xc ski boots and bindings: NNN or SNS Pilot?
Edit: I decided on the Escape 7, along with new Pilot bindings. Can't wait to hit the trails!
I guess over the years my feet must have gotten a bit bigger, because my current ski boots have become brutally tight. I've tried to find new ones, but the current local offerings of SNS Profil are pretty sad - very low end, and not as good as the ones I am used to. That has me thinking that it is time to upgrade my bindings to either the NNN or SNS Pilot system. I was looking for feedback from you folks on which is better.
I generally ski on twisty, hilly groomed trails, so control is pretty important. Weight is not so much of an issue - I weigh 220lbs or so, and almost always haul around a 20 lb pack with me, so a few extra ounces isn't going to make a big difference. Reliability is very important, as is a system that doesn't need to be treated with kid gloves.
So far, I've tried on the Salomon Escape 7 boot in the store (SNS Pilot), and was very impressed with how comfortable it felt.
What has your experience taught you, fellow CT members? Is one system any better than the other? And if I decide to get new skis, should that make any difference in my decision?