What about Marker M.11 or 12 Free bindings?
REI has Marker M.11 Free's for $60 (which includes a 90mm brake), but first for the background....
:I too am a lightweight (130lbs.) skier looking for bindings for my new Watea 84's. My hardpack skis have the Tyrolia Railflex SLD-11 bindings (with a DIN setting of about 6.5 I prefer to be closer to the middle of the binding's DIN range). While these bindings have released well I have concluded:
1) That I won't be going with a Railflex bindings on the Wateas (even though I ski my hardpack skis in the +15 setting - which was clearly a bonus). There definitely is some freeplay in the binding/railflex interface that I would prefer not to see translate into sloppy response for the Watea's. I demoed the Wateas with the the bindings set in the center mark and found this position to be fine so I won't miss the railflex convenience.
2) That the SLD-11's seem pretty cheap vs. the Markers or Looks that I've owned previously (I don't like Salomon's). It may only be cosmetic (or that I should have stepped up to the LD-12 regardless of my DIN setting), but the silver paint started peeling/breaking off the bindings right from the get-go, and the bindings started looking like hell very quickly. If they are cheap cosmetically it makes me wonder about the guts (though lightweight, I am an expert skier that is pretty abusive to my equipment)?
So, given the $60 price, does anyone have any experience with the Marker M.11 Free (or is this similar in quality to the SLD-11 such that I should stick with a higher-end product like the Tyrolia LD-12 or Marker M.12 Free)? Does anyone have experience with the Marker M.12 Free (these can be found for about $150, so are the worth the extra cost vs. the LD-12's)?