Hi. I'm needing new bindings for the coming season. I'm looking for something durable and with good elastic travel for the knees. I currently have an old pair of markers that I keep breaking that have already cost me a lot in lost ski days. I typically split my time between terrain park, trees, and general all-mountain goofing around. I started skiing last year after snowboarding for years, probably intermediate level but improving rapidly.
I am not afraid to spend money to get a quality bindings but that doesn't mean I have money to burn. From my research the Look Pivot 14s or Rossi FKS 140s are the popular choice. However, considering I'm only 140 lbs and currently ride at a 7 DIN it seems like this binding is a bit overkill.
Am I wasting my money getting the Look Pivots? My current second choice is the Look PX12 but there seems to be mixed reviews on it vs the Pivots which everyone seems to rave about. I was originally going to get Marker Squires but the internet seems to think these bindings are pretty much the opposite of durable.
I'm just sick of breaking my bindings and having to pay to rent skis or sit in the chalet while my friends ride. Any advice regarding a good, durable binding that will help preserve the knees? Are the Pivots overkill? Is the PX12 a reasonable alternative? Any other suggestions. Thanks