or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Safety of AT bindings for resort use!?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Safety of AT bindings for resort use!?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I bought an AT setup this year with the idea that I'd only find myself at the resort occasionally, but I've actually skied there 12 times now.

 

I found this 2005 article suggesting that I should maybe think twice about so much resort skiing on the AT:

http://www.wildsnow.com/53/backcountry-ski-bindings-as-resort-bindings/

 

I have BD Voodoo's with Silvretta Pure X-Mountain bindings.

 

Safety-wise, should I just get a used pair of resort skis/bindings that may be better at releasing for resort days?

 

How about wear and tear-wise? Can my AT bindings stand up to the much more vertical I do while resort skiing? Perhaps I'm just "weaking" them with so much resort abuse...

 

Lance

 

 

post #2 of 2

The bindings you have a designed to be light and are not very durable.  If I were you I would worry about blowing them up with resort skiing.  The Firtschi Freerides are stronger (and heavier), and the Marker Dukes are stonger and heavier still.  The Dukes are a full on alpine resort binding with heel release capability, and the Fritschis are considered OK for limited resort use on powder days, but if you plan on skiing bumps and hitting high speed groomers you better stick with the Dukes.  If you search here and on TGR you should find lots of info on this subject.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Safety of AT bindings for resort use!?