I got keen on backcountry skiing last year and rocked a fairly ghetto setup (old Atomic twintips with Cobra 75mm bindings and near-dead skins) which I'm looking at replacing. Though late in the season, I'm eyeing off a set of tele skis for sale on Facebook and tossing up whether to pull the trigger on them or splurge on a new setup. I'm aware of the dwindling popularity and availability of 75mm but have no intention of moving to NTN at the moment. The availability of 75mm bindings is limited and at the moment, locally, the Cobra is the best I can get so I'd just reuse the current ones if I went new skis. The prospect of stiffer bindings with a release (a la the 7TM described below) is very appealing... The choices: Old - Rossignol Powderbirds with 7TM bindings, ski crampons, G3 skins for $700 posted 122-80-108 tip to tail, 3.1kg w/o bindings vs. New - Fischer Wayback 88 (2.5kg w/o bindings) with current Cobra bindings and new skins ~$900 Folks, what are you thoughts?