These even have metal edges so if I find anything cool out in the woods I can try and shred it and maybe not die.
Fischer (we have to) Explorers
I don't know a whole lot about the current nordic tech but I believe these have older model Salomon Pilot bindings. The boots I scored were newer Salomon tech so I needed to mod the bindings a tad. According to the guy at the nordic center its a fairly common mod and I love saving money and tweaking stuff in the shed so I went for it. All that was required was cutting out a small notch in the binding to accommodate the second rail on the boots.
Pre mod, with notch marked
notch cut out with hacksaw and cleaned up with an exacto-knife
boot mounted post mod
The boots I got are what are called "combi" because they can be used with classic or skate set ups, all I need to do is make sure I get Pilot bindings with the two rail slots on any skate skis I eventually get. I am pretty pumped to see what I can get myself into with these as well as getting in lots of additional cardio with a skate setup.
I'm thinking something along the lines of this is in order.