Agreed. Just trying to point out to the OP Rustlers aren’t actually TOO bad weight wise compared to other “light” skis out there. Unless you go to actually touring skis to save a few hundred grams but as you mentioned, WAY more weight could be saved in the boot/binding choice.I was thinking more about the whole frame binding and alpine boot thing. I'll edit my post to add the Rustler 11.
(I'd still do a Backland 117 vs. a B.C. 120 though... very stable and light, but whatever... it's not really germane. )