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Are these boots powerful enough for occasional resort usage with a voile cbr binding?

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Rob,
really hard to comment on this as everyone has his own preference. I would say no though 2 buckles and beingpretty soft it is made more for a long range Backcountry boot. I would look at the T2 Eco instead.

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A local guy I propsed the same question to pulled out an old set up he started out on. Leather boots a minimal binding. He said he had 10 plus happy years on that set up. He's known for knowing his s%$t.

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Short answer, yes. I've skied 90% at resorts on T3's (now T4's) for over 10 years. I have worn holes through the bellows, but still use them exclusively. I learned on leather boots with skinny, long, straight skis. So to me the T3 is plenty of boot for all conditions. I use them with Rossignol Pit Bull bindings and 10+ year old Rossignol Attaques 191cm. (100, 67, 88). When I bought the skis they were about as wide as they were making them. I have no problem getting them on edge with the T3's. But with today's wide boards a bigger boot is likely necessary. IMO, lighter set ups (small boots, skinny skis) are more fun because good techniques is necessary and you ski the the skis, the skis don't ski you. If that makes sense.

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They're fine with skis up to 100mm wide. I use them with K2 Heli Stinx at the resort on hard pack days. If you go with much wider skis they don't have the edging power for hard pack, but they are fun with lighter narrower skis. The CRB bindings are pretty neutral, so these soft boots with CRB's would require a bit more technique and wouldn't let you be very aggressive. More active bindings would probably be better for resort skiing.