Originally Posted by jontaejones
It also seems kind of cryptic to tell what is on the list.
Something that is like XR 11.5 is not on the list, but X 11.5 is on the list.
Are they the same?
A bit more info would be super helpful here, I know this is just an example, but... there is probably only one person posting on this website with any regularity that knows more about older ski bindings, and he has already posted in this thread. I have absolutely no idea what an XR 11.5 is without a manufacturer name also. (But you answered your own question anyway, one on the indemnified list and one off the indemnified list means they are not the same. Simple.)
Don't buy skis with non-indemnified bindings, we are talking about alpine skiing, the cost of one lift ticket will cover the move up to more modern ski equipment. A lot has changed in the last 10 to 15 years, don't put yourself that far behind the curve by buying equipment that old. It's not worth the risk or hassle.
Seriously, think of the cost of one ski day, then think you could own these forever... don't waste dollars trying to save pennies.