After a bunch of unmounting, binding shuffling, a few misdrilled holes (damn) and some gear swapping, I finally had a chance to take out my lightweight setup last Saturday. I could still shave a few ounces, or maybe even a pound, out of it, but the skis, boots, bindings and skins are currently weighing in at 12.5 lbs all told. The basic setup:
- Scarpa Alien boots
- Dynafit TLT Vertical bindings
- 167cm K2 Backlite skis
- K2 skins
I need to swap out the “heavy” Vertical bindings for a pair of titanium TLT’s I have, which will drop quite a bit of footweight off the system. The Backlites are great for all around skiing (not a full-on race ski by any means) and are kind of a Wayback Lite. A cool thing about having a lightweight setup is that I can tour with an ABS Powder Line 5 airbag pack and not take a big weight penalty.
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