We'll be tripping to North Lake Tahoe in March and I'm starting to look at the logistics of dragging fatter skis around the world, whilst staying within baggage weight limits. It gets harder every time ...
I'm thinking Tahoe will require a ski that's a bit longer than GF's existing wheelie ski bag, so I'm exploring the idea of stripping bindings off both our skis, leaving the bindings in her bag, and stashing both pair of skis in my own (longer) bag. I'm thinking that will require a demo binding, as I don't want to be unscrewing the things from our skis. DIN is not terribly important - she rides at about six. What is important is the ramp. We've both decided we prefer a little ramp angle. Her carving skis are Kästle MX70 (160cm) with a demo Salomon Z10 binding. They're here beside me; 5mm of ramp - 29/34mm. G was immediately more at home on that setup than her old Atomics (with minimal ramp of 28/29mm). She felt her skiing improved noticeably as soon as she came to grips with the MX70s (about three turns).
With a wider ski I'd prefer a stance that is lower over the ski, if possible. So, I'm looking for a binding with a biggish ramp angle which allows the toe and heel piece to be easily removed from the plate, and a low profile. Salomons are an option again (of course) but ideally there's something out there that has less lift off the ski.
[edit: crap spelling]