parkplaygroundWhat is the design flaw with the Jesters/what are you breaking on them? I dont like Marker either but I can respect that that Jesters are a damn good binding. In fact the Pivots have far worse design flaws than markers.
The old 14s and the 18s currently dont have an adjustment that you are talking about. I dont fuck with the new 14s because theres just way too many pieces that can break imo. I would assume they can accomodate sole wear from looking at them though.
I know that the Attack series from Tyrolia has the exact feature you are talking about. I bought a pair of 18x's and they are probably the best overall bindings Ive used. (I own 2 pairs of fks 180s and a couple pairs of 140s, and a pair of STH WTR 2 16s).
Ok,so you know how the jester's heel piece is not directly screwed into the ski, but instead a sort of guide rail thing is and the heel piece slides on top of that? The heelpiece gets held in place by a small metal piece (sort of like a sideways screw) which fits into small metal notches on the rail.
I'm a big guy and the way I ski my skis definately take impacts. Due to that over time the notches and screw thing get worn out by that causing the heelpiece to not be able to be locked in. Because of that the entire heel piece starts sliding off the rail thing.
The first time it happend I did an involontary Real-Ski-Fi style slide on an elephant with one ski on my foot and the other one popping off when I hopped on the rail. Fun times.
And eventhough I'm a big guy I talked to a girl who had the same problems with her squires.
That's the reason I don't want to buy Jesters anymore since this is just going to happen again sooner or later...