I just purchased a new pair of Coombas and am seeking a little info on what bindings to put on them. I have a little time to choose because my ski season is over and I am not going to South America! I am 61 years with over 30 years ski experience so I have some good ideas, but just wanted some additional input. I already have one pair of powder skis (Scott p4 with Marker 14 bindings) and "all mountain" skis (MetronB5 with Neox 412's); but I had long wanted some Coombas and saw a good price and went for it. Now the details: (1) 99% percent of my skiing is lift served terrain, but I like to ski off piste. I very occasionally (very rarely) will take a little hike somewhere away from the top of the chair unloading area. (2) I love skiing trees and bowls and actively seek out off trail powder stashes. My wife will ski down the run and I will ski between the runs looking for untracked areas. (3) Given a choice I will probably not ski a groomed run if there is decent powder adjacent, although I will avoid crud like the plague. (4) Given my age and weight my DIN is 6.75 (P4's) to 8 (Metrons). Now, I am thinking the Marker 12.0 Free (3-12 DIN) is an adequate choice although I haven't ruled out Barons or Griffons. I have ruled out Duke's and Jester's as being too heavy and I don't need that much binding. Given the newer binding designs for wider skis what about other brands that would work? I've looked at Salomen STH 12, Tyrolia Peak 12 and 15 series and their clones. The Coomba has a 102 waist so brake width is a consideration.
Your input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks