I'm looking for suggestions about what bindings would work best for my needs. I live in New England, and am a cross-country skier who started telemark skiing at age 50 and who will never be one to rip downhill. At best, I am an intermediate-level skier.
I practice my telemark turns at a nearby ski 'resort' (on some BD Stigma skis) . I am interested mostly in using the Koms on some of the closed ski hills in western MA and southern VT. Also playing, if we ever get enough snow, on the hill behind my house and some of the steeper mountain bike trails through the woods around here For the closed ski hills. I will likely be using Scarpa T2s. For mountain bike trails, I may use my Alico March boots.
- XCD KNIGHT
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- Location: New Hampshire
- Ski style: Bumps, trees, and steeps and long woodsy XC tours
- Favorite Skis: DH: Voile Objective and V6, Altai KOMs, Atomic Vantage 85, XC: Gamme 54, Classy Woodies
- Favorite boots: T4, Alaska
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I have the KOMS, ski them with T4's. One pair (162) is mounted with the Voile 3 pin cable and the other (174) is mounted with Voile Hardwires for a little more oomph. Both are good options for the plastic boot, I can't speak to the leather boots, I don't use them on my KOMs.
Famous LoFi has older Voile hardwires with no pins, keeps them loose, and skis his with Merrell Doubles and T4s.
- XCD KNIGHT
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- Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
- Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
- Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
- Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska; Scarpa T4
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I also have a set of Koms with Voile 3-pin hardwire bindings on them. To date, I have exclusively used my Scarpa T4 boot on this ski.
I love this binding because of the option of XC skiing in classic 3-pin-no-cable mode.
If was using it mostly to yo-yo ski- which is what might happen actually- I have better skis to tour for turns where there is significant distance involved- I would consider a free-pivot binding on it to improve climbing efficiency and speed-up transitions.
I do not have any experience with the Burnt Mtn bindings.
I have always used the heel "cables" on my Koms when doing any serious downhill skiing on steep terrain.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.
I mounted Koms with BMD Spike 3-pins. It is a perfect pairing IMO. The bindings are a step-in no fuss or fiddle design with plenty of power to control the Koms.Yvette wrote:Anyone try these with Burnt Mtn spike 3 pin binding? Those bindings were on a pair of skis I borrowed a few years ago, and I liked them a lot.