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bindings - is old skool acceptable?

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i just posted this in the Powder forums, so for those who check both, sorry for the repetition. i just picked up a pair of volkl g4's with some rental rossi bindings (DIN goes up to 12). thinking of getting rid of the rentals and throwing on my own rossignol FK's turntables. the fk's are about 5 years old, but didn't see much action - they were mounted on a pair of viper z's, skied maybe 25 days total. anyhow, i'm wondering if my 5-year-old bindings (din of 12) might be better than the non-turntable, newer bindings the volkl's came with. also, if i got rid of the rentals, i'd also lose the added height of the rental plate, which would probably be a good thing for this kind of ski. basically, have bindings improved as dramatically as skis in the past 5 years to warrant sticking with the newer bindings?
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I'm not familiar with any of those bindings, but Peter Keelty used to post the list of bindings the manufacturers still support. A five year old binding is probably still supported. I think Markers as old as M48 (from 1989?) are still supported, which means ski shops will still mount them. Shops try to move you to newer bindings but I'm pretty comfortable with older bindings.
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BTW to me, old school bindings means a Look Nevada toe with a Marker Explodamat heel, and a leather longthong.
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