/ Ski Touring skis

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ford23 - on 01 Mar 2013
Im buying some ski touring skis for my birthday and have looked around, i had a talk with the guys at conrad sport and they recomended (for my price range)
K2 Shuksan Speed Rocker 11/12 coupled with marker tour bindings. This is aimed at a set up where I do about 1/2 on pieste, 1/2 off pieste. Will touring bindings wear a lot more using lots on pieste? is this a decent set up, im just worried its a lot of money if im using for the wrong thing.
cyberpunk - on 03 Mar 2013
In reply to sethmford: I got a new pair of K2 Coombacks with pre cut skins and Dynafit TLT Radical ST Bindings. I have to say this setup is amazing. I ski 3-5 times a week here in Innsbruck and use these for Piste touring Off Piste for everything. Picked them up in Sport Conrad (In Germany) and got a ski binding deal.
earlsdonwhu - on 03 Mar 2013
In reply to cyberpunk: Agree Coombacks are great on and off piste in all snow conditions. I have Freeride Pro mounted which would make them heavy for long multi day tours ( with my ageing legs) but are great for day tours.

Check bindings it the Markers which are fiddly to change between up/downhill mode?

AdrianC - on 03 Mar 2013
In reply to sethmford: The Markers are a good option if you want to spend a fair bit of time on piste. They're quite heavy and can be a pain to get back into ski mode after skinning and getting snow in their grooves (carry a wee proddler with you for those times) but they're pretty solid, easy to get into and don't have some of the awkward habits of Dynafits.

In reply to cyberpunk: Coombacks are nice (I have Coombas) but I can't look at a pair without chuckling to myself. I always think they're named after what you'd shout having skinned up 1000m to some peak and dropped one back down the steep slope you're about to ski.

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