/ What skis, bindings and boots for ski touring in Finland?
What skis/boots and bindings would be the best compromise for this trip? I'm thinking about NNN BC boots and bindings but this would mean that I will have to carry a pair of walking boots! Wearing a pair of Lundhags and using cable bindings would allow me to get away with taking only one pair of boots but I have little experience of cable bindings, how safe are they compared to the modern backcountry (Rottafella NNN BC/Saloman SNS) type binding?
Thanks in advance
I consulted my Finnish colleague who does a lot of that sort of thing in Lapland. At that time of year he thought the Lundhag /cable combination would be fine and no special extra-long forest skis/rubber boot combination that are used earlier in the year in soft snow is needed. Not sure what you mean about safe ? Do you mean release or robustness ? I would have also thought a robust pair of backcountry NNN boots would be OK, but have no experience of them so cannot say. Why would you need a pair of walking boots as well if you have NNN BC boots ?
> Not sure what you mean about safe ? Do you mean release or robustness ? Why would you need a pair of walking boots as well if you have NNN BC boots ?
I was concerned about the ability of cable bindings to release, I do tend to end up on my arse fairly frequently.
I'll be taking a few days off from skiing hence my desire for a more comfortable boot.
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