OJ Loenneker wrote:Why NNN? Why not just a three pin binding?
You can still get leather boots,or if you want, use plastic tele boots. I have a pair of Alpina's and they hike just as well as most other boots that I have, plus they have a real sole on the so there is not much to muck up (well, the holes for the pins could get clogged, but I have rarely had that happen.
Plus, you'll be able to pull real tele turn in them as well.
3 pins binding and apropriate boots was my choice from 1984. At that time the main problems with 75mm sole was the crampons. For my 75mm plastic boots from Zeta Nord, Charlet Moser made for me this special crampon
as I used in this ski traverse in april 1984
In my opinion for BC skiing - light gear not AT - the most important is the boots versatility not bindings or downhill techniques as tele turns. Is more comfy to walk with hiking boots than any other, as tele boots i.e. This is just my point of view [/img]