I just purchased some "Bones" (98mm underfoot) and need some help with bindings. I'm pretty much set on a set of Head Mojos or Tyrolia Peaks (also researched the Marker Griffons and Look 12s). I like the Peaks because they are relatively inexpensive, have good reviews, and the brake will fit without much tweaking. I weigh about 170 lbs and am an intermediate/advanced skier. My current skis (K2 Recons, about 5 years old) are set at a DIN of 7 (Marker MX 12, came mounted on the K2) and I've never had any problems with them pre-releasing or not releasing at all. I ski pretty cautiously and my feet pretty much never leave the snow.
So after doing a little research I was hoping some of you guys could help answer a couple of questions...
1. Are the Mojo 12 and Peak 12 the EXACT same binding, sans paint/color scheme? Everything I have read indicates the answer is yes.
2. I've read a comment about the AERO toe in the Peak 15s and the LX toe in the Peak 12s. Can someone explain the difference? Or better yet, is there any reason for a skier who does not need a DIN higher than 12 to go for a DIN 15 binding because of the AERO toe design?
Thanks for the read. Any other binding advice you have is appreciated.