Hey guys, I've been reading and searching a lot today and can't seem to make much sense out of bindings.
I'm looking into moving out of used demo ski's and getting my first pair of new ski's which also means a new set of bindings. I've read threads on the differences between demo and regular bindings and understand those concepts and I get the brake width thing. However, other than DIN setting options, I'm not sure I understand what the difference is between a $350 binding and a $90 binding. Vertical and lateral elasticity?
I currently have some Look NX11 demo bindings on my ski's and really haven't had any issues with them to my knowledge. I'm 6' tall, 185lbs, and have my DIN set to 8. I primarily ski out west about 15 days a year and enjoy skiing the whole mountain. Blue's are my favorite but I enjoy greens too. No problems doing blacks, moguls, trees, small jumps/drops (typically under 2-3 feet), and the occasional double black but honestly the thought of double black scares me more than actually skiing them. I don't really ski switch in case that matters.
Any recommendations? I haven't decided on a ski yet but probably an all mountain type ski with an 85-95 waist because I enjoy screaming down groomers as much as fresh powder.