karhu xcd tour boot or alpina bc 1550??
New guy here. A little background... I bought track skis (real skinny, no edge), "boots" (as much support as a sock) and poles at play it again sports for $50 total. We have one small cc area that grooms (NE Ohio) so I've been going to golf courses and metroparks. In any event, totally hooked.....
Just bought Atomic Sierra (older model '06?; no wax; 70/60/65; full metal edge) skis and NNN BC Magnum bindings. Want to know your suggestions / comments about the karhu xcd tour boot and the alpina bc 1550. Can only buy one of them so compare if possible.
Also, I am an intermediate to advanced downhill/alpine skier. Would like to try to practice telemark turn on the new equipment I bought. Is this realistic? Or will I be limited to controlled snowplow? I understand equipment has advanced, but isn't this set up comparable to what the "old school" used?
Thanks for your reply, sorry if this should go in the "gear" section.