Giving new meaning to one-ski quiver.
- Compatible with Salomon, Atomic, Rossignol, Look, Tyrolia, 4FRNT, and Head bindings
- 3-stage climbing bar
- High pivot point for a natural stride feel while touring
- Weighs in under 3-pounds per pair
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Does this work with the Look PX binding...
Does this work with the Look PX binding on ON3P skis?
The current model is compatible with the PX series of binders, but the older one is not. Good choice on skis.
I just bought the MFD S/M Head/Tyrolia...
I just bought the MFD S/M Head/Tyrolia compatible but on the MFD website it says that it is also compatible with 4Frnt bindings???
Is it only for the 2013 model or also the 2012 from backcountry?
the 2012 model is compatible with 4frnt, head, and tyrolia bindings
4Frnt binders are the same as Tyrolia, they just put different colors on them.
Do the mfds work with Rossignol 120 bindings?...
Do the mfds work with Rossignol 120 bindings? I have a pair of obsetheds from 2010 so 105 mm and the breaks fit that the bindings are the same year i think.
They are compatible with Rossi bindings. Unfortunately, it looks like Backcountry is out of the Look/Rossi compatible setups.
Get the job done!
I was hesitant to write a review about the Alltime until after spending a significant amount of time on them. I mounted the Alltime on a pair of K2 Sidestash with Salmon STH bindings. I initially got the Alltime, because I wanted a burly setup that I could ski hard in bounds without worrying about durability. I have put in well over 40 days on this setup (approximately 20-25% touring).
The Alltime adds a noticeable amount of weight to the ski and for those weight elitist it is not the AT setup for you. However, I have yet to be dropped (or passed) on the skin track on the way up and these are bomber on the way down with very good power transfer from boot to ski.
If you are afraid that the Alltime will keep you from longer tours, because of the weight... dont be! Although I have not done multiday tours on the Alltime, I have had some long days of touring with long approaches and 6,000ft + of vert with no problems.
The only real concern that I have with the Alltime after skiing it for a season is the impact on the ski flex. I never rode the K2 Sidestash without the Alltimes mounted so I am not sure how different the ski feels, but I believe that it definately stiffens the ski (although the floating heel block helps a ton). Overall, this is a rad setup and has allowed me to ski hard on the best days inbounds and then head out of bounds when the resort is all skied out!
I am looking to get into touring this year,...
I am looking to get into touring this year, and am unsure of what binding to get. I have a plethora of bindings (non-at) that I have access to, and a few fit these plates. However, I am hesitant for a few reasons.
1. What is the durability like? If I ski 75/25 or even 85/15 Resort/BC, will these hold up? I have heard of them bending...
2. How much do they stiffen the ski? I am not worried too much, but would like to know out of curiosity.
3. Are they terrible for an all day binding? Do your feet get tired on the lifts?
The durability is great there are guy who have been skiing these for 2 and 3 seasons at my mountain.
They do make the ski noticeably stiffer even with the floating heel attachment.
The lift doesn't get me down as much as the weight. I don't use them I think they add too much weight to my set up. They are very durable well built but they add about 1 pound per ski over something like the Duke.
On the plus side they ski walk and riser adjustment are super easy to use.
Adding 1 lb. per ski is mildly inaccurate....for example, I own STH Driver 14 binders which weigh in at 2,050 g or 4.52 lb per pair. MFDs weigh in at 1200 g or 2.64 lbs. 2,050 + 1,200 = 3,250 g or 7.17 lbs. Marker Duke weighs in at 2668 g per pair. 3,250 - 2668 = 582 g.
582 g = 1.28 lbs. Therefore, one pair of Alltimes is 1.28 lbs heavier than one pair of Dukes. Or, .64 lbs heavier per ski. .64 lbs is a relatively negligible weight difference. The weight of the Alltime is all dependent on which alpine binding you choose.
MFD Allime - If A Girl Can Rock Em...
So can you!!!
Here's a little bit about me and what I ski:
Me: Lady, 27 years, 5'9", 135lbs, love deep fluff and the colors deep purple and bright green!
Location of skiing: Mostly Western and Central Colorado
Type of skiing: Downhill-mostly resort, some side and backcountry
Ski: '11 Liberty Double Helix 174
Boot: Tecnica Agent 80 26.5
Binding: 4FRNT Gr8ful Deadbolt 15
AT setup of choice: MFD Alltime (obviously) Tyrolia/4FRNT System
So, I have officially had an entire season to ski my Liberty/Alltime/4FRNT setup in the backcountry and in every resort condition possible. And let me say, I cannot wait til next season! The one thing I have to say about the Alltime is...EASY!
