Crossposting from the ski gear discussion thread... I have a pair of bindings that still have plenty of life in them, and I'd rather have to buy just a new (and wider) brake than a whole new binding for my new 100mm wide skis. The Marker Titanium 12.0 bindings are piston bindings, meaning their up on riser plates.
I've never really appreciated the piston system - I usually leave it turned off. Would I be able to have the bindings mounted without the piston/riser? If not, will I be at a big disadvantage with risers on such a wide ski?