I never considered gear below my boots mcuch since skis always felt disposable (last 2 pairs cracked by rocks). I just purchased a cheap intermediate pair on sale. But this last crack had me thinking a bit more about how the physics of the bindings interacts with the flex of the ski. And since I purchased a real set of mogu l skis, I figured it might be worth a set of bindings designed to stretch with the ski flex to protect my investment a bit (and my aging still fully healthy knees). This has me investigating the Look PX 12 and the Look Pivot 14.
I know all the die hards would tell me to get the 14, but is that perhaps overkill for me? I can't see myself increasing my DIN setting. While I am likely to start using more absorption in my mogul technique, I don't go to terrain parks, and I don't really ever get air more than 1 foot (no tricks). So the 14 seems marketed as a freeride binding while the 12 is more aimed at racing? Which one is better for mogul skiing? Would a 14 be too burly for me? Why don't they make a Pivot 12?
On a similar topic, where should I mount the new bindings? The "new" way seems to be a bit forward, but is that mainly for jumpers? Is that actually a detriment for pure moguls?
Thanks for any relevant advice,