997's..mid 90's.Still on the indemnified list.
Uses the same mounting holes as pretty much ALL Salomons from about 89/90 to..I think right up to 02/03.(The mounting holes changed VERY slightly in 88/9 at the end of the 747 era.They look VERY close but are NOT compatible..NOR can you mount later Salomons where these '47 er(4,5,6,7)have been..unless you go either forward or backwards..of centre about 3/4").
LOTS of beef in these h.d Solly's..durable..AND YES! LOTS!! of weight.Lots of anti-shock, not known for pre-releases..or other problems..try and stay away from..I forget now..the later..maybe 900's? (without the plastic a/f plate..)the ones that use the spring thinggy..they are pretty notorious for flying apart..and then ya gotta go looking for them..or usually other bindings to scab them off.
If you've got a size 10 or larger boot(foot size)..you shouldn't have to do a remount.What with variances in boot sole length..MOST installers mount these for a boot sole length in accordance with about a size 10(or larger) boot.(The sole length's escape me now.)Trust me..I have a size 9,9 1/2 foot/boot..and I have been offerred to use..and have bought enough skiis with that series binding mounted..and they are almost ALWAYS too short(the boot soles) for the bindings..GRRRRR..this neccesitates a remount..(HEHEHAHA..yes I keep my jig handy)..or..I slap a demo mount on(rear)..and simply use the heelpieces in the demo mount.Yes SOME of the demo mounts use the same mount(and the same heelpieces..only difference is the track)..and the heelpieces can simply be slid out of and replaced in different tracks.
Hope this helps ya out!