Has anyone heard anything about the Marker Jester Schizo and Griffon Schizo bindings?
They're the same as the Jester and Griffon, but you can move the position of the binding 3 cm backwards or forwards on the ski to change the mounting position. So if you want to go ski some pow in the morning, you can set them to the rear mount position, and if you want to ski park that afternoon, you can move them forward for a more progressive stance.
They look like this:
The difference between the two is just the DIN range and price, just like on the normal Jesters and Griffons
I had three main concerns, now only two. My first concern was weight, but at 4.9 lbs for the Jesters, they're a pretty average weight. So my remaining concerns are the following:
1. Does all that extra crap (the plates for sliding the bindings, that weird bar in between the heel and toe piece to connect the two) affect the flex of the ski?
2. Though Marker claims excellent boot-binding contact, does all that extra crap create a "middleman" effect, decreasing responsiveness by putting too much between the boot and the ski?
If these issues are really non-issues, then the Griffon Schizos would be perfect for my next setup. Besides the colors. I hate the colors, but I'll live with them. So does anybody know anything about these bindings, or is it too early for me to be asking these questions?