I haven´t been looking for Marker Dukes since I last bought skis a
couple years ago when Dukes had just come out, and back then I was
discouraged to buy them because everybody were saying they´ll break up
on you if you do any jumps.
But now I find myself buying new powder
skis (Line Sir Francis Bacon) and I know I´m gonna be hiking in the
upcoming years, but still I want to do jibbing and freestyle before
that (and whenever I can´t find pow, which is about half of my time
That´s why I´d like to know if those durability issues were
just rumours or if they´ve fixed them? Cause I heard many people say
that you can´t practically land switch or the heel piece will break and
stuff like that.
The second binding choice would be Marker Jester
Schizo, which btw would be sick with Bacons!
So can the Dukes take a beating in the park and riding switch, or
should I just go with the Jester Schizos and later buy new pair of
skis? For the type of hiking I´m gonna do, the Bacons would be perfect
anyways... (no huge mountains)
Oh and I´m about 6´2´´ tall and weigh 180ish pounds, if that matters.