Tecnica boots, that's my first loyalty.
I bought those TNT of mine after skiing for some time with Salomon S92 racing rear entry boots, real comfy, nice to use in pow (well, that stuff we call pow here...) or in moguls, but as for skiing with some power fast turns, absolutely not the kind of boots I wanted. In comparison, I suffered a bit with my TNTs
at the beginning, but after I found the ideal setting they feel like slippers and even I am aware that after 10 yrs they need replacement, I am hesitant to do so. I would buy a pair ot ICON XT (the racing ones) for one reason : no gizmos like cant adjustments or forward lean or stiffness adj. On the downside, I decided not to:
a) at 336 euro, discounted, they are too expensive for my pockets, b) I fear they are too stiff for the use I intend to make.
I am considering Nordica dobermann, but I couldn't find a discounted pair from last season, and this season's are too expensive, yet.
So, it's another season on Tecnica TNT, they've served me well.
As for skis, no questions, Volkl. No real rationale behind that.
I may ski any brand which I can put my hands on, provided the prices are affordable. Althougt I've yet to find a brand which
is as durable as Volkl. What I mean is, Volkls "maintain" their level of performance throughtout the years, as compared to Rossi, that the first year perform like the Ferraris they are, and the second year, they are nearly dead (this applies to my limited experience of stock skis). At least Volkl deterioration in performances is less noticeable.
Bindings, I've always wished Marker, but always ended up with Salomons, even on my current P40 F1. Again, a question of money.