So I need new bindings, kinda broke the toe piece of my binding on a bad pop the last day of the season last year and need new ones (Blizzard Bonafide w/ Rossi Axiol 120 bindings). I am debating between the Marker Griffons or Salomon STH driver, or possibly the Look Pivot if they are that much better and worth the price. I was looking to stay around the $150 range and right now I can get my hands on some Griffons or STH from last year for 40% off. I can get the Griffons for cheaper and they match my skis better but read the Griffons squeek, thoughts? The Salomon STH Driver seem more popular here.
I am 6'1 200 lbs, level 3 or 3+ skier (I have no idea how to gauge that), ski about 50/50 on/off piste, primarily east coast w/ trips to west, fast on groomers and tight trees and mogul runs. I used to come out of my Axiol quite often in tree runs when I had them at 8.5 DIN, cranking them up to 10 helped with that. Debating if a 13 max DIN on the Griffons would be enough? Also debating if I go with the Salomon, should I go with a 12 or 14?
Also whats the average price shops usually charge to mount? This would be for dismounting my old and mounting/testing my new. Will get a pre-season tune while I am at it.