I'm looking at buying a ski that I will be using over the next few years. Either the Icelantic Shaman, Salomon Czar, or PM Gear's Lhasa Pow, and now I'm wondering what bindings to put on them. I figure, if I'm going to plunk down on these, should I also fork out the dough for FKS or Look Pivot bindings? I like the idea that I can sell them at any time if need be. I like that they are somewhat light and all metal. But I'm 150 lbs, and my Look PX 12's on my Salomon 1080's have been very good to me. I run the DIN at 9 and see no need for running it up, but do I want those $400 bindings? They might last me forever, sooo.... I'm stuck. I think if I end up with the Lhasa Pows I will throw down on the $$$ ones, but just not sure. Also considering the Salomon Sth 16.
Any input on these bad boys? Do I have to have the pivot? Does the pivoting motion feel like slop, or is it really nice? I spend most of my time with the trees in that soft stuff.