Alpine vs touring binding


  • christoph.grabietz
    Tourist
    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
    Christoph
  • ctm
    Advanced
    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:
    https://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/260947

    SHIFT MNC 13

    AD5001958

    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
    Advanced
    Nidhugg op 12 January 2020 · 15:47
    I agree with ctm, go with a Salomon/Atomic Shift!
  • christoph.grabietz
    Tourist
    christoph.grabietz op 13 January 2020 · 11:20
    Thank you for the quick answer. I will definitely check out the Salomon binding.
  • Azotomix
    Advanced
    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
    Enjoy
  • elecas
    Advanced
    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)
    www.elecas.es

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