Haven't bought any AT Gear yet. Been shopping for stuff for my Mt. Bike. Just bought a new wheel set and I hope to purchase a new front shock for my bike today. Mt. Biking gear is more expensive than ski gear, but at least you don't have to pay to ride.
I'm still looking at AT Gear, but will have to wait for a few months untill my Wife gets over my latest purchases. She keeps mentioning that the kids need new shoes.
Go figure, where are her priorities.
I did read the article you sent me on AT gear. It sounds like the bindings need a lot of maintenance and adjustment, and until you get them adjusted right, you'll either hurt your knees or loose a ski in the BC. It made my knees hurt just reading the article. Do you have any experience with AT bindings?
My Sister who has been a member of the Oregon Mountain Rescue Team up until recently, is sending me a couple pair of skins to try. She is a die hard Tele skier and was giving me a bunch of Sh@#
about not taking up Tele. Oh well.