried so far on the MFD.
I'm currently pretty well sold on the Salomon/Atomic offering. Not interested in Marker - I already know the performance is about the same and the Marker is taller. Not interested in dedicated AT gear compromises (specialized boots, fewer release characteristics, assuming that's accurate). Anything else I should consider? I love the look, color, and especially function of the FKS, but the MFD has got to go.
These are for occasional hikes behind the cabin (which is conveniently in Alpine Meadows), stash hunting and side country stuff inbounds, and otherwise lots of time inbounds with the heel locked, probably 90% of the time.
Skis DPS W112 hybrid 178, boots Full Tilt 8.5 US.
Male, 5'8", 150 pounds. More a cruiser than a bumper.