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tomPietrowskiThose jesters will be a good deal. You will need to swap the brakes but that is easy to do. The other binding I would look for is the sth2 13.
One thing to consider though is warranty. If you buy abroad it will be much harder is you need to warranty the bindings in the future. Not impossible just harder. But I know Switzerland is crazy pricey so I can understand your thinking. Maybe look to buy in Europe instead though.
.nylesI guarantee whatever shop sells marker bindings will have extra brakes. Just ask them if you can swap the 130's out for the 110's (or maybe the next size down is 115, I forget but even the 110 will fit just fine), most shops will comply if you're buying bindings from them as the brakes are brand new regardless so switching is easy.
NippletronYe the bindings brake is not a problem as you said, you can easily buy them separately and what not. With that said, does this look like a good deal: http://store.d-structure.com/en/item.php?catid=52&pos=2&id=144385&options[color]=BLACK%2FWHITE#.U07CpcsaySN Tyrolia Attack 16 (2013/2014 model I think) without brakes for 136$. For my my understanding the Marker Jesters / Salomon STH2 WTR 16 / Tyrolia Attack 16s are all good bindings which I can not go wrong with. Or are there a few differences which put one on top of the other. Rossignol FKs are more expensive.
tomPietrowskiAll 3 bindings use a sliding heel track so you could adjust the bindings do a change in boot. You can't move the mount point but honestly you will barly ever do it even if you had Schizos. Of the heel the jester is least durable and the sth the most I would say but they are all very good.
Toe piece wise again the marker is the least good. It has the highest stack height an only has a ramped AFD. The attack is much lower but again only has a ramped AFD again. The salomon has by far the best toe featuring true height adjustment and wing width adjustment.
Overall the salomon is the best but I would say you get a great binding at a great price with the attack. Marker are great too just not quite as good as the other 2.
tomPietrowskiDo not worry about the attacks they are a very solid binding. You were always able to get peaks at great prices too, tyrolea must have there production absolutly sorted so they can offer cheap prices. We sold more attack 13's then any other binding this season and I have seen no issues with them. Go for them or an sth if you have more cash to spend