I just bought a pair of ex-demo Rossi Soul 7s. I grabbed them because they were a good deal, barely used, edges and base in good condition but of course came with demo bindings on a railing (Rossi Axial 120). The skis are 188cm, I'm 6'2" aggressive skier. I have never bought ex-demo before - should I swap out the bindings to remove the weight?
Change ex-demo bindings
Its not swing weight, you have for aft adjustability and it is arguable if ya feel the difference with added weight and working parts. You have a pretty lite ski in itself, and I think the Axials are on the heavy side to begin with but are more durable than plastic.
Weight and inefficiency. That Rossi demo binding has a bunch of extra moving parts that lake it heavier but it also makes the boot feel less connected to the ski. I would get them off sooner than later. You will find the ski will have a better feel on snow with a more positive connection.
Griffon/Jester are close to the feel of their retail counterparts, IMHO the most important characteristic I wan out of a "demo" binding. But the Marker's and the new Tyrolia Attack demo's are the best demo options. The Rossi, Salomon and