Originally Posted by R Daly
Being a NH skier you know well the conditions we are blessed with.
Are you suggesting to mount "regular Alpine bindings" on the skis? If so I find that intriguing. Thanks for you suggestions. I'm also going to check out the others that were on your list.
Im actually out in CA now, just haven't updated my profile. But did 7 winters in NH and lived for the trees (spent most of my time at Jay), though I actually despise bumps.
T-Rock I haven't actually skied yet, but know a few folks using it for alpine touring (fritchis or dynafits), so fixed heel, and they love it. Based on the dimensions, the construction, the flex , and the opinions it would be my choice (and possibly will be what I mount my dynafits to). It will be light, lively, medium flex, and still have decent edge-hold. It's on the very fat end of what you should be looking at, but if you hit the trees more for powder than for ice (say at Jay and Mad River) I bet you'll like it. It's at least worth a demo if you come across it.
edit: you know, you've got about 30lbs on me... you're probably better off with the karma than the t-rock. same dimensions plus another sheet of metal. it will be easier to find for demo too.