cydwhitI'd go Cast. I'm sure Dukes are fine, but if you're going hard, and occasionally touring, why not go all the way and have Pivots? I'm sorta unimpressed with comp results/film segments on bindings being used as proof that they're good. Like, Hoji put down so many segments on old Radicals. Is that relevant to your average NS hack who weighs more, is taller, and doesn't ski like a fricking puma? Cast is just P18's on the downhill. 100% the ride quality and reliability. No matter how good Dukes are, the top end that they could possibly be is equal to a Jester 16. That's plenty of binding for most people, sure, but why not stick with the tried and true at this point?
And with Cast, your money is going directly toward hardcore skiers doing their manufacturing in a small mountain town.
In addition to this if you don’t need a full 18 din you can use it with a pivot 15