Alpine vs touring binding

  • christoph.grabietz
    christoph.grabietz op 12 January 2020 · 11:36
    Hi Guys,

    My brother and I are starting freeriding and we plan to buy some gear (Ski, Probe, Shovel and Beacon). Do you recommend buying a standard alpine Binding or should we invest in a Touring binding immediately. And if so which one do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance
  • ctm
    ctm op 12 January 2020 · 15:09
    TOURBINDING; SHIFT MNC 13 not cheap, but will last for years, the best of both worlds

    I have a liberty ski with tourbinding for sale:

    SHIFT MNC 13


    Atomic Shift MNC 13 is a game-changer: the world’s first binding with full touring and freeride capability in one. It’s a genuine tech binding for hiking complete with pins. Then flick the Hike and Ride switch to ski mode and it turns into a genuine freeride binding for the way down, compatible with all normed boots on the market – alpine and touring. So for the first time you don’t have to compromise when you’re touring or skiing – either by hiking with a heavy solution like frames or skiing downhill with pins. You get the best for both. And even better, you can also use it for your alpine skiing days with your normal alpine boot. Finally, one binding for everything!
    Ciao, Christian
  • Nidhugg
    Nidhugg op 12 January 2020 · 15:47
    I agree with ctm, go with a Salomon/Atomic Shift!
  • christoph.grabietz
    christoph.grabietz op 13 January 2020 · 11:20
    Thank you for the quick answer. I will definitely check out the Salomon binding.
  • Azotomix
    Azotomix op 6 February 2020 · 11:30
    I am very happy with the folowing I have:
    MARKER KINGPIN 10 or 13 are also similar and very good. Those are very good for the freerider. You do more downhill than touring.
    Some good stuff if you want lighter gear are the ATK Raider 12 2.0.

    According of what I am doing, I use one of the ski I have. MTN 95 or and 88.

    very happy with both of them
  • elecas
    elecas op 10 February 2020 · 14:08
    Shift is a good but expensive option.

    Otherwise Tyrolia adrenalin, Marker F12, etc They are more heavy for sure than the Shift, but I use them to go up with no problem and to go down they are the same than alpine bindings. They also have the advantaje that you don´t need a skiing boot compatible with pins (even most of the ski boots with the hike-ski option come with the pin compatibility). And the final advantage is that if you can do 1200 meter high diference with those bindings and fat skis your legs will be become iron...😂
    It depends of your budget and climbing/skiing ratio. The most you plan to go up, the lightest you need your material to be.
    *message edited by elecas op 10 Feb 2020 14:09 (6% bewerkt)
  • maartengomes
    maartengomes op 18 November 2020 · 22:43
    What do you all think of the Marker Duke PT? Does anyone have tested it already? It seems to me that this binding is outperforming the Salomon Shift..

    Currently I have Marker F12 Tour bindings on my Faction Candide 3.0 skis. But I'm looking for an upgrade and can't decide between the new marker duke PT and Salomon shift.
  • Chester_Tartsnatcher
    Chester_Tartsnatcher op 19 November 2020 · 00:20
    I just went for some tectons after skiing rail bindings like Marker F12s for the last 8 years and Fritschi freerides before that.

    Rail bindings are definitely heavier, but are generally safer. But with tectons, they've added some elasticity that previous pin/tech bindings didn't have and they're actually DIN spec. So now I think the tectons have more of the safety features I want but are much lighter.


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