Phil, can you elaborate a little bit more on the binding difference? Would it affect a bigger/heavier person more ( I'm 6'4 230lb ), or is there a strength issue? Also, can the updated 51mm bindings fit the 09's?
I'm on a serious budget like a lot of folks, and if the skis are the same, I could probably live with the binding difference unless there were serious issues with it ... or maybe a replacement binding could be negotiated with a seller perhaps. Thanks!