Recently ordered a pair to put on some Line Bacons. While some people are going to say "Bacons, why bacons for Guardians?" I decided this because I don't tour much, and if I do have the opportunity to tour I don't want a dedicated setup that is pow only. Bacons will be my daily driver and what I ski the most, and I have 192 Chetlers I didn't even use last season because of school/shitty snow conditions. When inspecting the binding I first noticed how heavy it was. It's heavy, dukeish. I hated dukes with a passion because it was noticeable when skiing how lifted they were, especially if I just wanted to play around the resort. I also realized that when skiing I don't notice weight too much, I just ski. You don't notice the weight until you're on the lift or if you aren't strong enough to deal with it.
It is a REAL solid binding, what I would expect from Salomon. I know people who have used it for an entire season and they all seem to love it, and none of them have had issues with it turning into a tele binding mid-run. The attachment mechanism is metal to metal, real solid and with use I don't see that there would be any play in the binding unless after a lot, and I mean A LOT of use. You would expect issues with heavy multi-season use of most bindings, even FKS bindings, Things break with wear, s*** happens. I see this binding as a great binding to throw on a pow ski or even a daily driver when you don't have the quiver space or money to own multiple pairs. I was real tempted to just take the FKS off my chetlers and put them on the bacons, then to have my chetlers as my "sometimes touring, usually not" pow ski. Either way it will be a great addition to either ski, and I am confident it will. Yes there will always be improvements that could be made to it, but regardless if you are in the market for a duke-like binding that isn't a duke, I would jump on this. They will sell out, I got the second to last small in the northeast (not tooting my horn, making a point).
tl;dr This binding is real solid. If you think it will fit in your quiver of one or of many, jump on this. You won't be disappointed.