I used to have a Rossi alpine setup that I would hike up with snowshoes. It was a great setup for resort skiing but was just too heavy off piste. That total setup weighed 31 pounds. THIRTY ONE POUNDS!! With the boots, bindings, skis and snowshoes. My new setup, with the Sportiva RT Tech binding, Sportiva GT ski and Scarpa Maestrale boot weighs an astonishing 15.5 pounds. I couldn't be more psyched. The whole shebang totally outperforms my old ski in every possible way. I couldn't be happier. These bindings are absolutely sick. Uber light, the optional crampons are almost weightless, the optional adjustment plate will let friends borrow the ski or let me change boots should I decide to in the future.