The other day when leaving "the hill" (last day of the 2015/16 season) the "hill's" ski tech came up to me and staring at my skis, older Fischer WorldCup SL skis with the Marker bindings he commented "that it was about 16 years since he had seen bindings like those and added how they have a life of 15 years". I've been using them for about 6 years with no problems. Wonderful skis and bindings! He added how using these bindings might be like driving with 16 year old tires on your car. But added it is all about the risk level we accept. He also added "he has seen the results of failure of older bindings and that wasn't pretty." Then he left as suddenly as he appeared. Needless to say this left me feeling uneasy and with a puzzled state of how he singled me out; and more importantly if perhaps he was right and I should file the binding in my gear archives / museum.
So I'm looking for comments from the knowledgeable here as how to determine the age of my bindings and if the uneasy feeling the ski tech guy left me with is justified or not. The bindings' springs are silver and have not been painted as I see in other pictures I have found of the typical Marker turntable bindings. The frame that holds the springs is painted light grey with "Racing" in red as a label.
The skis were given to my by a good friend who has extensive knowledge and skills in skiing and in the technical side of the equipment.
I will be speaking with him at some point and mention this to him then. Just looking for any comments now. I have the summer to replace the bindings if that is the recommendation. I appreciate your comments.