Hi all, my inaugural post! Have been lurking for a while, might as well join the discussion.
I just picked up a pair of '16 Rossi Experience 88's on clearance and am piecing together some bindings. That being said, here are my options so far (all in Loonies):
1) Look/Rossi SPX12/Axial3 Dual WTR - $170
2) Tyrolia Attack 13 - $100
3) Atomic/Salomon Warden MNC - $180
4) Look/Rossi Pivot 12/FKS 120 - $200
5) Salomon STH2 WTR 13 - $200
6) *Used* Look Pivot 14's - $130
7) *Used* Rossi FKS 120 - $50 (part of a Rossi 9S ski bundle, hoping to get at least $50 for the skis and race plates)
The accepted response on the internet is that any of the above bindings are fine (some however prefer Pivots because steeze), personally I want to spend as little as possible, hence the title of this thread. Any inherent issues with getting used bindings, specifically Pivot's/FKS'? I'm a 8.5-9 DIN, 208lbs, 6'1" intermediate-advanced skier. I also got rid of my previous setup which consisted of delaminated Bluehouse twintips with bindings and incorrectly fitted boots, so I am open to whether or not I should stick with alpine boots or venture into AT/WTR territory (NOT full on touring, I rarely go out West) - that would really dictate the binding.
With that said, half the bindings on my list are WTR compatible, the other half solely alpine. Should I be looking to get a somewhat future proofed binding? Also, I realize Rossi extends their warranty by a year if Look/Rossi bindings are installed - I was thinking of installing inserts in the Pivot pattern and mounting on an adapter plate to stick another manufacturer's bindings on.