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Retrofitting Tech Binding Holes Into existing Boots

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So let's say a guy wants to use skis to approach climbs but climb in mountain boots not ski boots.

Has anyone ever successfully retrofitted the holes for tech bindings into an existing non-ski boot? Are there cobblers that can do this? Like if one could get an old pair of Koflachs or something and then get a new sole put on that takes tech bindings for modern AT skis?

Seems like it might be cheaper than spending $1000 for the dead bird ski boots that purport to climb like climbing boots.

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This question has been asked on the ski forums before, so maybe search there. Talk to Lars and Silas at CAST bindings.

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I met a guy in the Alpental backcountry last year who had tech inserts in a pair of Koflachs that he used with a split board. Probably the weirdest setup I've ever seen. But it's definitely possible!

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Yes, I would say talk to CAST. They do exactly that for alpine ski boots.

casttouring.com

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