Hi - Curious what the collective IQ can say about a couple of demo setups: The Salomon Z12 and the old Look P12. Z12's are coming mounted on a pair of skis I just scored, the P12's are new, mine, unmounted. Latter are pretty bomber bindings, AFAIR, but not sure about the demo plates. Have heard you can slip both toe and heel off quickly, which could have interesting applications.
OTOH, Z12's (plain, not Ti) do not have a stellar reputation for durability, but I know zilch about the demo plate. I've read that the normal (non-demo) Z12 mounts crack at the screw holes, and that Salomon has been replacing with a steel plate for free. Trying to decide if worth using as is, or should I remount without demo plates, or just slap on better bindings, period. Obviously, redrilling makes it a cost/benefit thing.