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Touring skis, alpine boots/bindings yes/no

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Hi All,

A quick question, is it an act of skiing heresy to fit alpine bindings to a pair of touring skis. I currently have a pair of Salomon Xmax 100 boots and am interested in something like the Scott Superguide 88 ski. This means I'll have to fit alpine bindings.

Is this a complete no no, I'm not going to be going full back country skiing just mixing powder and on piste skiing.

Thanks
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I say do what you like. Apart from the question why a light touring ski if you’re not going to do any touring..? But you could get some Salomon Shift bindings, then you can use them to tour in the future if you get new boots at some point with bin inserts. Spyderjon at The Piste Office had some in stock but I don’t know if he still has.
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Agreed.

A ski is a ski. Lighter touring skis will have a shorter life in general. Thinner edges and less solid internal construction . Your choice sounds good though.
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No heresy involved but it does run counter to the usual thinking...

No weight advantage in lighter skis if your not going up.
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Probably makes as much sense as buying a plastic knife & fork when you could buy metal ones at the same price. I generally tour on all-mountain skis (with touring bindings and touring boots) as their performance is much better in the conditions I experience most of the time. i.e. chopped up / tracked out snow, refrozen crust etc and also on hard pistes.


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You certainly could do that, and alpine bindings are a lot cheaper than touring. If you are going to be doing more off-piste --- you may want to mount a binding that is compatible with touring boots (e.g. Marker Squire).. you won't be able to skin, but you will be able to use touring boots which will make walking/boot packing much more pleasant.
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under a new name wrote:
No heresy involved but it does run counter to the usual thinking...

No weight advantage in lighter skis if your not going up.


Well not quite. Carbon construction in the exact same ski can result in something that is more flickable and playful at the expense of losing some bulldozery qualities in mank.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Get yourself a pair of Marker F10's and then you can have your cake and eat it Wink. Uphill and downhill, alpine boots or touring and a reasonable price to boot.
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