If you see ski anywhere close the "aggressively" adjectives in bound with Tech Toe binding I think you are at risks…
The Toes have basically no retention whatsovever (regardless of the brand but the beast of dynafit maybe). So if you like at charging at speed on those icy/bumpy groomers it s only a question of time when you ll find one of your ski flying right on your next left left turn. There is a lot of nasty trees waiting for you on either side of the slope usually :).
I still see every guys (myself included) locking down toes when stuff get serious (really steep and/or hard).
Stay with a frame binding if you want to ski resort safely (Tyrolia, Marker, Salomon). Trekkers are perfect in the resort, used them for years.
For touring, nothing beat ATK these days. http://www.atkrace.it/?lang=en
They are kind hard to find in north america but the quality is through the roof. I have the older version of the raider 12. Looks like the new Raider 14 got everything you can dream of. (The brakes works!). And, no, I wouldn t used them in bounds ;)
Have fun this winter
this ^^ is a cool artical quantifying exactly how much spring pressure those iddy biddy little springs put out
I see some people skiing locked out all the time but I never do, IME one needs to cycle the Toes with by hand to clear ice from under the springs, step into the toes in [HTML_REMOVED] swing your feet a few times to allow the clearing slots in the pins to clean the toe sockets before clipping in, if you don't do this before skiing down EVERYTIME … your skis will fall off
that ATK has a din (like?)setting of 8-14, have you used it, what have you heard?
there is a whole bunch of info on the AT binding to geek out on at wildsnow for anybody in the market to buy AT gear