I posted a thread in Ski Gear Discussion a few weeks back about an issue I'm having with my Marker Jesters. I have two pairs (one mounted to S7s the other to Sultan 85s) and both squeak loudly whenever there's is any pressure on the ski (turns, bumps etc). The response I received in the other thread suggested that maybe it was the plastic in the bindings flexing, but now I'm not so sure. I also contacted Marker and they claim to have never heard of Jesters that make squeaking nosies before.
From the research I've done, there seems to be some similar problems out there. I think the most likely culprit maybe some play between the toe pieces and my boots (Dalbello Surge, 110 flex, 2 season and about 40 days old, not much wear). There seems to be some Dalbello models that have issues interfacing with Royal Family bindings, but I couldn't find anything on this specific model.
I'm currently running DIN at 9, but may bump it up a little as I've had a couple of pre-release adventures that I'd prefer not to repeat. Forward pressure settings on both sets of bindings are spot on. I've had a machine test of both bindings performed by a reputable shop (Northern Ski Works at Killington) and both tested fine.
Has anyone else had this issue? Anyone know how to address it? If the bindings function properly, I guess I can live with it. At least people will be able to hear me coming!
In case it helps, here's a short video in which you can hear the squeaking.