Originally Posted by Philpug
I am stocking it..but more for the kid that is getting a twintip that he will take into the park, then want to freeride it.
I think you will be surprised at how popular these will be. I just bought 4 pair of Jester Schizos for the household. For the same reasons I think lots of other people in the "enthusiast" market will snag these. And not for making day to day tweaks.
First, there are skis where you really want to dial in the fore/aft thing. I fully expect that once this is done, I'll never move them for myself. Nonetheless, a few days of pushing and pulling a cm or three using a key is better than re-drilling a bunch - and then deciding you want to go back to one of your previous holes. That said, if I had a loaner pair w/ schizos for a few appropriate days, I'd just do that, scope out my true preference, and slap non-schizo Jesters, STHs or FKSs on my skis. But, that's not what the world is giving me at the moment.
Second, it has many of the properties of a demo binding. Not super convenient for on the hill stuff. But easy to trade skis among friends and family with different BSLs or mount point preferences. With the benefit of Jester performance - which has served us well the past couple years.
Overall, I'm impressed with the quality. The toe and heel are standard. While the cable thing looks goofy - it appears solid in a minimalist way (time will tell if my read on this is wrong). The "rail" plate system is virtually the same as the std Jester/Griffon track. The rear baseplate supports exactly the std forward pressure screw mechanism. The stack height penalty appears to be 4mm. Overall, the tradeoffs seem way more attractive than a taller typical demo or railflex.
Like I said, time will tell. But there are some definite benefits with what are hopefully minimal trade offs compared to other "similar" options.