I have to say honestly (because a lot of folks question this), being a mostly resort skier transitioning into the backcountry...on every decent, no matter where I was or what I was skiing, I had absolutely no idea the MFD's were even there. I noticed not a single issue with flex, no issues with the heal piece releasing, ever. I didn't notice any extra weight apart from my fairly wide medium heavy skis, bindings and boots while sitting on the lift or jumping off things...it all felt quite like it should!
I know that snow build up is a big concern with all of Marker's AT bindings, being that snow and ice get compacted into the area of that lever thing used to lock the binding back down to the ski. I never had a single issue while touring in this system with snow build up interfering with anything. On occasion depending on the wetness of the snow, it does pack in the space between the plate and the ski, and on occasion I feel a little stick in the heal, but with a few simple taps of the heal to the ski with your legs, the snow falls right out...like I said, it has never really gotten in the way, tapping is just fun to do!
There was one time I did notice excessive build up only at 0 degrees, to the point where I wasn't quite walking flat and had to put the plate on it's highest riser setting and do a couple hard taps to get the snow out. That day I was doing my avalanche training and it was about 40 degrees on the top of the Grand Mesa in a flat field with no new snow in weeks. As we were tromping around probing and such, the super wet, sun baked, heavy snow packed in between my skis and plates fairly easily. But I never had to take my skis off to scrape out the snow, just put the riser all the way up and gave em a couple good hard taps and out the snow fell. I was VERY pleased with the Alltimes that day, especially after watching another gal in my class having major build up issues with her new Dynafit bindings and boots. If there was any snow in the binding or on the boots anywhere, her skis popped off with every step. She spent half the class just digging out snow from her toe piece with her bare fingers.
A lot of people will get all huffy, puffy and stuffy and stick their noses up at the idea of touring in downhill bindings, especially those most concerned with weight. And do I wonder what it would be like to tour in AT boots, sure. But, for me, my biggest concern was stability, durability, stand height and cost. For this system I had to by new bindings and the plates. I found some fantastic bargains and it cost me no more for this setup that a pair of Dukes or Barons and I sit lower and more naturally on the ski. And I feel like I have something under my feet that is going to stand the test of time! As far as comfort goes, I obviously didn't buy this system to go on multi-day tours with, just some day longs and some sidecountry on top of my regular amount of resort skiing. I feel very happy knowing I didn't have to go out and lay down an even larger chuck of change for a new pair of boots. My feet absolutely love my downhill boots and comfort has never been an issue! I figure I am young and one day I will venture into that super light weight stuff, maybe even tele. But for now and I know for years to come, I LOVE the MFD Alltimes and just don't want anything else under my feet!
As a side note: My ski partner (also a lady) purchase the MDF Alltime Salomon/Atomic system to go on her Liberty Jinx skis and LOVES everything about em too! She had some concerns in the beginning of the season, as most do when they buy new equipment. But they quickly faded and she has forgotten everything she was worried about.
Like I said, we are girls and if we love em...so will you!!!
Here's a quick raw clip demo I did on my way for a little afternoon tour.
I recently bought a pair of rossi super...
I recently bought a pair of rossi super 7s in 188. I am also queued up to buy the look pivot 18 to put on them. My question was, with the mfds, would the touring setup be waaaaay too heavy? I know the super 7s aren't exactly light, and neither are the P18s. I'm not a big guy, and certainly concerned about weight. This would be my first touring setup, and i'm super worried about delving in. The reason i don't want P14/FKS14 however, is due to the fact i've heard so many gruesome stories about the toepiece shattering / Toe wings breaking. HELP ME!
I skied these at a demo day this season. They were mounted on with p18s on Armada JJs. The JJ is in many ways similar to the S7. I am a large person for a skier 210lbs and 6'1".
These are heavy even for me. They make my Dukes seem light. Don't get me wrong they are very excellent for the side country, but I wouldn't want to have to walk any distance on them, and I wouldn't want to ski on them in bounds all day long.
They do not have as much rise to them as the Dukes, so they have that going for them.
I am not endorsing the Dukes either. The toe piece falls apart too easily. I would recommend the new Salomon or Atomic AT bindings available next season.
If you are going to mount these on S7 with P18s then you will be going slow and not very far especially if this will be your first foray into back-county skiing.
The best of Alltime
Ok, so my title might not be justified since this is the only touring binding that I've used, but so far I have no complaints. In walking mode, I was amazed by how easy it was to get a nice kick-glide rhythm going. Paired with BD ascension skins, I was able to skin up very steep snow. The only thing that bothered me a little was that when they're in flat mode, it felt like the rear piece was taking a bit of a beating every time I went down, but there are no signs of a problem yet. I have to assume something this simple was thought of in the design process, so my guess is I'm worrying more than I should. When they're locked down, they're locked down and you can forget they're there. Operation is extremely simple. I can't always do it with my pole basket but I can easy bend down and flip the switch without unclipping. Weight doesn't seem to be an issue with me but I don't do any really long tours.
I'd say that unless you're counting every ounce, get these and you'll love them
Photo is just a chute I did while using the Alltimes
What are the dimensions of the MFD...
What are the dimensions of the MFD plate....more specifically the width??? I have a new pair of K2 sideshows 90mm waist. I see recommended is >90mm. Is 90 the cutoff of over hang off the edge??? Meaning is the width of the plate 90mm??
They are 93.5mm wide. Looks like they won't work on those Sideshows.
In regards to the problems with the MFD...
In regards to the problems with the MFD front pivot screw, do they come with the replacement screws or do we need to contact MFD after we purchase to replace it?
Also, do you know when I will be able to purchase the switch plates?
The pivot screw issue has been isolated. However, if you'd want contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a replacement screw kit w/ Red Loctite at no charge. Thanks!
The pivot screw issue has been isolated. However, if you'd want contact us at email@example.com and we will send you a replacement screw kit w/ Red Loctite at no charge. Thanks!
Could these be compatible with Marker...
Could these be compatible with Marker Griffons?
Yes but they are not out this year, you might find them on limited release if you do a search.
How much of a lift do these provide? ...
How much of a lift do these provide? Taller or shorter than say the dukes once you mount your bindings?
The Alltimes are supposed to have the lowest lift of any AT binding setup, provided you use bindings without lifts.
These are shorter than the dukes by a noticeable amount. But they will have about the same amount of lift as the new Atomic AT bindings. The only downside is that they weight a ton. about 1 lb more per ski than the dukes.
MFD's in use
Another photo: Chic Choc Mountains, Canada.
This plate is an awesome replacement for the trekkers and Dukes. Ive rocked it on three different skis, the Gigawatt, Megawatt and Amperage. It works great on all three, yes its a little heavy but you get used to it quickly, especially once you discover how easy to use these things are. Plus, you have your favorite binding to shred down on, which is every backcountry freeriders dream.
I apoligize in advance for what may prove...
I apoligize in advance for what may prove to be a stupid question, but my internet research (one google search) failed to yield a result:
Will the 2013 'up-grades' -- the cramp-ons and switch plates work with the 2012 release? Or will those only work with a 2013 alltime? Also, is there any difference between the 2013 release and the initial offering?
I emailed MFD with the same question, the 2012 All-time will be compatible with the upgrades.
Will the MFD binding fit on a ski with a...
Will the MFD binding fit on a ski with a waist width of 80cm? I saw it's recommended for ski waist over 90cm.
the bolt pattern should be compatible....but you may ge a little hang-over on the edges
Its going to work better on a larger ski... 80 will be skinnier than the actuall MFD plate
Will the Look PX 15s fit into the MFD...
Will the Look PX 15s fit into the MFD bindings? The website set the look pivots will but I am not sure about the PX's
The guys at MFD got back to me about this question. The Rossi/ Look MFD system will only work for the Look Pivots and The Rossi fks.
So keep in mind that the MFD will only work with the specific bindings listed on their website.
The back country website is very vague about it and makes it sound as though ANY binding made by that company will work, this is not the case.
Will these bindings affect the flex of my...
Will these bindings affect the flex of my ski on the downhills? I have a pretty forgiving pair of skis and I don't want any bindings that stiffen the natural flex of the ski
They will a little bit but, i woldn't worry about it.
no the heel attachment moves
I noticed a difference compared to FKS alone. I don't know how much of that was weight-based though and not flex-based.
I skied them a few days ago for the 1st time. Even with the floating heel bolt I felt as though they made the ski much stiffer under foot.
Make your friends jealous...
These things are dope! Super convenient for climbing. Way easy and fast to switch between climb modes. I watch other people have to take their skis off every time they want to adjust for a new slope.
They can be a bit heavy. Pretty inconvenient to carry when mounted. Otherwise, well worth the bombproof and beefy design!
my boot length is 315mm do i need the large...
my boot length is 315mm do i need the large model? also i have the look older model axial 140 will it work with the look plates?
ALLTIME S/M fits boot soles 267 320mm. M/LG fits boot soles 310 350mm (Recommended ski width > 90) So either would work. The MFD site specifically says they are for the Look Pivot Binding so I can't answer that part.