I was planning on changing defective bindings on my Kuro 175s, but now I'm having second thoughts. My apologies to those who wrote back recommending bindings!
I purchased the Kuros at the end of the season last year and finally skied for nearly 2 weeks, of which 4 days were very deep powder days this year. They are in great condition. I would sell them without bindings.
I'm not having the same experience as others have reported. On deep, untracked powder, they were fantastic. I can ski any style I wish on them (long arcs, short rapid turns), and they like to ski fast which is my preference. However, on heavily tracked powder, they lose control. They bounce on top and will not turn, even if there is plenty of soft snow. They do not "blast" away the snow like others reported; they bounce on top. Moderately tracked powder is fine since the bouncing will stop once they hit powder. Then I can turn in the air or in the snow.
They are fine on packed powder snow, but they require smooth surfaces. Ripples and bumps will cause the skis to lose control again. Other than pure, untracked deep powder, they bounce incessantly. On moguls with less snow on the surface, the weight of the skis then become a problem as they don't turn well. Due to their weight, the skis are best suited for cat or helicopter skiing. Sidestepping or carrying them on my shoulders was tedious for long hikes.
I ski them with my legs wide apart to reduce clatter and crossing.
I've been told to slow down, but why should I? Perhaps I'm too light for the skis: I'm 5'8" and 140 lbs. I currently own Mantra 170 and I never experience my tips diving even in very deep powder, so I do not require additional flotation, which is seems to be the only benefit of the Kuros in my experience.
The other option is to purchase new bindings and reset my expectations: that the Kuros can only handle deep untracked powder and I should switch my skis to the Mantras once the snow is tracked.