Are these boots for real? I've been skiing for 24 years and have been tele-ing for the last 7, and decided to make the switch to AT for BC. I have been utterly impressed with the lightness and stiffness of the Garmont Mega Stars. I had my alpine boots custom fit with custom footbeds and was used to excellent control of my skis, and was prepared to give some of that up with these boots. Didn't happen. I get the same translation of subtle foot movements to my ski with these boots, and they weigh a fraction of the amount, and are super comfortable to tour in. I'm ecstatic!
I also purchased the Black Diamond Joules (love 'em, read the reviews) and mounted them with the Dynafit TLT Vertical ST bindings. I wanted a light BC set-up, but it surprised me in being totally solid in-bounds as well. Gear these days, it's nuts.