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Ski touring performance - weight penalty?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Not quite an answer to you question but I have recently decided to update my ski touring kit and have redistributed the weight balance in line with a lot of the advice given by others in this thread and would say the weight distribution in a ski touring set can be as important as total weight.

Previously on Dynafit Seven Summit 1350g, Speed Turns, 340g, TLT 6s 1250g total weight ~ 2950g

Been replaced with Camox Freebird 1500g, ATK Crest 280g, Zero G Scout 1370g total weight ~ 3150g

The downhill performance of the new set is a world apart from the previous set despite only a 200g difference.

I also had the chance to ski some Superguide 88s with Vipecs and some Orb Freebirds with Alpinists both at a similar total weight to the Camox + Crest and found I preferred having weight in the ski with a lighter binding given the choice.
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