So Marker did finally send me a new (used) set of heels for the Jesters with the cracked heels.
I skied the MX78s for the first time today. I'll have to say they feel different than any ski I've been on before. I agree with everyone they are quite damp and have very good edge hold. I also like how I could tighten the radius mid-turn by just applying some extra tipping. What bothered me a bit was I felt like the ski could benefit from having the binding moved forward of where it was. It was mounted on the factory mounting point. I like to ski with a lot of fore-aft weight shift but on this ski I never felt like I could weight the tip at the beginning of the turn. Now don't get me wrong the ski would still engage and pull me into the turn it's just that it always felt like I could get it to hook up a lot quicker if I could weight the tip like I usually do. After a few runs I kind of forgot about it and just started skiing it more from the middle and it skied great. I wish these had a binding that was more adjustable but the Jesters just don't get it done in that department. I hate to drill more holes for another binding setup but I feel like it could go from really good to great with a change. Where are people mounting these?