Ok, I'm new to this whole freestyle thing but have been skiing for years. I've spent the past three weekends working on skiing backwards and stuff and am now LOVING it (I'm still trying to get used to it so it's really the whole process of learning something new on skis that I'm actually loving). This whole experience of adding another dimension to my skiing has been very gratifying and I find myself having an all new love for skiing.
I've bit the bullet and bought a pair of twin tip skis (my buddy wanted his back that I was using). For this season only I bought a 2000-2001 pair of Rossi Powair's for 100 bux. Next season if I'm still into the whole thing I'll knuckle up and buy a nice pair but for right now the rossis will do.
My question is about bindings. Since I can afford it at the moment I'm going to buy a pair that'll serve me well as a freestyle model for the next couple of years (I'll transfer them to my good pair next season). What should I be looking for? Obviously I want them to be light, right? I've been a STRICT Marker man since I started skiing long ago so I have no idea about Look, Salomon, Tyrolia, or anything else. n Can somebody get me pointed in the right direction as to what would be a good choice for a binding? I was looking at the new Marker 1200 (?) with the piston control....do I really need all that stuff on it?
To give you an idea as to my situation. I am 6'5'..235 lbs, I ski all over the place, but I am located in Washington DC and therefore ski Mid-Atlantic East Coast crud most of the time. I am not building a park specific ski here as I will not be spending ALL of my time there so I'd like a LITTLE all mountain performance.
Again I'm just looking for some input on what bindings to get. Thanks all.