yes, go with the looks. and about the turntable tension, it isnt an issue. hell, it relly doent even need a spring. it just keeps them from floppin around. (the old turntable bindings didnt ahave a spring. what the turn table does, is move the pivot in a twisting fall from the back of the boot tab, upward to the center of your leg (inline with the tibia or some shit). so, when your boot is clicked in, it pushes the heel back. also, like said above, they adjust much better than the track style salomons. plush the release action is the best in the industry, and you can ride at a reasonable din, and not have to worry about lossing a ski when you dont want to. on salomons, you HAVE to ride them at 10 or 12, cause they pop off SO easy. plus, they do break. Looks are a far superior binding to the salomons, and the reactors are the best bindings out there, but they are expensive, only mount on line skis (i am not a fan of the freedom plate), and they are tall. fine for a real wide ski, but gonna hurt the feel of a ski like the chonic or 1260.
I drink pepto bismal like its water.. -PJO