dizzydizzyNot sure of the hate, I recommend them to everyone, griffons for smaller riders or less aggressive folks, and jesters for shredders. I ride jesters and jester pros and i've put 100+ days on them no sweat, still working like the day i got em. ive heard people complain that the jester toe piece can get some play after tons of hard riding but havent seen it...from what i can tell they are a big fuckin chunk of metal that keep my feet on my skis like a boss
agree with the previous post that everyone makes super sick bindings now...the only real ones id stay clear of are the sth 10 and the squire, any burlier 12 din binding should be good for your purposes
Ive had STH, Pivot, Attack, and Marker. They are all making quality shit when you spend $$$.
Ive had all the nice bindings from those companies aside from Marker (never owned Jesters).
I ski a decent amount. If you pay for premium bindings ($400 range), they should last longer than 100 days imo.
Out of those bindings, Pivots have broken the fastest (14s) and held up the longest (18s).
Attacks are the most consistent with longterm use (18s only).
STH are a pain in the ass to keep readjusting for no significant difference in performance.
Markers DO explode sometimes. They are arguably the easiest to replace when you brake something though.