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If you dont have a ton of money to dish out go with the px12 its a solid light weight binding but if you have the extra money deff invest in a pair of griffins or jesters.
They are the same binding indeed. Only difference is the name on the binding. Some of the older scratch bindings have the Axitec 2 glider while the SAS bindings use only a teflon glider. Simplicity means less chance of breaking.
I had 1 pair of Griffons come back to my shop last year because of a broken track when a guy landed switch. Get Jesters and you may avoid that problem.
Sollys are nice and light. Haven't seen any break, but they feel (and I said feel!) a little more cheaply made than the Rossi and Look bindings.
Tyrolias are solid, but have had people complain that they are heavy. Other than that, their diagonal heel release is nice as is their multi-direction release on their toe piece.
My preference? I like Look and Rossi bindings because of their solid mount pattern. The Griffon and Jester have a much narrower mount pattern to allow the ski to flex more naturally, but I find them to be a bit less responsive.
Possibly. They definitely don't have lifters like the regular Axial2/PX bindings. Any weight difference is negligible. Half a pound doesn't compare to the snow that cakes up on your skis, boots and bindings.